Proclivity is a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.
Apparently I have a proclivity for blogging. It’s something I choose to do regularly. I am inclined to post to my blog every day. Sometimes two, three, or even four times a day.
But a proclivity for something should not be confused with proficiency at that something. Proficiency is a high degree of competence or skill, an expertise, a mastery.
I sometimes worry that my proclivity for blogging focuses too much on quantity at the expense of quality. If I cut back to just one post a day, or even one every other day, would my less frequent posts be more engaging, interesting, informative, and/or provocative?
But then I realized that, in today’s world of Twitter and Facebook and the myriad talking heads on all of the cable news networks, it’s not what you say, but how often you say it that counts.
Thank you, Donald Trump, for teaching me that.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “proclivity.”