Archive for February 7th, 2011
There’s one bad thing about learning the ropes around here: as I’m able to do more, I have less time to do each individual task.
Where I notice this most is in my blogging. It used to be that at the end of the day, I would set aside an hour to write and revise before releasing my blog into the online wilderness, hoping that it was strong enough to fend for itself. As my plate fills up, I find myself turning to the blog half an hour before I leave the office; sometimes, I end up feeling like I’m releasing something half-formed and defenceless, easy prey for the online wolves.
This is hard for me, given the way I usually revise, and revise, and revise, searching for that perfect play of words. One of my personal favourite bloggers, Allie Brosh, spends roughly ten hours on each post she puts up, and the results are fairly clear. I’m beginning to feel like I’m slighting the blogosphere with my hurried contributions.
I’m wondering if, in learning the ropes, I’m losing sight of the individual fibres.
As my fellow intern/blogger noted, co-ops employ generalists. The good part of being a generalist is that you never get bored, you’re always learning something new. Perhaps this is the downside, though: not enough time to indulge my inner perfectionist.