My friend JavaQueen does a lot of “randomness” posts. Sort of a stream-of-consciousness approach. It’s easy to read — just little snippets of different things flying at you. Milkshakes, bad hair day, and whether to correct the spelling of comments, all in one post. That sort of thing.
It’s a great approach and I intend to try it. It could be a disaster. JQ, you see, has a gift for off-beat topics, abrupt mood changes, and unexpected LOL-ness. Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates — “you never know what you’re gonna get.” (Of course, this could be because she has a L-I-F-E.)
I’ve never been accused of being spontaneous or doing the unexpected … either in life or in my work. Rigid, intense, controlled, analytical … I’ve heard that a lot. It worked for me professionally. Socially and personally, not so much.
I try to write spontaneously, but even as the words hit the page, er, screen, the editor in me starts analyzing and revising. Write a paragraph without stopping to correct or change something? Doubt I could do it. Let errors in comments go by? It’s tough. It’s my job used to be my job to correct stuff like that. Now I grit my teeth and let it go … most of the time. It’s someone else’s writing, after all. Let them own it.
Okay, randomness to come … after I’ve had time to think about it and figure out what to say. Oops. 🙁