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Why only one piece?

I have insisted that what I'm doing here is not a blog, and I have never taken that back. But … I'm pretty sure a lot of what I've been doing over the past quarter has been blogging. I'm not going to post a definition of blogging for right now; we're gonna leave that in the "You know it when you see it" category.

Trying to publish a "piece" every weekday has proven to be both too hard and too easy. I can always find something to say, and I have enough pride in my technique that I pretty much always do multiple drafts--I want to put a little music into everything I write, no matter how banal. But I'm also so wrapped up in the day-to-day of making sure I don't miss a day of publishing that I'm keeping my gaze a little low, keeping my ambition too much in my pocket. I want to play a little more with what I can put up on a given day, to keep myself remembering that I am doing this for you, and also to keep myself in front of you, so you don't forget. We're here at Free Refills, all of us, to change the world. I've made that clear, right?

I also want my pieces to be better. So if I only write one piece a week, and everything else is & hellip; I don't know what, simpler then I can make that piece a bit more kick ass. That's the hypothesis, anyway. And Free Refills is supposed to be nothing if not a place for experimentation. I mean, we're trying to change the world. We've got to take a few risks. But we also need to be honest with ourselves, to let go of the things that don't seem to be paying out.

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