I am a fella from Melbourne who writes,
and this is a platform for words that speak.
Or try to, anyhow.
There’s a difference, however, between writing as mere self expression, and writing as a communicative tool. If you’re writing for yourself and yourself only, it doesn’t matter whether the words reach their intended destination. Because there is no destination. The act of self expression is all that there is. Full stop. Writing that intends to communicate, however, does have a destination, and so it naturally inherits the potential to not reach that destination.
It took me a little while to discover that what I was really interested wasn’t just self expression. It was communicating. Over the years, I’ve become transfixed on language as a communication device. I’ve studied it at a tertiary level, and spent years dissecting it in my own time – to see how it works, and how it reacts inside the people who use it, which is all of us.
The concept of The Blab Lab is to build a space where I can experiment with ideas, through language. It’s a space that culminates everything I’ve learned over the years, which I can share with this small section of the digital world.