I’ve been lazy recently. Anybody who has been following for a while may notice certain themes repeating themselves, in fact it may even look like I’m duplicating posts. I hope that appears to be the case as that is exactly what has happened, and that’s because I’m being lazy.
This liberal delving of the archives is not entirely what I had planned to do this year, I was all ready to write 100% new content. Then a new job happened, and a new child, and the craziness of the existing progeny. In the end my determination to post once a day overrode my ability to create anew.
So I have borrowed on more than one occasion.
Finding time to write is at a premium currently, once my professional and parental responsibilities are over then it is already pushing 8pm. By this point trying to activate the creativity part of my brain is an uphill battle. It is very hard to switch from changing nappies to writing. I’m not JK, I’m a hobbyist that can barely do one task half decently let alone be witty in 300 words.
Instead the temptation to repost helps me fulfill an obligation to myself to post once a day (now on day 479). But it doesn’t make me feel like I’m being a good writer, by copying I just feel like I’m cheating. My post yesterday on British travellers…that was like the GeekErgoSum SE (same as last year, just a bit smaller).
I could rationalise this by imagining that I’m in a constant state of reboot (or is it remake) and I’m just reimagining my missives for a new generation (on the internet a generation only lasts 7 months). The truth is that some days I run out of ideas.
We all have those days, and on those days to keep going maybe we should be allowed to get away with cheating. It could be worse, I’ve yet to do a clip show or add a cute but hitherto unknown cousin. Side fact: the easy way to spot a good Simpsons episode is check if it is either in SD or 4:3.
The irony is that this post on borrowing is all new.
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