I’m baaaaaaaack! (:-)… thank you for your patience and thank to the wonderful people of WordPress.com for helping me…
I have noticed a troubling trend in my blogging. Lately, it seems that I have been writing shorter, lesser polished posts.
Have any of you noticed? I really want to know if my perception is accurate. I also have less patience while reading, especially for pleasure. It does not happen that much when it is for work, like a textbook or a paper.
This reminds me a little bit of what Nicholas Carr wrote in his book “The Shallows”, something in the lines that reading a physical book fosters attention and concentration, as opposed to the internet, which condition us to rapidly “sampling” bits of information. Oh, BTW, this is one of my MAJOR pet peeves, byte-size science!
In my admittedly unqualified opinion, I think that at least part of it is that I want to see the reactions about whatever I write as soon as I can (as in immediately). It is exactly the same way that I oftentimes feel when I post something on social media sites with names that rhyme with -acebook and -witter and practically as soon as I post the comment I keep checking them continuously to see if anyone noticed, ‘liked’, ‘favorited’ or replied to it. I know I am not alone as this is a rather common phenomenon nowadays.
Well, here’s the thing.
Those who know me may have already noticed from how I phrased my previous paragraphs that I am in what I call my “battle mode”, which happens when I have identified a problem and well, I attack it or at the very least try to come up with strategies to solve it.
I want to cultivate patience again, I want to enjoy slower reading, I want to pay my readers the proper respect for their time by at least trying to give them something useful, entertaining, insightful, meaningful, complete, and preferably all of the above.
Any of you my dear readers are welcome to comment and give me feedback; I will appreciate it immensely. That being said, I have several bloggers whom I interact with consistently. They are not just colleagues; I consider them friends, in the remarkable style of friendship that spans at least three continents and a couple of oceans, made possible through THE WEB… These wonderful people may be able to relate to this issue in a more direct way.
This ‘Baldscientist’s Super Friends League’ include you oh my faithful readers, as well as the authors of the following blogs:
Super Friends League (fellow bloggers and readers as well), unite! Have you gone through anything like this? Any ideas to overcome it?
Ahh, it is good to be back…