"visual thinkers (and others) who want to be better writers should start a blog and write something there everyday."
Thanks for the advice, Austin. I'm going to try that as best I can and see what happens.
Honestly, I don't have the best track record with maintaining a blog, but perhaps if I begin by acknowledging that I can start from a place of imperfect expectations. While that may not insure complete success it should at least up my chances of sticking with it for more than a hot minute.
The pursuit of perfection has always been a project killer for me. In the past I would fail at writing or posting something every day because I used up all my time making sure not only that every i was dotted and t crossed, but that the all the dots and crosses were uniform, and perfectly aligned with the margins of the page, and each one more compelling than the last. One thing I have learned going thru cancer treatments the last few months - perfection is overrated, exhausting, and one of the least important things out there. The world is messy. Life is messy. Even ugly things are beautiful. It doesn't matter if what we create is perfect if no one ever sees it because we're too busy polishing it to let it out into the world. Mother Nature makes mistakes all the time. Perhaps she tries to do a little better the next time. Perhaps she gets a little help. Laughs. Apologizes. Moves on. Why should we be any less [im]perfect?