15K Words on a Single Topic 2021-02-14 15:53:50

I think I could understand a topic much better if I would focus my mind enough to write 15,000 words on the topic. This wouldn't be a single essay. Rather, it would be 30 posts averaging 500 words each, with a focus on a single idea. The idea could be anything, but it should be clear to the reader.

Zooming out a little, I notice I'm writing about deeper understanding. I'm also writing about using the written word as a thinking tool. Focus is a topic that could be extracted as well as a nod to
williamliao
's piece on volume of work. A philosopher might perceive a desire to find meaning and a mathematician might calculate a formula for understanding. A mathematical-linguist might be curious about the number of different words I'd use in my writing and a behavior psychologist might expose me as somebody using a behavior modification in an attempt to gain control over something in my life using words and number as a proxy for feeling the emotions I'm not ready or able to feel.
therealbrandonwilson
would just be happy if all thirty posts happened on sequential days.

The second paragraph gives me insight into how my mind works. It's making random connections. If I'm to focus my mind for 15,000 words, I'll have to hire a gatekeeper to keep the ideas organized. Short, focused sentences may be required. I could use  outlines for ideas and storyboards for path management. It won't be easy and the numbers aren't the end goal. Being able to dive deeper in my writing and thinking is something I'm interested in. The goal is to discover a process for developing understanding. Writing 15,000 words is merely an idea to create some volume of work using the constraint of topic management.

Brian Ball

Capacity for Work I NEED a 10 shun.
This is good. I'll have something for you inspired by this within two weeks
2021-02-14 16:49:46
It's a tough job but somebody has to stick up for a streak when so many people seem to be against it for some reason. 
2021-02-14 16:54:33
I think many are against it because they are against mindless grinding towards no meaningful goal. But then it's up to them to find that goal rather than simply strawmanning the streak.

I'm against streak as the goal. But I like streak as a tool or system for goals
2021-02-14 17:05:32
Looks like you're gonna need word count on posts in Lifelog pretty soon!
2021-02-15 08:41:01
The word "squeak" isn't forceful enough. Squawk is better. 
2021-02-15 16:48:57
jasonleow
 - yes, ultimately, each piece of writing would be a JSON object who's key values could ultimately be accessible somehow by the user. 
2021-02-16 16:32:15
I have the perfect name to be a web dev. ;D
2021-02-19 08:06:20