I should write what I want to say on a legal pad and then type it. It is how I write every place else. This site triggered fast thought in me from the start. I just dive in. Believe it or not, I get high grades on my writing. There have been issues here that I don't know how to resolve. I never know much how to reference again. So many new people come into JWN. I may err on the side of accomodatiing newcomers. Sometimes I just want to scream b/c it feels as though it has all been said before.
Sometimes I read someone's posts regularly but I don't understand them. Next, some context is provided by the poster. Sometimes it is just a brief bio that others may have seen before but I did not. I notice the New York Times describes the situation all the time so newcomers can understand its article. Part of me wants to scream back, "NYT, we all read you daily. Tell us something new."
I just don't know what to do. The fast pace will not change. This info is potent to me. Sometimes I try to do stream of consciousness. A few make fun of my writing. No one can understand me. Band has no sense. Yet I get many compliments and feedback from others. People reference specific points I made. If I were so incoherent as Shirley asserts, people could not reference my ideas. This is one area of my life where I will just react. Of course, the people who call me stupid are not intellectual giants. The emotions are so intense that I don't want to ponder the material. Unfortunately, I cannot write the way professional journalists do. I can't sit down and just type. It does not read well. Yet it does for them. Friends tell me it is a special skill honed by years of facing deadlines.