I often find myself wanting to write something, but am put off by my own process. I want a tag that conveys my writing has skipped my normal process, and thus likely a bit rougher than my other articles.
Consider what I put into a typical article:
- gather topic points and rough outline
- write first draft
- review and improve flow
- wait a day or two, review and edit language
- upload to grammar tool, make final adjustments
- post here, post there, post and promote everywhere
This certainly dissuades me from writing something quickly. Not all of my opinions are worthy of this process -- I'm willing to admit that. But sometimes I have something in my head and want to get it out!
But I also tagged it #offthecuff. For those unfamiliar with the expression, off-the-cuff refers to doing something spontaneously, without a lot of planning or foresight.
What do you think?
I'm okay with aliasing the tag with #rambling or #curmudgeon. :)