02 December 2010

Trying Something New

Actually, trying a few new things. Let's see if I can enumerate them all:

First: I'd like to try updating at least once per week. That feels really weak, but I know myself, and I know that when I'm manic it's totally easy for me to believe that I can update every day, and write three novels, and get back into deviantART and start planning my cooking show, etc. So, I'm starting small.

Second: To encourage myself to update more than once per week, I'm going to try to limit my updates. I have a tendency to write really long blog posts every three months, and I think that deters me from writing more often. I believe my friend dither (of the blog mentioned in the last update--and yes, I'm starting to actually think of you as dither, even though I first met you in real life ... ) has a minimum word requirement for his blogs: I might make a maximum requirement. No more than ... I don't know yet. I also don't want to say it, because this update will probably go (way) past it ...

Third: Without going into too much detail, my family attempted some open and honest communication this weekend ... the part that is pertinent to this is the part where I was told that I focus too much on the negative. Skipping over all the things I could say to that, even the ones I am remotely tempted to say in response to that, I'll just say that I started thinking about doing a gratitude journal again. Um, there's way too much there to sum up, so maybe that will be an extra update, but suffice it to say (for now) that I thought maybe it'd be a good idea to post ... not everything that I put in my paper gratitude journal, but some of it.

Fourth: I will go into my plan for this year (I make plans when manic) in another update, but I'd like to update you all on my various creative projects. I'll post pictures when that makes sense, or maybe snippets of writing that I'm doing, or whatever. I have ideas about what I'm going to do this coming year, and I'd like you all to be a part of it.

So, minimum number of posts per week + maximum number of words per post + at least two specific "topics" (which will go into different updates) = I think I'll update multiple times per week.
Okay, so this post is a little over four hundred and fifty words total. I think I might place the cap at five hundred. I'll have to look at what this post looks like to be certain, but I think that's it.

Love you all, thanks for reading.


  1. I have a minimum/maximum word count for my posts. I must have 150-300 words on each entry, because I don't want any short BS posts (150 is what I'd consider the minimum necessary for a complete thought) and I don't want long, sprawling posts (more than 300 turns into a journal).

    I want my blog to be light, fun reading, good for browsing, and evocative, rather than terribly demanding. I want my blog to be comfort food for the easily amused and constantly distracted.

  2. Hmmm ... that's something to think about.
    I just want to be able to write more than twice a month ... I haven't even begun to think about my "audience" (as though I had one).

  3. I've tried and failed to blog several times before, on LiveJournal and Caleida and Blogger, FaceBook is so ... not what I wanted ... so by the time I had a site I wanted to blog for, I had a pretty good idea in mind of what I wanted.

    Success through repeated failure tastes sweet. xD


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