Only this post and two others of NaBloPoMo. Woo Hoo!
I started in a spirit of curiousity; I wanted to see if I could blog interestingly every day. I can’t.
The blogs I like writing are what journos call “think-pieces”. If an idea comes knocking on my forehead, I like to consider it for a while, kick it around my cranium and fiddle with it in draft form before posting something which is I hope coherent and reasonably well thought through If it is thought-provoking, or sparks reactions or even a debate, then that’s a bonus.
This is how I engage with the world: I notice something and then prod it until something interesting falls out. It works well with ideas but is not an approach to be recommended with wasp nests.
I need this rehearsing-time to write to a standard I am happy with. Posting daily means I don’t get that time. Hardly a surprise.
Others of course write more of a journal, but I don’t want to put my life out there for everyone to read, and I feel that November has prompted me to use my day-to-day life more than I would normally choose to.
The lazy answer is to rely on quizzes and other memes, and once I have launched my Christmas quiz on on a nervous world I am going to foreswear them for a while.
One good thing though, is that I ended up writing shorter blogs, simply because of lack of time. It remains to be seen if that continues.
So from December onwards I am cutting back to two blogs a week. And hopefully they’ll be more interesting.