“…and, having writ, moves on.”

…or maybe not.

I use The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David here to cheaply illustrate how I feel about my own writing…

I don’t know if others do it, but I do it.

I revisit old blog posts I’ve written and edit them. I can’t stand by some of the crap I write, so I clean it up. Usually, I tone things down. The first version is almost always too long or unnecessarily dramatic. Maybe I’m too flip or glib. Whatever it is, it’s usually too much and needs to be paired down. Rarely do I get it right the first time around. Perhaps the brevity of Instagram is where it’s at. Picture, picture, hashtag, done? ∆

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