Sunday, November 15, 2015

Keeping Up

I love to read posts from my fellow writers.  Every one of the blogs on the right hand side of this page are blogs I personally selected to advertise.  I think they're witty, insightful, and provide something different for writers to consider.  I love going through each one and picking out nuggets of wisdom.

Or at least I did love it.  Unfortunately, my current job takes an extraordinary amount of time, and that has prevented me from going as in depth on these sites as I used to.  I used to post a comment at least once a week, sometimes more often, on each site, if for no other reason than to keep the conversation going.  I knew that even if I couldn't keep up with the conversation in real time, someone would've kept it going so that I could catch up upon my return.

Reading and interacting are great with people of similar interests.  Note that I didn't say "of like mind" or "with similar backgrounds."  Diversity of ideas is the true measure of diversity, and I enjoy engaging with writers from all over the spectrum because each brings a unique take on how to approach whatever the topic is.

That's why I despair when I'm unable to do this as much as I would like.  Once this current job ends sometime next summer, and I get back on a more sane schedule, I look forward to getting back into it.  And if you're not into such things, you should try.  The posts themselves are great, but it's the interaction with the other readers and even the site owner that provides the greatest potential to broaden what you know.


  1. That sad thing about modern life is that the things we like to do the most are the ones that stop first when things get really busy.

    1. That's true. Maybe we should take a step back and re-prioritize. At least I wish I could do that.