wine o'clock, and suddenly something incenses me or something earlier in the day has incensed me.
Up comes the laptop lid and I let fly.
It never ceases to amaze me the ease with which I type a post having wellied into a bottle of wine. Yes, I know all the statistics about drinking. I'm not making an excuse and I don't recommend it (well I do actually - but not officially).
The posts I write in these circumstances are what I refer to as my rant posts.
They get the largest number of views by a mile.
The fact that they have to be edited the next morning is hardly surprising but what is surprising, is that the editing is surprisingly small. When I sit at the keyboard stone cold sober, I change every sentence over and over, to get it just right. I deliberate on how I want to lay it out, I wonder if my punctuation could be better, have I checked my spelling.
What I really want to know is; who reads them. What does the reader think. Do they agree or disagree. Do they think - oh no here we go again.
It's like I'm ranting in a vacuum. It's like a very unsatisfying row where no one is countering with the opposite viewpoint. I love a good row, I always have done. But a rant is not the same as a good row. It's self-indulgent.
So my question is - should I give up the wine or should I give up the writing under the influence of wine? Is the rant a result of the wine or is the wine a result of the rant?
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