New approach is writing a reactive piece, as I normally would with a blog post, then going back and editing out whatever thing I was reacting to so the piece is more meditative. Voila! An essay.

@lrhodes ah, so is that the difference between a blog post and an essay? A blog post is more part of a conversation while an essay stands on its own?

@ljwrites At their best, blog posts are part of a conversation. More often, it's a rebuttal muttered under your breath. An essay is what happens when you follow a thought into unfamiliar territory.

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