Six months ago, I opened up a blank Blogspot window and said, Hello World. The next day, I committed to post at least something every day. After a while Blogspot felt like training wheels, so I took them off about a month ago. Here are a few random things I have started to learn from this process.
- I use the word “So” too much, especially to start a sentence. I think this is rooted in my desire to see everything as having a logical basis, especially a cause that precedes it. This, “so” that.
SoI will try to be more careful not to let this verbal tic make my writing flow poorly.
- I haven’t had to resort to pictures of my cats yet for a post, but I have come close in a few instances better left unlinked.
- Sometimes you stick a link or two in your drafts folder and come back later and write a killer post. Sometimes you come back later and ask, what was I thinking?
- Sometimes you ask that same question about a post you actually published.
- The most fun posts to write are the ones where you’re pissed off about something.
- The best-received posts are the ones where you get a whacky idea, maybe something a little meta-, and you run with it.
- The second kind are not as much fun to write, but they way more fun to have written.
Only six more months, and it will have been a year.