Writing Limits

The other week I wrote about how I’d tried to change the balance of my writing so that I was Writing Less to Write More.

Fell Foot Tree ArtThe challenge was to spend less time on Twitter and Facebook so that I wrote more consistently here.

The lesson I’ve learnt from this experiment is that there are limits to my writing output. I don’t have enough capacity to allow me to contribute in all of the places I’d like to, I have to be selective.

Over the last few weeks I’ve allowed myself to put the experiment in reverse and to deliberately get sucked back into Twitter and Facebook. This unsurprisingly precipitated a drop off in writing here, it wasn’t a conscious thing, it was just the way it was.

If you are a keen observer you will have noticed that I still wrote the occasional post, but nothing of any quality, or with any consideration. I wrote the easy stuff mainly in the Because it’s Friday category.

So I have a choice, I can contribute lots of little bits to all sorts of social media places, or I can contribute in a considered manner – I can’t do both. It’s a personal preference, but I think I’d rather be more considered, so it’s back to Writing Less to Write More.

Making some changes

I’m in the process of making some changes on this site. I’ve felt for a while that it needed a bit of a facelift. I’ve been trying to stick to my principles of simplicity, but the current manifestation is perhaps a bit too minimalist even for me. Jimmy, Grandad and Grandma go to CornwallIt’s not finished yet.

I’ve also been experiencing some performance issues which are proving difficult to get to the bottom of.

If you are a reader of Blessings then you’ll notice that it is currently in maintenance mode. I want to resolve one set of performance issues and get to a format I like before spreading it across both sites.