‘Post a Week 2011’ logically, started on January 1st, 2011.
I’m just starting it today. To be fair, I only heard about it today – so its not like I’m late – rather, I’m uninformed.
There was a very official-looking letter I was supposed to post on my blog, to let you know I was joining the challenge, and what a tough and yet inspirational slog it would be. It was all very moving, and not like me at all. So I decided to change it.
Title: I’m Posting every day in 2011!
That was their official title. As you can see, I changed mine to
‘New Years Resolution – Starting In October.’
(It just seemed a little more accurate, and in the spirit of honesty I decided to go for it.)
I want to blog more. But I also want world peace and lets face it, we can’t always have what we want.
That being said, I think starting a yearly resolution in October may just give someone like me the ability to come through and fulfill it. 12 weeks, 1 post a week, how hard can it be? In addition, I get to say that I completed the ‘WordPress Post A Week 2011 Challenge.’
Not bad, not bad at all.
I’ll probably achieve this while bitching continuously to my hubby – things like, “7 days have already passed goddam it, and its that time again, what they hell am I going to write about this week?” or “Where the hell am I supposed to find the time?” and “These other people must not have jobs.”
But that’s just part of my charm.
Of course, there will always be the days where hubby, kiddo or another completely insane family member (of which we have a few), will give me some great material to work with and the words will just flow.
I appreciate and look forward to those times – but not so much the aftermath from the aforementioned people, when they find out I wrote about their issue/indiscretion/failures or stupidity – publicly.
Still, by definition an artists life is a complicated life, am I right?
(Here comes the part where I will use WordPress’ suggested formatted post – because it seems only fair I give them a good plug. After all, they are actually completing a post a day, and have done thus far, for all of 2011 – including the holidays when the rest of us were all at the beach! Kudos to them, right?)
“Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way,
including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.”
Ok, I could only stand so much niceness in one post. My personal thought is that if I can’t manage a post-a-week on my own, then I shouldn’t be writing.
But I will encourage others, I promise. In my own special way.
- I’m Posting Every week in 2011 (mariadewaik.com)