Convoluted, a Charm King? a Cohesive Blog Post?

Restructuring this site I have encountered this older re-blogged post where I can no longer find the origin­al article. What to do? What to do? Having made the decision to revis­it and re-edit old posts I suspec­ted this may happen. The question of what to do immedi­ately struck me. Then I looked at the words and thought someone may find them of some value as they are. But what is a Charm King?


Random Collection


If you simply take a random collec­tion of words and rearrange them enough times, you’re bound to hit upon at least a few great concepts. This is the think­ing of Jarod Kintz. I suppose I have thought that as well. There are many reasons to write and there are many words that can be used in writing.

Two people can write writing about the same thing or event, yet will see it very differ­ently indeed. Why does this happen? Surely they see the same things happen­ing, or do they? Sometimes it is a case of using differ­ent words to describe what they see. Yet sometimes it is beyond that. People all have differ­ent backgrounds, differ­ent exper­i­ences, and differ­ent knowledge to apply when describ­ing any situation.

One writer will see beauty, while anoth­er sees something horrid that requires changed. Most will be somewhere else down that sliding scale. The point is how we view the world matters very much. The random collec­tion of words, rearranged, time and time again can give differ­ent perspect­ives. but I find this more likely in the pattern of words used in a word cloud than in the context of writing. The concept is somewhat simil­ar to the idea that if you throw enough monkeys in a room with word processors eventu­ally they could create a Shakespearean sonnet.


Perspective at Play


Those exper­i­ences that a writer brings also that they bring their own likes, dislikes, impar­ti­al­ity and preju­dices to the table. 

Someone once told me that we all have preju­dices. “nonsense,” I told him, “I hate people with a preju­dice.” Perhaps proving the point he was making.

Truth is perspect­ive is what makes like inter­est­ing. It is why you can never run out of ideas. It also explains why two scient­ists, having nothing in common but their special­ist area can invent the same thing at the same time. They are not looking at each other’s notes. They are simply seeking to solve the same problem. It also explains why two invent­ors take two differ­ent approaches to solve a problem. Creating two differ­ent products. There is not only one way to achieve something.

Diversity is at the core of human exist­ence. We all have differ­ent thoughts. A thought or idea is neither right or wrong, it simply is. There are a great many theor­ies, but most are simply that theor­ies. Unproven. They are also likely to stay that way. This is also true for many written works. The words of Adam Smith and Karl Marx offer differ­ing perspect­ives, but that is all we can say about them. Each are part of the past. They are part of the sum total of human knowledge.

Perspective by oskarviver CC0 Public Domain from Pixabay

Perspective doesn’t kill, it offers altern­at­ive views.


Charm King


Marilyn Davis is of the opinion that the role of a writer should build upon the ideas that have merit and make something of them. Who is to say what idea has merit?  That is largely a matter of opinion, the opinion of the writer.

Writers work on their thoughts, feelings and attitudes relat­ing the the subject matter about which they are writing. Today, there is no reason writers cannot offer multiple contri­bu­tions about something that interests them. Most people are used to seeing multiple views on a subject.

Blog posts can be convo­luted or straight­for­ward, charm­ing or cynic­al. They could be messy and full of drivel. The writer makes a huge differ­ence by how they craft the words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs they produce. It can impact how the reader inter­prets their words. Some people are charm kings, others are more like mechan­ics. Which are you


Do you write like a charm king?


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