Getting Stuff Down


My life got more busy lately since I started a masters degree, perhaps it’s not the best time to start a blog. But, as the headmaster at my high school would cheekily remark, “if you want something doing, give it to a busy person” (often at the end of a conversation to parents about homework allocation).

In order to make the blog successful, it needs to have content. I think if I try to make each new post as good as I can, then this blog will remain decidedly empty. I aim to embrace the maxim that ‘perfection is the enemy of good’ and strive to improve the quality blog, at least initially, by simply getting content out there, and getting into the habit of getting stuff down.

Actually, there’s a fun anecdote about this; a university professor once split their photography class in two; one half would be graded on the number of photos they produced, and the other on the composition of a single photo that they would select and submit. At the end of the course, the best photos were all from the ‘quantity’ side of the class, since they had spent lots of time practicing their skills, while the ‘quality’ side of the class mostly theorised about the best approach, and didn’t actually learn as much. There’s a more in-depth blog post about that here.

That’s not to say that I’d like to post complete junk, I hope each post will have a central theme and something meaningful that I’d like to say as the basis behind it.