Sunday, February 21, 2010

Torn Between Two Formats

Yesterday I sat down to blog, but opened my book file instead. I wanted to experiment with applying my blogging style to my usual essay style. This post is a compare and contrast analysis of technique, word choice, length (324 essay vs. 160 blog), tone, metaphorical flourish. This should be dull for my readers save for the handful who do this for their life's work.

The title was what I would use in a post. The rest is a litany of my day, a normal day that included food consumption, medication, beauty techniques, errands, a nap before a special dinner in a restaurant. For fun, I mention black holes. I tried to keep it breezy but it reads like a laundry list. No interesting wordage. To counterbalance the boredom that literally made my skin itch, I wrote a few poems about leukemia in a separate folder. Who will want to read these, I have no idea.

Now that I've unaccountably made this brief post as dull as dishwater essay, I expect no comments.


George Jempty said...

Sounds like you're making good progress!

オテモヤン said...
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George Jempty said...

jeez how ridiculous that this blog is getting comment spam

Ann said...

The fact that I have trouble coming up with new content outside of what I had for breakfast is why I've been blogging so little of late. It sounds like you're making good progress on the manuscript. Keep it up. :)

Paula said...

The world needs leukemia poems.
Throw them in the book!

This week: Jog, write, jog, write