Checking facts while writing articles – slows ya down but it’s worth it :)

So here I am in the middle of writing an article (well, a commentary) on an issue that’s important to me and I’m doing some research. I’m digging into the main topic a bit more and finding all sorts of tangents & issues related to it that I’m reading into. Suddenly, my “quick post with a bit of a rant” has me heading off into forums, project blogs and other areas to learn more about the topic.

Seems my first concepts were mostly right but a few spots could do with some shoring up to help them survive scrutiny. Hmmmm, good thing I did some more digging, right?

Yeah, it’s a good thing, but sadly, it means I’m going to take all evening to write this damned commentary piece rather than a quick 1/2 hour bit of work. Not a bad thing when you have some spare time but rather annoying when you’ve got stacks of work you need to be doing.

In this case, though, I’m not going to let it get to me and stop me from finishing the piece I’m working on. That’s happened all too often in the past year or two, which is why I’ve had a massive lack of posts on the various websites I usually appear on. My online commentary has been cut back to a few quick posts or replies on Facebook, tweets and one or two forum posts here and there. Most annoying.

Time to push through & complete these various articles, commentaries & posts. I need to make time for them and squeeze them in between the day job, the aviation show and a few beers.

Hmmm – this could be tricky :)