26/2/20204

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So, my brain did that thing where it knew I was going to wake a bit earlier but decided it would make it two hours earlier instead of just the 30 minutes I had planned.

That being said, I was very happy with my first shot at morning pages/early morning writing. I think that switching to pen and paper a while back made it a lot easier than it would have been otherwise; I'm used to writing by hand so it wasn't a shock to jump in and do so for 30 minutes straight.

The real test will be when I'm back on an early shift next week. 😴

26/02/2020, 09:01
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Even after one attempt I think I can see why so many people swear by morning pages: there is a real truth in such uninhibited, free writing, truth that we might not be willing to admit or put on the page when actually thinking about it.

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Bix writes that "there’s not actually anything especially wrong with blogging as a form and a format" in response to yesterday's post on a text renaissance and "New Blogging".

I largely agree.

Still, as I said, we have been stuck in the same paradigm for the past couple of decades; whether that's because it just works or because there's no real viable alternative I don't know. Have we reached a state of inertia because things must conform to standards and those standards have been left alone for so long?

It's hard to envision something new, something different, because of the time we've been in this position. The daily feed is one variant but that's all it is - a variant, just a reworking of what we already have. Maybe we can only tweak it round the edges due to the nature of blogging itself.

I hope not.

I can see the appeal of doing new things with blogging, presenting our thoughts in radically different, innovative ways. Would this still be considered blogging? I don't really see why not. Would such a change be transmittable via some kind of new delivery mechanism or would we become rooted to the page itself? Would that necessarily be such a bad thing?

We have become slaves to standards and convenience, perhaps it's time to shake things up a bit.

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