I apologize for the long silences around the Tap-Repeatedly bonfire of late. We were never a multiple-article-a-day type of place, but over the past year or so it’s really slowed down, partly because we’ve had fewer contributors shouldering more of the workload, and partly because I haven’t been pulling my own weight. But despite how it may seem, I have no plans to call it a day.
I’ve been having a weird lexical dry spell for the past, uh, two years. I think I mentioned this before, but it feels (to me) like I woke up one day only to discover that I’d forgotten how to write. I guess the specifics are a little more nuanced, but that’s an easy way to describe it. Professional writers come in all different flavors, and I happened to be one of those for whom volume was never really a problem. Several thousand words were an average day for me — maybe not always good words, but still — and it’s just the way I was always used to doing it. So when it changed I was kind of thrown for a loop, and I spent too much time sitting there waiting for the problem to go away when I’d have been wiser to just teach myself a different way of writing.
Regardless, I’m sorry if Tap-Repeatedly has been a casualty of this problem and I hope to reverse the trend in coming weeks. As it happens we are in the market for additional writers, so if you know anyone pass their names along. Our existing contributors are amazing — not just in terms of volume but also of quality. In fact they set a rather high bar for others, and I’m looking forward to fuel-injecting Tap so it’s once again a hopping little forum for their words and thoughts.
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