A Thousand Resolutions

For the next two weeks I’m going to try to write at least a thousand words a day, every day. Some of these words will be here, others may be other places, and some might not even be destined online. (Gasp!) When I met Tyler Cowen he told me that writing every morning is just about the best thing you can do to improve. We’ll see how this goes. I’ve always thought lots of reading was crucial to good writing as well, however my reading time is currently monopolized by John Locke. And thus if I start to write like him, it is within your rights to slap me upside the head.

One thing that’s making it nicer is WordPress has an option to make your posting <textarea> as big as you want and I already know all the quicktag shortcuts by heart so posting is as easy and pleasant as using a good editor like Dreamweaver or Topstyle. My textarea is currently 50 rows high, which is growing on me.

I would like to have more links in entries.

8 replies on “A Thousand Resolutions”

  1. are you going to try and beat me??? 😉 just kidding! judging by the job that i do, i probably write at least 1,000 words a day… even more… i can write books in procedures, troubleshooting… but when it comes to my blog, i crop too much… but this is a good incentive to write longer posts… i mean, it’s there to be read and reread years from now. thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Hey It sounds interesting…I’ve always wanted to improve my writing skills at both spanish (native tongue) and english and that could be a nice excercise to do…I’m going to try and see what happens…

  3. Good luck. Your post, like your post on the Dvorak keyboard layout, inspires me to action. I may be getting a laptop soon, in which case it will be much easier to stay in Dvorak exclusively.

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