Came across this TED talk by Anne Lamott this morning and really liked it. It’s full of good advice and thoughtful notes, like:
”Number one: the first and truest thing is that all truth is a paradox. Life is both a precious, unfathomably beautiful gift, and it’s impossible here, on the incarnational side of things. It’s been a very bad match for those of us who were born extremely sensitive. It’s so hard and weird that we sometimes wonder if we’re being punked. It’s filled simultaneously with heartbreaking sweetness and beauty, desperate poverty, floods and babies and acne and Mozart, all swirled together. I don’t think it’s an ideal system.”
And this one (which I’m taking very much to heart, obviously):
”Number two: almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes — including you.”
It gets slightly less amazing as it goes on, but stick around for at least the first half, it’s worth it.
Side note: I’m discovering more and more annoying things about Format 1. Like how you can’t embed things (anything?!), and the formatting on pages vs. the blog vs. the home page is a little funky. And how there’s basically no rich text formatting (block quotes? who needs ’em!), and what does exist is clunky and not well implemented. Oh and still no RSS feeds. Le sigh. I think I’ll be back on the hunt for a new platform soon enough.