Go Ahead, Write About that Again

For the past week or so, I’ve been on a bit of a writing binge. With school finally done for the summer, I suddenly found myself with a lot of free time I quickly filled with writing at every possible moment. I started and finished Nickelodeon’s Experiment over the first six days, and wrote a number of much smaller articles and link posts since then. All in all, it’s been a great few days.

In times like this, when I write and write almost constantly, I often touch on new topics very briefly or revisit the subjects of past posts, often a result of only writing a brief article on said topic the first time around. Regardless of the reason though, it’s not uncommon for me to revisit a topic I wrote about in the past. I used to worry about sounding repetitive and boring, then I listened to a recent episode of Back to Work where Merlin Mann said, in passing while talking about Inbox Zero, something along the lines of, “It’s a little self-involved to think that everyone is familiar with all your work, and that just because you wrote something a year ago that they have seen it.” As usual, it was not until long after I heard these words that I realized how impactful they really are.