A reduction in writing

In which I reduce my content by 50%.

Blogging on a computer

I live in a world without a delete button, or come to think of it a pause button. I also seem to be lacking a mute button as well to the chagrin of others. When I sit down to talk about anything I am going to go full flow with a lack of control or the ability to go back.

I should go back; too many times I go past the point where I should stop and push the limits of conversation. My biggest problem is that I want to be concise and erudite but when provided with a blank canvas I can’t contain myself and just end up carrying on and on and on….

I should learn to edit myself, I should be able to selectively delete and still get my message across.

Fat chance.

I lack that part of the brain that let’s me go back, my thought processes are one directional and that’s full steam ahead. As soon as I am finished with an email I press send, I barely even look at the spelling suggestions before I letΒ it out of my inbox.

If I could edit myself I’d go much further in life. I could get rid of the jokes and the sarcasm that is acceptable as a lackey but not as a manager. I’d be recognised for the work I do (and I’d get more done) rather than the jokes.

The problem is that what I delete is my essence, that shouldn’t be edited.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Slash and Burn.”

Write 500 words on any topic you like. Now remove 250 of them without changing the essence of your post.


Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

4 thoughts on “A reduction in writing”

    1. I used to work in a call centre and it taught me the invaluable skill of being able to selectively listen to others. I also have the philosophy of “Argument Effort”, if I am going to have to expend a lot of energy to debate an unimportant point then there is no value in it.

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