Writing While Writing

A few years ago, I wrote a post, Writing While Reading, about how I write notes in Obsidian while I read.

I also write while I write.

While I am writing a blog post, I often will write whole paragraphs that don’t fit. If I’m doing a good job of editing, I will remove that paragraph, but I don’t delete it. I select and cut the paragraph, but then I go to Obsidian and paste it into a new note. I try to find at least one other note to link it to.

At some point in the future, that paragraph might find itself in a post where it makes sense. Or, more likely, I will add more notes around its core idea and develop something around it.