Benchmarks of true excellence
One’s personal best
Who sets the standard?
Do leopards count spots?
Does spring’s robin rank his songs?
This was inspired by my friend Marty, who writes a terrific blog, snakesinthegrassblog.com. The content in Marty’s blog is always outstanding. He provides useful information in an entertaining format, and I always look forward to his posts. He subscribes to a high personal standard of writing.
Recently I shared with Marty that some days I really don’t feel like writing anything, but at the same time I hate to let the blog wither. I’m not reluctant to sacrifice quality for quantity. Is that a sad thing? Should I begin holding myself to a higher standard? But as I asked Marty, “Why start now?”
This silly blog sustains me in a weird way. To paraphrase Descartes, “I write, therefore I am.”