Finding a more forgiving medium:
Blogging is very forgiving in many ways. I hadn’t thought about both blogging and writing from this angle but it’s an interesting idea. It reminds me of the idea of making habits easier to do (especially at the start) in order to keep them up and have any chance of actually making them true habits.
The ability to “move it around for a long time” is what I’m looking for in a writing medium — I want words and images to be movable, I want to switch them out, copy and cut and paste them, let them mutate.
But most importantly, I want to be able to be wrong. I want to change my mind! I want to evolve.
I guess any medium can be forgiving if you can do the (extremely) difficult task of not caring about what others think.
One of my favorite book excerpts of of recent memory (emphasis mine):
“I learned that if you work hard and creatively, you can have just about anything you want, but not everything you want. Maturity is the ability to reject good alternatives in order to pursue even better ones.” (Ray Dalio, Principles)