Originality vs. Criticism

For a few years, I had been trying to write something on this blog every day. A lot of the pieces I’ve written are critiques of other articles. Criticism is easy when compared with writing an original article. It also encourages readers to view what I’m saying through the frame of the article I’m criticizing, which leads people to assume my position is counter to the one the article’s author holds, though it often isn’t.

I’ve taken a hiatus for the past month or so because I felt I was getting stale and I wasn’t really honing my craft. I plan to slow down and focus more on original content, where I share my own opinions and ideas. This means I’ll be writing more philosophical essays, though I’ll continue to review films and books (especially those that I feel are under or overrated) and will publish more modern English adaptations too.

nativityI’d like to thank everyone who’s followed me through the years. If there is anything you’d like to see me write about, feel free to leave me a suggestion in a comment. I hope you all have had a good year. Best wishes for the holiday, and may you have a very happy 2019.

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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