Seamus does some eco-friendly editing.
Almostgotit has a catchy by-line for her blog: “With every failure my reputation grows.”
It is in that spirit that I have entitled today’s blog entry.
I occasionally snivel about never having made any money from writing. My writing doesn’t reek that badly, I whine; how come other people get published and I don’t?
Umm… because I never send stuff out?
But wait! Here is a much better, far more virtuous reason, brought to you by the World Wildlife Federation. I recently received an e-mail from them, inviting me to pledge to reduce my use of paper. Here is what they ask:
* Print documents only when absolutely necessary.
* Proof documents on my computer screen rather than printing.
* Print everything double-sided.
* Stop picking up leaflets, fliers and other advertising
* Mail back advertising catalogues
* Recycle all paper I use
* Ask for recycled paper products
* Invite a friend to join this action
Do you see? By blogging, which demands on-screen proofing, requires no hard copy or covering letters or envelopes, and wastes no space in bookstore flyers or literary reviews, I am not exhibiting a fear of rejection but rather am unselfishly doing my bit for the planet.
And that’s what you can tell your friends next time they ask.
PS: If you’re interested in this latest WWF campaign, go here and click on “Stop the madness of wasteful paper consumption”.