Blogging makes it easy for anyone with an internet connection and a few half-baked thoughts to type them out and share for the world to see.  Or to record a video or some else new-fangled social media app that ‘takes the friction out of ________’.

But just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

Some days, when I don’t want to write here, the excuse that floats into mind is just STFU. No one needs or wants to hear or read what I have to say, so why do I bother.  It’s a valid reason. No one reads anything here anyway. It’s a lot of effort. It’s not paying anything. It takes time away from other things I *could* be doing.

The only reason I keep doing this is so the words can flow out of me better when I DO have something to say. Constructing an idea is hard when all I have are simply marks on a piece of paper. Letters of the alphabet. The hope that what I say/write is in fact what I mean. And a constant battle to learn how to do it.