I’ve been doing a lot of cliffjumping recently.

December 21, 2009 – 2:34 pm

After a couple months pacing the cliff, I finally dived in and posted on Geek Feminism.

Well, jumped in once – which is not predictive about how much or when or how I may jump in again in the future. But… yeah. Momentum building slowly; eventually these dots may connect to show a forward-moving vector.

A nontrivial amount of cheerleading and hand-holding took place along the way, and I’m extremely grateful to the many extremely patient folks who’ve sat with me through multiple drafts of multiple essays. Honestly, the revision process has been more about the revision of the way I think, and getting up the guts to hit the “Publish” button, than it has been about the content of the writing itself.

The thing that’s run through my mind for the last few months is that Geek Feminism’s content looks something like this:

  • Beautiful, coherent essay!
  • Beautiful, coherent essay!
  • Linkspam of beautiful, coherent essays!
  • Beautiful, coherent essay!

…and then I come along and add

  • as;lkdjfa;lksdjflskdjag;slkdjs

You may know the feeling.

“The Heroine With… what are her thousand faces?” is more a braindump than an essay, but it’s there.

And now I’m going to return to my regularly scheduled workingness. I’ve got a website to deploy, a scholarship to run, a lot of tickets to go through, some scripts to fix…

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  1. One Response to “I’ve been doing a lot of cliffjumping recently.”

  2. I’m typing in a little box right now because I left my RSS reader and came to your page. I didn’t know what I wanted to say, but something in the way this was written made me want to come and respond to what you had to say.

    I think part of it is that there is a lot of value in this braindump format. It might not be as pretty to read as a nice, coherent essay, but at least for me, the questions that you’re asking yourself in it make me ask questions to myself.

    One of my favorite blogs to read is that on marketer Seth Godin. The way it’s written makes it seem like he’s just putting down whatever came to mind that morning, but the simple and thought-provoking raw ideas in there are a starting point for questioning, for discussion, and for generating excitement.

    So even if the post quality isn’t as great as you want it to be, thank you for gathering up the courage to hit publish on all the things you write. I know I enjoy reading them, and it makes me want to write things myself. Which is why I’m here typing in this little box.

    (You know, when I started this, I thought I didn’t really have anything to say and I was about to close the tab without writing anything. The first word is always the hardest, isn’t it?)

    By David N on Dec 21, 2009

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