So I don’t know why I keep ignoring little things. I’ve always meant to keep a journal and every time I write an entry I start off with saying “I’ve got do keep this up more often”, but yet I don’t. This blog is the same way. I guess I just stopped having profound statements. Actually, that’s not true either.
I have a YouTube Channel and I tend to spout my crap there rather than in words. Why, you ask? Because I guess I find it easier to talk and run my mouth rather than writing things down. When it gets written down or typed out, there is a modicum of thought and genuflection in the content and making sure that you are printing the right thing.
For example, I cannot tell you how many times I have hit “backspace” to correct my poor grammar and spelling (i.e. I just spelled “grammar” wrong… yea spellcheck!). But when editing a word, sometimes you need to go back further and rephrase the entire thought process so that it makes sense.
When I make my YouTube videos I try to stick within a script or a set of notes. But since The brain sometimes just takes off, it’s easy to get off track and then you lose your place. Granted, this is what they have created video editing software for.
So I’m thinking about my writing style and I’m not sure that I have one, to be perfectly honest. I can look back at old term/research papers from College and realize they are just the biggest loads of crap. I really don’t know how I got passing grades on any of them. What is even worse is the writing samples I created when taking Journalism classes (that was my Minor). I have realized that I have very little aptitude for writing.
Currently I was thinking of applying for a part-time writing gig with a popular gun blog, but I don’t know if I will have the expertise or the discipline to submit a couple of articles a week. On top of that, time is a factor. One of the things they are looking for is reviews and news. Wile I do my best to keep up with firearm related news, I’m certainly not the formost expert. Never claimed to be…