I cannot count the number of times I have written a blog only to get to the end of what I have written and I conclude with a tap of the delete key. It’s not that I dislike what I have written, or that I feel it is not pen worthy, I just see things in a different light once I put my thoughts in black and white – somehow the grey areas become so much clearer.
Take for example a recent article I was preparing titled, “Green-Piece Con-Serve-atives”. I began the article by bashing Greenpeace activists and reflecting on what it really means (to me) to “Go Green”. By the end of the article, I had done nothing more than cultivate a field of personal bias. Surprisingly, that is not what I initially set out to accomplish, it’s just the way it evolved on paper. My original intention was to offer an educated sound argument against hypocritical activists who promote a cause, but their actions and character defy their words – far from where my article ended up when it was written… DELETE!
I began thinking; it’s too bad there is not a “delete history” button. I could definitely think of a few reasons to hit that button considering some past events in time. The birth of Adolph Hitler, Delete! Stalin, Delete! Mussolini, Delete! World catastrophes and natural disasters, Delete! Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer, Delete! That embarrassing first kiss in elementary school, Delete! That bully in high school, definitely… Delete! Wait, a minute, I was the bully. Just kidding! Now wouldn’t that be fun and make it a much better place to live?
Perhaps that is why I am so free with the delete button. I create a character I despise and then, when they least expect it…, POW… Delete! Besides, I think I get a lot more satisfaction out of deleting “Green-Piece Con-Serve-atives”, than pissing off my readers and boring them with redundant pious and bias gibberish.
I have taken a vow not to delete this article and to post it on my blog. You may decide to like it or POW…, DELETE, it’s your prerogative. Either way, I appreciate you taking the time to get this far in reading it without hitting the delete button.
Good Reads My Friends!