The last three days have felt strangely empty after the end of the fabulous #reverb10 reflective blog-a-thon in December. I blogged absolutely every day for three weeks, then lightened up a bit, and finished the year off with a summary post. Even though I did not blog every day, I improved drastically over my previous frequency — once a week in good times, once a month during dry spells.
What kept me going, however, was a daily practice to write on 750words.com — and today was my 39th day straight! I am racking up the badges and enjoying the process of dumping all the random floating thoughts jumbled in my brain out onto paper — or screen, actually — at the beginning of each day. I’ve gotten more done in the past month than I would ever have expected!
I had been looking for another good source of writers prompts. I looked at a few of the top listings on Google and was faintly dissatisfied, in that Goldilocks kind of way. I also crowdsourced an answer, asking for suggestions from my Twitter and Facebook peeps. Today, a friend came through: thanks to #reverb10 pal Noël Rozny and her recommendation, I’ll be participating in The Daily Post via WordPress.
So, my intention is to keep on keeping on. I intend to post something every day, or nearly every day, of 2011. I know it won’t be easy, but I fully expect it will be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The Daily Post, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals: to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it, and encouraging others when I can.
What will I write about? I have no freaking clue, seriously. I just write about whatever is interesting to me at the time. As a person who has always had a keen appreciation for the “next shiny thing,” my interests are wide-ranging: art, music, theater, and all the performing arts: culture at large; education; learning; food and cooking and eating; friends and their creative expressions; and of course, my beloved adoptive city, Houston, Texas, USA; and the work that keeps me curious, playful, and eager to get up each morning: The Feldenkrais Method. And that’s just the stuff I can predict! As the page says, I am “open to possibilities.” The most interesting content, for both of us, is that thich cannot be predicted at this time.
If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way. The gift of your time and attention are most appreciated.