I was left thinking by both your post Corrie, as well as Doug’s
There are two pieces that I often come back to on this topic. The first is from J Hillis Miller who argued that we are always already writing:
As we read we compose, without thinking about it, a kind of running commentary or marginal jotting that adds more words to the words on the page. There is always already writing as the accompaniment to reading.
The challenge is getting those thoughts out.
The second is Clive Thompson’s discussion of the power of public:
Having an audience can clarify thinking. It’s easy to win an argument inside your head. But when you face a real audience, you have to be truly convincing.
Although nobody may care, it is the possibility that they might which probably matters.
In regards to your writing, what I have always appreciated about your posts over time is your effort to bring things together. Personally, I am less worried about the technical side of writing and more interested in the voice and perspective offered. But then, maybe I am just a bad writer too. Who knows, who cares 🙂