My birthday seems to roll into my world carried by an existential fog that compels me to sit back, reflect and compose my thoughts. Basically for my own edification. That’s what silly personal blogs are for, right?
My new apartment is now fully painted and (nearly) fully furnished. I’m approaching everything fairly practically, so I’m only adding furniture when I have a purpose for it. The paint and decor I’ve added in the past couple of weeks really brings out the life of this place, and is really boosting the creativity I experience in my office. I have some pictures to show off (before and after) and some little tips I’ve picked up through the experience.
Defining and categorizing has always seemed to be at once the simplest and most difficult thing imaginable. I especially enjoy Socrates discuss the topic in his dialogs. It’s interesting to see some (what seem to me to be) silly options tossed out to describe the way to think of a definition, and know that even today we struggle with the same issue, just later on in history.
This week I turned twenty, and at times like this (birthdays, big milestones) I feel I should stop and look back over something, and maybe reflect a bit. Let’s see how this goes.
I tend to start writing using bullet points and phrases. Usually, there’s only one or two statements I really want to get across anytime I write a post or entry. That’s where I start. Where it comes into the page, that all depends on what it takes to develop to the point of writing.Sometimes I start by grabbing a Writeboard and scribbling notes into it in list format. Other times I grab a scrap piece of paper (always scrap, never waste whole papers) and put my idea down on paper. It’s interesting, actually, that sometimes it takes paper to turn on certain parts of my creativity that typing doesn’t seem to bring out. Anyone have some psychology on that one?
And, for the record, this is one of the first posts that I’ve written in some time that didn’t start with bullet points and a phrase. I just sort of wrote it. Maybe you can tell. Hopefully I’m not that bad.
Sometimes, when writing for a blog, it can be difficult to come up with things to blog about. And sometimes it isn’t as harsh as that, but just gathering the energy can be challenging. When that happens (not if) I would suggest giving yourself a loose blogging schedule.
I have a lot on my plate right now. Luckily I’m a hungry guy.