Sunday, January 03, 2010

How I Write

This entry comes to mind because my blog's new color scheme reminds me of a legal pad. I blog spontaneously, but otherwise I hate coming to the keyboard with vague or no ideas. Before I switched to memo pads to save space, I jotted most of my ideas down on legal pads.

I didn't redo my blog with the idea of a legal pad, but already the colors have inspired me. Writing on a laptop in college made me feel conspicuous. I'm sure few people give them second looks today, but I've only ever been able to jot brief ideas on the go. These would probably amount to a single printed page. As fancy as fonts can be, none can call up the context of what I dash off and the subtext of the moment like longhand.

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