This morning WordPress reminded me that it is seven years ago today that I opened a WordPress account. I’m not the most prolific writer by any means. My posts occur at erratic intervals – sometimes weeks and occasionally months between posts. Over all, I have averaged one post every 5.1 days. Meanwhile most of the WordPress posters I follow post daily and quite a number post several times every day!
I don’t know about other WordPress users, but if I were to count all the words I’ve used in my posts and compare that to the number of words I’ve used in comments, I suspect that words in comments would outnumber words in posts by at least 2:1. I confess it’s much easier for me to comment on what others say than to convert my own ideas, concerns and joys into meaningful posts.
Even when I have something I would like to share, putting into words is never easy – it comes from not thinking with words. The fact that I currently have 73 drafts in various stages of readiness for publication, some dating as far back as five years ago, perhaps illustrates the difficulty I have in organizing my thoughts in a way that might be intelligible to others. I recently purged a great many drafts that were specific to a particular event, and I still have a few that should go as the moment for their publication has passed. But who knows, the way history repeats itself, especially with politics, perhaps a few drafts might become relevant again soon – very soon in the case of US politics.
I still have followers from my first months of blogging and especially to them but also to all my followers, thank you for taking a a few moments of your time to read the personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind.
5 Jun, 2021 at 5:45 pm
Most of my friends are happy that I’m an erratic poster as well Barry. I’m sure it’s way less than 5.1 days average. I think as long as you’re posting on what you know, what you like, or what you have a strong opinion on, no-one can ask for more. But when it comes to strong opinions I think my friends would vote for less from me.
Have a great weekend.
7 Jun, 2021 at 12:40 pm
The stronger my opinion, the less I seem to discuss it. Not sure why. Perhaps because I’ve already made up my mind?
6 Jun, 2021 at 2:51 am
Barry I think your words in comments would outnumber those in your posts by maybe 3:1.
And you communicate quite clearly most of the time as happens to most of us.
6 Jun, 2021 at 3:10 pm
Mak, thanks for the encouragement.
7 Jun, 2021 at 12:32 pm
You might be right about the ratio 🙂
Thoughts and ideas in written form are more precise than the way they float around in my mind, which is why I I’m better able to respond to them than those in my head. There, they are large amorphous blobs or clouds which I understand, but not directly translatable into paragraphs, sentences and words for consumption by others.
7 Jun, 2021 at 6:17 am
happy anniversary, I have not followed from the beginning, but I am a faithful follower now I have found you. I look forward to your posts!
7 Jun, 2021 at 12:23 pm
Thank you for your kind words