In a way this post is the classic “I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much lately” post. But the title also means that I had a realization today that I need to write more. Not write more in the sense that I need to publish more, to pad my cv, although I guess that’s always generally true. What I mean is that I need to engage more in the act of writing, in the act of writing down my thoughts about whatever it is that I am trying to process at the moment. When I was writing my last book I was writing everyday, consistently working language into a form that communicated my meaning to others. But when I am not working on a long project like that, then sometimes I am writing every day, such as when I am working on an article, but most of the time I am not writing every day, but instead filling my days with other tasks, like reading, meeting, email, etc.
This blog is supposed to be a “work blog” and so in writing more on it I do need to limit myself to content that is relevant to my work, but I think I have been censoring much beyond that limit; I have not been writing much here because I have been too conscious of what the audience will think, too worried that the ideas, and the writing, have to be polished before I can hit ‘publish’. But I think I need to try to let that worry go, and just start writing more.