I have noticed a strange phenomenon on this site.
Sometimes I get an idea and I mull over it. I plan what I am going to write and the following day I scribble it out. And it goes down like a lead duck.
Other times I switch on, take a look at the blank screen and just write without even knowing what I am going to write about until I finish. And I get loads of readers and loads of comments.
What’s the difference?
I was going to write about the Frontline programme last Monday because it pissed me off no end. I was going to hold up Crown as the archetypal condescending Puritan cunt that he is, with his conviction that his mission in life is to force us to live according to his scheme of things. I was going to mention Clancy for the lying little toe-rag that he is. But I had mulled over the subject and realised that there was no point in writing it simply because I had mulled it over.
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So my technique is to sit down, switch on and start writing about a topic without knowing exactly what I am going to say next.
The only problem then is what to do when that topic fails to materialise. Blank screen. Blank mind. Blank.
I have quite a few things to write about today. But I have thought about them beforehand so there is no point in writing them.