Repetition / Reboot

I started writing this blog back in February 2007 (and, technically, October 2006, but I have no record of that as it’s lost the vastness of early-internet time, pre-cloud storage days) which is a long long time ago. I was still at university, but now I have been working longer that I was at University and now, longer than I was at High School. This means that there is occasion when I start to write a blog post and realise that not only am I remembering something that maybe took place in the life of this blog, but also that I am writing something that I have already written – it turns out that repetition is something I am quite likely to do, repeating stories to Connie and telling them as if they are brand new, almost to the point of being patronisingly tentative now when starting what could have been a story I’ve told before, but I am unsure if I have.

Of course, the problem is when I consider that I started writing this blog back in February 2007 (and, technically, October 2006, but I have no record of that as it’s lost the vastness of early-internet time, pre-cloud storage days) which is a long long time ago. I was still at university, but now I have been working longer that I was at University and now, longer than I was at High School. This means that there is occasion when I start to write a blog post and realise that not only am I remembering something that maybe took place in the life of this blog, but also that I am writing something that I have already written – it turns out that repetition is something I am quite likely to do, repeating stories to Connie and telling them as if they are brand new, almost to the point of being patronisingly tentative now when starting what could have been a story I’ve told before, but I am unsure if I have.

Ahem.

It actually made me realise that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing – partly because further hindsight might also give better insight (I like that phrase, just made it up) but also that a retelling could be done in a far more… verbose way. A better way. I am not saying I am a better writer now… but compared to some of the stories from back then I certainly can’t get any worse.

So maybe that’ll be how I do a bit of reworking of old stories. Retelling. Repetition. Reboot. But I will try to make sure I flag these up, if I do end up doing them, but sometimes, like earlier on yesterday when I started on the train writing a new post about that time I got 2/20 for a science report due to using Windows 95 and a printer rather than hand write it out… only to remember that I’d written about it before.