The Write&Run31 challenge ends in three days, and I’ll have some sort of conclusion post on February first about it and that’ll be cool.
Although I haven’t had much of a consistent theme to my posts, I want you to know in advance that I will be playing around with themes. From observation in the last 28 days, I’ve noticed–and I’m sure you have noticed–that not all of my writing is created equal.
I write the best (according to me) when I feel strongly about something. It doesn’t even matter what it is–whether it’s about band haters or doing things I would have never expected. In contrast, I write the worst when I feel pressured to push out content because I have established a nearly every day posting schedule. I’m not even going to try to be a good content curator and link them–you can go find them. Although I am notorious for editing as little as possible and disregarding suggestions from a peer editor, I still like to have at least a little time to think about it instead of hitting publish ten minutes after finishing writing, like I will probably do with this post.
I know what I’m passionate about–I stated it nicely in one sentence on the very first day: “I’m Matt Criscuolo–Eagle Scout, health nut, closeted bando, certified science nerd, and avid water drinker.” But I don’t find myself writing within these topics. Instead I find myself trying to capture grand ideas and “deep” concepts and addressing them poorly. That’s just not how I want to write.
I don’t know how I’ll figure this out. I don’t even think that knowing how is that important.
Just be forewarned if you’re a regular reader, there may be some better writing than my best so far, and some worse than the worst in the near future. I will also play around with site design and some other things. I plan on posting my writing for a while, and I don’t want the blog to be entirely Facebook dependent–which it is right now. I want to gather high quality readership who is interested in intelligent discussions. This is happening on Facebook, but this site looks completely barren. Again, I don’t actually know how to make this change, so I will experiment.
I think this will work out well.