Struggling with structure

December 23, 2006

The struggle to find a “voice” – a balance between content/topics and form – continues, but I may have found a workable solution.

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Struggling with style

December 9, 2006

I’ve noticed a real problem with writing in this blog.

It isn’t that I don’t have any topics to write about; my “drafts” collection in this blog’s control panel has half-a-dozen articles on the go. It isn’t that I don’t know exactly what I want to say about those topics; I have the articles perfectly pictured in my head.

That’s the problem, they’re pictured.

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What’s in a name?

December 7, 2006

When I explained why I blog, I said I’d also explain the “weird name” and why it changed from Memetic Selection to Memetic Syns — although blog names tend to be quirky and often admit no explanation other than writer whim.

I explained that that this blog is a forum for me to structure and articulate thought through explanation to a — possibly fictional — audience. The name reflects that, being a blend of two ideas.

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Why Blog?

December 1, 2006

The short answer is that I blog to explain the world to myself.

Having other people read my thoughts, comment on them, find them interesting and/or entertaining, discuss them with me, point out new implications that I hadn’t thought of on my own, present contrasting views, and correct my errors, are all possible, and quite welcome, benefits (possible because it isn’t really happening yet – and it may never happen) – but they aren’t the raison d’etre for the blog.

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