January 31, 2017
The first month of 12 is over for my personal “365 days of writing challenge” and I’m already feeling the benefits.
I haven’t written any particularly genius posts yet, but that’s not the point. I’ve managed to get into the habit of writing a published piece daily for the first time in a number of years. I’ve gone back to being inspired almost every day. I am now in the habit of finding potential content for my writing projects (even beyond this blog) in everyday experiences. One month in, and I’ve already re-trained some of my writing muscles. I can’t wait to see where I am at the end of this, and I am even more excited to experience the process.
This feels almost like journaling, although it’s certainly not as raw as the journals I kept for so many years. Now that I think about it, when I kept regular diaries, I was always highly inspired to work on my other (fictional) writing. I can already feel myself getting back to that place mentally.
This first month has not been easy. There are days when I come home from work exhausted, and wonder what the fuck I got myself into. Early on, I thought to myself, more than a few times, that I’d stupidly committed to the impossible. I am now feeling confident and ready to ride out the rough days – and you’d better believe there will be more tough days. As usual, it looks like hurling myself off the proverbial cliff, out of my comfort zone, will be a great gift to myself.
Thanks to everyone who is tagging along for the ride, I hope to entertain you, at least some of the time!
January 8, 2017
Guys, I have only been at this 365 daily post thing for just over a week, but wow. This is hard.
My main goal is to post some content daily, and force myself to flex my writing muscles on a daily basis. So far, so good, but everytime I look back at any posts, I want to throw up. I’m happy that I’m making the daily post quota, but I’m not loving the quality of my output. I am hoping that as time goes on, the quality of the posts goes up along the same time as my level of comfort with writing on a timeline.
In the meantime, I greatly appreciate all of your encouragement. Cheers!
December 31, 2011
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.
May 17, 2011
I love that so many of you are persistently supportive and have asked me to move my ass already, and post a new piece. I just wanted to let you know that it’s not that I don’t have plenty to say – it’s just that there’s plenty going on in my life – nothing so fascinating that you’ll hear about all of it anytime soon; just stuff that gets in the way of me really focusing on my craft. The clouds are clearing, though, and I anticipate being able to knock something out very soon! I realize that the whole “post-a-week” thing has been messed with over the last few months, but I figure if I hadn’t joined this challenge, I might not even have posted this many times by this time this year. I continue to write regularly, but the prospect of publishing here every week continues to provide a veritable challenge to me. Which I love.
Thanks again to everyone who is so supportive and fantastic – your kind words and regular commentary are appreciated more than you’ll ever know. Cheers!
March 3, 2011
This Post-A-Week challenge is kicking my ass.
I decided to participate in this challenge in order to force myself to write more often, and to activate a certain degree of accountability. I already write in some form or another on a daily basis, but Post-A-Week requires me to “publish” something every week, to make at least some of my work available to the internet public regularly, no matter what.
I have to tell you that I despise publishing anything I’m not 200% happy with. It absolutely kills me to release a piece that doesn’t meet my unequivocal approval. Realistically, though, if I hold out and edit each post to death, I may as well forget “Post-A-Week” and find a “Post-Bi-Annually” challenge to participate in. Read the rest of this entry »