I think one of my favorite things about the “riff” style of blogging is that pushing things out as blog posts, even when somewhat incomplete, lets you sort of amass a pile or chains of thought which you can then string together and toy with various configurations of over time as you develop the ideas and their relationships over time in subsequent iterations.

I’ve never really found another form of writing that let me do in such a “thinking out loud” process and format, and I’m happy to be able to unwind in this manner some of big thoughts I’ve been having, even if in the moment the individual pieces don’t always make sense in isolation. I’ve learned to trust that over time, they will either all work themselves out, or they will fade away.