I've read that you shouldn't publish things until you've had some time to process them. Make sure your thoughts are in order and not clouded with anger or despair or even an ecstasy you can't live up to.
And yet this puts a person at a distinct disadvantage to keeping in conversation with the issues swirling around us every day. Days (weeks?) of processing can make a person seem out of touch, especially in today's culture of instant responses.
So shall we throw caution to the air and just let our emotions guide our tongues (or fingers)? Or should we maintain a log of contingencies--here are logical and just reactions to an issue being decided this way, and here's a reasoned approach to the opposite decision?
I'm going to have to think some more on that.