The Post I'm Not Going to Write

A public letting go of the blog post I thought I would write.
Photo by Ankush Minda.

I have had a particular blog post by Seth Godin saved for months. It's saved in the place where I collect content that has sparked an idea for a blog post here - either as a "recommended read" piece or the launch-point for my own thoughts.

Every time I visit that folder to draw on the well of inspiration, I consider the Seth Godin post I wanted to write about. I open it, I look at it, I think, "This is a good idea." Then move on to something else.

It's the blogging equivalent of a great-looking article of clothing I bought and then never once felt like wearing. It's perfectly nice. There is nothing wrong with it. I just don't want to wear it.

Well, now I am letting it go. Officially and publicly. Interestingly, me letting go of writing this post is basically the idea of Seth's original blog post, so it's quite fitting.

(I considered ending this post there and not linking to the original post, but I guess that's kind of mean, isn't it? Here it is.)

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