300th post : some thoughts on writing

Today, after less than a year and a half of writing, I am publishing my 300th post on this blog. This happens as my 200th article was published on January 2nd.

I would like to take the opportunity to share with you some thoughts I recently had on writing and the experience it represents.

This reflection will bring me to Art, Jeet Kun Do and to another subject which is more close to my favorite topic here : energy.

Writing is an art, the harder you work on it, the better your style is. This also explains why Literature is regarded as an Art.

When I begun this blog, I knew my style was too heavy. My sentences were too long and it was compromising comprehension.

Now, I think that it is much lighter, more efficient, at least it is the feedback I had from some of you.

This brings me to another comparison with martial arts. I always liked watching movies with Bruce Lee and his martial art, Jeet Kun Do.

One scene that comes to my mind is the fight against Chuck Norris in the Way of the Dragon.

Bruce Lee in this scene seems so light, so effortless compared to his opponent which gives the impression to be much more heavier, much more slower.

And there, we hit something that sounds familiar : efficiency. As one should decrease his/her energy consumption, one should improve his/her writing style…

I hope you appreciated these little thoughts. I have other articles similar to this one that will combine my interest in astronomy and sustainable development. So for this and for much more, stay tuned !

(The cake in the picture comes from the video game Portal… )


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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5 Responses

  1. Laurent says:

    300 articles! Great job my friend! Personnally I really like your writing style and I take pleasure in reading you. Continue in this way and rendezvous for the 400th!

  2. Edouard says:

    Many thanks Laurent for your congratulations. See you next time and for the 1000th post ! 🙂

  3. Meryn Stol says:

    Congratulations. 🙂

    Rather than efficiency, I think you (and we all for that matter) should be looking for effectiveness, both in our usage of words and the usage of our resources.

    Sometimes, efficiency and effectiveness go hand in hand. If something is already giving you what you want, and you get the same result with less, you’ve increased both your efficiency and effectiveness. On the other hand, if you’re not getting what you want, it doesn’t matter how efficient you’re doing it: you still won’t get it.

  4. Edouard says:

    Many thanks for your congratulations and your thoughts Meryn.

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