Jun 13, 2010

I'll Show You Mine

But of course mine was political. So. What's the oldest, mouldering and unpublished thing sitting around in the draft mode on your blog?

This one was from November, 2007, still in shorthandish style:

Justifiable Contempt: the contempt that congress holds the electorate in is perfectly reasonable. I don't blame them. After a while, how can you respect a populace that votes in robt byrd year after year, or denise lee, or any of them? I can well imagine they sit around a local restauarants and say, "watch this" we'll screw 'em like a cheap whore and they'll still re-elect us. We're the only pimps they know.


Cynical much? Sheesh. Unfortunately, I think it stands up to the years.

So, post yours in the comments or link it up or whatever. Let's see it!

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9 comments:

pamibe said...

Just as relevant now as it was then... and I have no drafts. If I don't use them within a couple of days, they're deleted or changed and emerge as an entirely new post...

CGHill said...

I had no idea that I was doing so, but I follow Pamibe's rule: if it doesn't warrant making the front page in 48 hours, out it goes.

(That said, I did once inadvertently hold a piece in Draft for about seven months, but that was back during the Movable Type days, and MT was never as good about reminding you about stuff you hadn't published as WordPress is.)

(VW: "acksmer." Bill the Cat evidently has a whole new lisp.)

julie said...

Alas, it stands up all to well.

I only had one or two old drafts, and I vaguely recall tossing them several months back. Pretty sure there wasn't anything terribly interesting there, anyway.

Teresa said...

See, if I could write like you, I'd have all kinds of great stuff. As it stands, if I can't sit and write then hit publish immediately... it doesn't get on the blog.

I used to save stuff then go back to finish in a couple of hours. Unfortunately every time I did that I would wonder what the hell I was thinking and then I'd delete.

Of course I could say that about my entire blog, but once it's published I don't worry about it any more. LOL.

hoosierboy said...

My oldest draft dates from July of 2005. I know why I did not post it.

It is no better five years later.

westsoundmodern said...

Here's one I haven't had the guts to publish.

http://westsoundmodern.wordpress.com/?p=3126&preview=true

I'm a big admirer of his and would hate for him to take it wrong.

kdzu said...

You mean that you actually do what my old English teacher taught all those 40-something years ago, make a 1st draft then go back again and again till it says what you want it to or it's supposed to. Sounded like work then and now....something I've always been adamantly opposed to.
I do rub the two rocks in my head together in a half-heart-ed way while driving or pretending to read a book with my eyes closed, but rarely does it make it to the page. Stream of consciousness......that's me. Mostly semi-consciousness....

sheri said...

I never make drafts either. I just puke it on out there. Kinda goes with . . .

Cynical much? LOL I DID LOL at that.

Sissy Willis said...

Similar approach to pamibe's and CGHill's.

Write and edit as I go, tearing my hair out to get the darned thing published while it's still timely ... or not. If it's merely timeless, I take my time. :D