This April, just experimenting, I started a kind of tech diary. On blank days, it seemed natural to think about some ‘Looky Back’ days from the past. Over the weeks, I wrote several of these. These stories were so short that I called them ‘micro-stories’. Or, when posting an opinion — like this one — a ‘micro-essay’.
One day, I noticed that these micro-stories and micro-essays are the real deal. In comparison, the tech notes are bland and uninteresting. I began writing more micro-stories, and replaced most of the tech notes.
I discoverd that writing micro-stories changes the mind. Writing them brings up jewels, moments of the past to burnish, shining again, no longer lost. A treasure chest.
They say that it steam-engines at steam-engine time. I suppose bloggistry has now appeared in our world because its time has come. I suppose that the “autoblography” is a natural expression of bloggistry. Evolution is a funny thing — invisible before, inevitable after.
I for one am grateful.