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Why I Do This; Some Justifications

18March2006 [personal]
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This thing I do, I do it for me. I write for me. I am conscious that I am putting this out into the void, but not conscious of a particular audience. I know that family and friends can read this, and it may keep them up-to-date with what I’m doing and thinking, but I also know that most of them don’t. I know that when they do, much of what I’ve written is just confusing. And I don’t know if they know, but this site isn’t actually the best way to keep up. I write this as a journal, but it is deliberately not private. I’ve tried keeping a private journal in the past, and I’ve never been able to do it. Here, I just write. It is a way for me to keep writing, and to get some thoughts out.

What I write here is neither fact nor fiction.

I don’t have comments here. I may do so one day, but I would probably do it on a different site. This site isn’t supposed to be a part of the conversation. Sending me an email isn’t really much harder than filling out a comments form. I may even make it easier.

Very occasionally, I write something and don’t go through with it. But I usually do. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. I keep a few text files on my laptop where I draft things, and keep a ‘blog this’ list. But then, this isn’t a blog, which is why things don’t make it online. This is a journal, a notepad.

Everything I write, everywhere, is neither fact nor fiction.

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