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Help! I think I fell off the wagon!

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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 When I first read Tim Burke’s blog I did not think it was possible for a person’s mind to be everywhere at the same time making multiple connections as in Burke’s blog. That was until I actually met Tim Burke. Despite his warnings of being “easily distracted” I still assumed that he wrote a certain way for a particular audience. It just did not seem likely that someone could just write down whatever was on his mind on a blog without some kind of organization. It was then I realized that hard as I try to avoid classifying blogs and bloggers themselves, I am still in the genre mindset. I still have an urge to categorize everything even when I know that it is not possible. To this day I don’t know how this irrational train of thought continues. The only conclusion I can come up with is that after a lifetime of genres, opening up my mind is more difficult than I had hoped. Tim Burke’s blogs definitely helped expand my “boxed in” mindset but I still feel the genre monkey on my back. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to suppress this habit?

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