Saturday, May 19, 2018
In order to prepare for a two week trip with my lovely wife to Rome it is necessary for me to write 20 blog posts ahead of time. I don't have a lot of time to do this. I'm not sure I actually have any time to do this. But I have made a sacred charter, somewhere, I think, that says I must post a new blog post everyday. So I wanted to put a stickied explanation of the desperation of my plight at the top of each of my next twenty blog posts.
I am hoping this will explain why my comments might be (checked (X) as appropriate):
xx First drafts
__ Borderline plagiarized from someone else
__ Borderline plagiarized from myself
__ Petty about the Internet
__ Pandering to the reader
__ Technically illegal in the country of Turkey
__ Ending abruptly
__ Too frank by half
__ Pretty much just the lyrics of some song I like
__ Actually a lot like any of my regular blog posts
This particular post is:
02 of 20
End of Stickied Introduction
Hello reader. This is really my first go around with this stickied introduction. And I'd like to say a few things about it now that I can finally see it in action. The first thing is that its main benefit is how it took me like six posts to write it. If you've been following along regularly with clerkmanifesto over this past week you will be aware that every single post was an attempt to create a stickied introduction. So I'm still kind of addicted to talking about the stickied introduction.
The second thing I'm noticing is that while this stickied introduction is very inspiring and everything, it's not like it writes blog posts for me. I still have to think of ideas and words and all of that. That may not seem like much to you, who has spent your whole life thinking in words and speaking them. But I mostly have sat in mute harmonic meditations my whole life, so this is all new to me. The beauty of admiring a stone and all that.
The third thing I've noticed is the overwhelming temptation I feel to check off a couple of items from my list, like today I already checked "incoherent", "first drafts", and finally,