I finally got off my arse to do something that has been irritating me for a long time: re-categorise all of the uncategorised posts in my blog archive. I am a natural librarian and archivist by heart — organising information is one of my hidden pastimes. A lot of those posts are actually remnants from my old Posterous blog before they were migrated to WordPress.
I cringed several times when reading some of my writing back then. Very raw, and slightly immature. Since then, taking several professional jobs that require me to write properly has made me more aware of my style and tone. I hate snarkiness, it is something that all writers should avoid. There is a difference between trying to entertain, and trying to be an annoying snarky ass.
You are only as good as your worst piece of writing, no matter how many excellent works of writing you produce. Consistency is very important. I hope one day that I can start writing lengthy posts in Japanese.