Have you noticed I’m posting later and later each day? Like here it is after 8 pm and I am just now sitting down to attempt to post something (anything!). It has been a crazy Monday, as it is with most Mondays, and writing, editing, posting, all have taken a back burner to such pressing pursuits like grocery shopping and washing sheets and folding laundry and having lunch with my husband. The day-to-day stuff that today was the all-day-long stuff.
My twenty-one day experiment is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated (as is obvious). I’ve been thinking today about my blogging and my future thereof, wondering if, when this experiment reaches its conclusion next week, I will want to continue. Will I discover a rejuvenation in my blogging motivation? Will I suddenly find both the time and the fodder to blog on a regular basis? I’m still uncertain and remain curious as to what spark, if any, this next few days’ of blogging will bring. I think part of me expected that my only hindrance to blogging with some degree of regularity was merely a lack of discipline. I’d gotten out of the habit, I thought; hence the 21 day experiment to jump start my writing muse. I’ve since discovered there are other complicating factors: time, for one, perhaps the biggest one. There are other issues at work too, like a general, albeit unexplained malaise with much that social media has to offer. I love social media; it’s my place in it that has me confused.
That being said, today’s something (anything) is yet again nothing though I actually do have a real post in the works, one that requires both deliberate thought and careful editing, neither of which I am able to accomplish after 8 pm, today or any day. Maybe it will see the light of day tomorrow. And I do have a couple of other posts nearly finished but languishing in the draft pile, posts also needing deliberate thought, careful editing, as well as due consideration before posting. In other words, do I really want to say what I’m saying? The conundrum of every blogger, to be sure: weighing her words to see if they are fit for public consumption. Some things, you know, are best left to oneself.
And there you have it, friends: Day 14 of Something (Anything): A 21 Day Blogging Experiment, such as it is. Seven more to go!