Drafts of Posts That Might Have Been

If you are one of the fabulous 17 long time readers here you have seen that there are days when I can put up seven or eight posts. Sometimes I have to restrain myself because I could easily increase that. And then again there are those moments when I have almost nothing to say and it is an effort to update the blog.

Ok, those days are few and far between. In general I don’t have much trouble coming up with material which is part of why my inbox is filled with drafts of posts that never managed to see the light of day.

Sometimes that is because I can’t make the post work. That is, I don’t like the end product. It doesn’t flow. I can’t stand the way it reads. I hate the way it sounds etc.

You might wonder what happens to these posts. I have often said that I don’t do much in the way of editing or rewriting my posts. Well, I am glad that you asked. If I am having trouble making a post work for me I often save it as a draft with the idea that I’ll come back to it later on.

The problem is that unless the topic really grabs me I often forget to look at the draft section of the blog. And now after three years it is filled with all sorts of odds and ends. It kind of reminds me of an old toy box that is full of toys that were once shiny and new and now have become a bit faded.

But like old toys some of them still have a little life in them so every now and then I open up the toy box to see if there aren’t a couple of buried treasures just waiting to see the light of day again. Sometimes all that is really required is a little time and some perspective.

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3 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack July 13, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    How,

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Rhea,

    I probably should do the same.

  2. Rhea July 12, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    I find that I often delete old drafts because if I can’t dash off a post quickly and in one sitting, I usually it doesn’t come out right. So I don’t like to return to an old draft.

  3. howstrange July 12, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    I totally agree. I’ve only just started my blog, mainly as a way of getting all the strange things buzzing round my mind to go somewhere else. I have always written stuff down though. One of my worst habits being that i’ll start something, not really like what i’ve done so leave it and think ‘I’ll sort it later’, then not look at it for a couple of years. I always seem to find that if they still seem like a good idea when I re-read them, then they probably were a good idea. If that makes any sense. Any, interesting blog!

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