I’m doing what I promised myself. I’m writing more. I have a lot of past experiences to put down in writing, a lot of current thoughts to share, a lot of future plans to explore. I’m still very excited and somewhat daunted about how much I have to write about. The problem is not knowing what I want to write, but deciding what I want to write next. I don’t really want to write travel memories every night (though there are scores of them, maybe hundreds), and I don’t want to delve into gaming worlds so deeply that my other “normal” friends are afraid to talk to me in public.
Talking to my techno-pal Jeffrey tonight about things we might be able to do to improve the readability of the Blog, apart form teaching me how to punctuate, I admitted that I’m not certain what I want to write about today. I mentioned that I thought it was probably okay if I didn’t write every night, though that would kind of defeat the purpose of a New Year’s resolution. The less than helpful Jeffrey said “Well, it would be kind of hard to keep up with the pace you’ve been going.” That is definitely NOT what friends are for!
“No Jervis,” I said, coaching Jeffrey in what he should have said, “it’s easy to do, anyone can do it. Get back to work.” That sort of thing. Such a simple thing to do, right? So he made the attempt. “How about…uh…GET TO WORK! We’ve got deadlines here! I’ve got a morning edition to get out in only hours, and I’VE GOT NO PHOTOS OF SPIDERMAN! Oh wait, wrong publication.”
But it’s NOT the wrong publication. That’s what I need to get me writing. A writing drill instructor. A personal trainer for blogging. That and an occasional comment or question or visitor rant and I’m all set.
Meanwhile, my discussion with Jeffrey led me to some discoveries that apparently everyone but me already knows. I asked if blaaaahhg was what you had when you didn’t feel like writing. The resident Technorati informed me that a blaaaaahhg is written by someone without anything worth saying. (oops, hope this doesn’t qualify). When you don’t feel like writing or have writer’s block, it’s called a webslog or slog or a bslog (with a silent b). I guess if you tell a tall tale that would be a BSlog.
Meanwhile, I guess I need to sit down and make a long list of all the things I want to write about and then just get to it. Requests anyone?