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Why I deleted these posts

While revising all of my blogposts I re-wrote and corrected many posts that needed clarity and editing, but I also deleted these old posts that were marred with nonsense, and that lacked strength and information.

In ‘The Struggle is Real’ I felt that I wrote this piece from a place of angst, ignorance, and confusion; while rereading the text that I impulsively wrote, I felt that the negative energy I felt back then punched me in the face, I knew right away that I had to delete this destabilising post. Though I was, and still is, in love with the title — because at that time I was really struggling with something that I wasn’t able to understand — my thoughts on the page didn’t reflect the real cause of my struggle, which was way more complex, and internal, and pestiferous; I was struggling to not drown in that dark-sea of emotions that geysered from that erupted source. This piece was a confusing one, even mentally disturbing I would say, for it was in direct conflict with my own system of thinking. I guess that people mature, and with them the words that they once said.

Look! I’m not an essayist nor a scholar, I’m a creative writer who writes from feelings, I’m the type of writer who needs to let the words simmer, I write turtleishly, I write from an internal point of view, and that thing that I wrote for ‘Science-fiction, the literature of ideas’, well, it didn’t at all made justice to that subject matter. I don’t have the time to research through science-fiction books and movies extracts that will sustain and strengthen my point of view about why Science-fiction is in fact the literature of ideas, thus I deleted this blogpost too.

Writing should be done from a place of understanding and experience accumulated through practice; you become a reference and expert on a subject when you know answers; and for the blogpost ‘About Meditation for creatives’ I don’t think that I have enough experience in the domain of meditation to effectively write about this subject. I don’t even meditate like everyone else who meditates meditate, but back then I just wanted to share how mental exercises helped me to write, helped me to be more creative. I felt that this title was a clickbait, an affront to all the serious practitioners of meditation — I really didn’t have the right to write about things that I don’t really know, or that I’m not sure of, and I’m sorry for that, I guess that I have to monitor that Dunning-Kruger effect more closely.

In ‘15 minutes of reading a day keeps your words flowing’ I rushed things, that’s for sure. Also, I haven’t really tested on a long period of time if whether words really flow effortlessly if everyday you read for 15 minutes… good that I deleted this blogpost for it looked misleading; it certainly looked like another clickbait.

I also deleted ‘What Is A Personal Blog’ and ‘4 Tips For The Autodidact To Consider Before submitting That First Piece Of Writing’ for I don’t think that I have enough authority and experience to write about persuasive subjects that need in-depth clear explanations; I don’t think that I have attained that needed level where my writings can transmute thoughts and help readers to decide. The ‘what’, ‘how’, and ‘why’, same as ‘when’, are specific words that are meant to give an exact answer that will help the person understand and decide; the information given needs to be precise. Good persuasive writing is all about the use of precise words to construct logical sentences that give these clever paragraphs, which in turn produce an understandable intellectual complete text; and with ‘What Is A Personal Blog’, I don’t think that I did a good job of writing clearly about this informational subject matter, same for ‘4 Tips For The Autodidact To Consider Before submitting That First Piece Of Writing’, which was way too thin, way too idle.

Everyday I’m learning something new about writing; everyday I feel the depth of words; everyday I learn that there is more to the structure of a piece, that writing is a fathomless sea, and that ideas and thoughts are ever-changing spectral substances that mature with the growth of the mind. I’ve learned so much from these outdated, spineless, and confusing contents, that now I feel that I’ve reached a new level of blogging, and where I hope, that from now on, I’ll be able to spot right away these mistakes that I’ve learned to detect.

4 comments

  1. A good discipline. I have sometimes almost re-written old blog posts. Not necessarily because anyone reads the updates but because I either discovered new information or was unhappy with how they read when I wasn’t working to some self-imposed deadline. Good luck!

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