Atta Ikede

September 28, 2008

No more blog vacations

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 9:56 am

I haven’t blogged in a while.

I’ve realized that if I don’t blog every few days, it’s hard to get back into it. With writing, as with most things, practice makes perfect and if I ignore the blog for a few weeks then I find it’s much harder to organize my thoughts and compose paragraphs upon my return than if I maintain a steady rhythm of posting.

You’d think that writing would come easily for me given that I write specs for a living, but actually, I think spec writing is killing my vocabulary and whatever grasp of sentence construction I had.

Specs are usually terse, heavy on point form and low on expressiveness. The important thing in a spec is to get your main points across to an audience that isn’t necessarily going to read the whole document, for whom English may be a second language, and who come from different departments that may have product or department specific “languages”. Honestly, writing a spec is to an essay what a cheap walmart dress is to a Marc Jacobs gown. It’s an entirely different beast.

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2 Comments »

  1. I’m missed your blogs. But I can understand being so busy that you just don’t have the time, or words to express.

    Fear not: I will always be a loyal reader.

    Comment by Julie — September 30, 2008 @ 7:50 am

  2. start blogging!! I was expecting many posts to read and catch up….

    Comment by picnic buddy — September 30, 2008 @ 10:02 am


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