Twitter takes care of the need to share interesting thoughts and links with folks, without the time sink of writing a post (or, god forbid, an essay). Short form, 140 chars, is severely. restrictive, and if you want to convey meaning in 140 chars, you have a challenge. However
Why blog? Tweet instead or write in a moleskine with a lock. But don't stop writing.seems to pretty accurately capture any meaning worth extracting from this post. So why am I writing it? It's fun. I have a little time now, since the DOE review is over, and my life is coming back to normal. I'm at home for the holidays and I had to play with Blogger for other reasons. Probably seven other reasons. It's like doodling, but with your mind. And thinking about a prospective reader, which I don't when I write in my journal, focuses the mind a little, while allowing yourself freeform text makes the thoughts flow a bit more freely.
So, maybe for the new year I'll try to update this place once a month or so, which, of course, isn't any serious effort, but represents an apparent factor of 12 increase over prior efforts!