The Unreality Iceberg
A meta post about writing posts
The problem with deciding to write this blog (update: okay it’s a newsletter now) is that everything is so connected in my head that it’s almost impossible to break it into sections. One thing flows into another, and it’s hard to demarcate topics within the mess of thoughts constantly buzzing about my brain. Maybe that’s an autistic thing – I don’t know much about how special interests manifest for others. I’ve never really asked.
I want to make these posts manageable, so I can share my ideas and interests with others and actually engage an audience – it’s no good if only I can understand what I’m on about. So to try and get a handle on the task at hand I attempted to map it out, which went about as well as you would expect (spoiler alert for the entire future content of this blog):
Apologies for the ugly and badly cut out png – you don’t really need to be able to read it. I just wanted to give the vibe of how simultaneously organised and messy my thoughts somehow manage to be. It’s wild. I’m also definitely lying when I say it’s the entire future content of this blog since I have already added more since I took that screenshot.
Putting that together did make me have another idea. It reminded me of the iceberg tiers meme:
I have decided that, in the context of Edie’s special interest iceberg, the tiers are indicative of intensity of interest – or general level of excitement and giddiness evoked by each subject. And so behold, the (clearly incomplete but it’s a good effort) Unreality Iceberg:
Some things I’ve added probably need a bit of explanation for you to get what I mean by them – mostly the ones where I didn’t know of a proper word for the concept. I’ll explain them as they come up in this blog (update: newsletter).
I’m not sure how this will actually help me structure my posts, if at all. It doesn’t make sense to start from top to bottom as honestly I am not all that fussed about some of the top-of-the-berg stuff. It does give me something to refer back to though, and is definitely a start when it comes to making sense of all the brain spaghetti.
If this broad overview has intrigued you – nice. I hope you stick along for the ride.
Bye bye see you for the next one x