Someone may notice that my yesterday's post was a comic strip, which has nothing to do with this list of premises. I hope it serves as a demo of what I think standards are for: not to burden yourself, but to know what's within standard and what's not. Yesterday's post was off-standards; if, as days go by, comic strips keep coming, I'll have to either restrain myself or modify the standard.
I like to say that things should be written down, but nothing should be ever written into stone, as reality is in constant flux, and any line you draw is only as good as the help it brings you; yesterday's strip came to me, it was Sunday and I had the time, and if I hadn't taken the idea to expression, it would still in my head, where creates pressure and no one can profit from it. This connects with the intent of not creating more inventory; the immediateness of Internet allowed me to do that on the spot.
So this is a balancing act of factors, the art is learning to draw better lines, to lace them better, and keep an eye on when they are still a guideline or when they have become a distraction.