I don't know if this happens to other bloggers, but there are times when I write a blog post, go over it again and again to try to word it just right, and then delete the whole thing before hitting the Publish button because I think it sucks. Is that common? Or is it because I'm a writer and I don't want to publish garbage, even on my blog? (Yeah, I know, some of you are thinking that most of my blog posts are garbage anyway, but that's a topic for a different time.)
I just deleted a blog post because, although it started out as a good idea, I didn't have enough evidence to back up the point I was trying to make. I've deleted other posts because after I started on them, I decided the topics were too boring, too controversial, or I just didn't feel confident enough to talk about them. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
Sometimes I think I should be more spontaneous and write about whatever springs to mind, even if it's half baked. After all, isn't that what blogs are supposed to be for in the first place? I'm not writing a book to be published or a news magazine, I'm writing a personal blog. One that almost no one cares about anyway!
So this post is my attempt to do that. If I had my usual filters on, I'd delete this post because, really, who cares about the time I deleted the blog post I spent so much time on?