Sunday, July 27, 2014
Day 27 Blog Post
This is day 27 of the July Ultimate Blog Challenge. I am proud to have made it this far, to have written one post a day, beginning on July 1. Sometimes the post is finished in the afternoon, but it's more usual for me to write in the late afternoon/evening hours. In fact, one day I almost forgot all about writing my post! I did write it, posted it after midnight, and made certain to publish another post that day; I had come so far, and did not want to give up.
I will be honest, I wasn't certain I had the discipline to participate in this challenge. Writing a blog is voluntary for me; one of my goals was to have people read what I write. I suppose it's a form of validation for me. My family and friends have been telling me for quite some time that they enjoy reading what I write. Why is it that I feel I need validation from perfect strangers? (Well, that is assuming that at least one person unknown to me has read at least one of the posts.) I have great admiration for those whose source of income is derived from blogging.
I will also admit that I'm relieved the Challenge is coming to an end; I am certain I cannot sustain writing a daily post, but it has given me the impetus to schedule future posts. My goal is to write at least 2 per week, one business-geared and the second geared to whatever piques my interest. I never before scheduled time to write, so this Challenge has definitely taught me a valuable skill. I am even considering keeping a personal journal. That is another goal I have yet to carry out; and I have some really beautiful journals in which to write.
Today I wrangled with technology for several hours until reaching the point where I could get online to publish a post. I sometimes think there are tiny, nasty gremlins living in the inner workings of my laptop. They always know when I am against a deadline or when I have a form that requires printing. Swearing causes a high-pitched gleeful keening, shutting down and restarting becomes a lengthy process that continues for what feels like hours and hours. They are particularly nasty on hot, humid days...like today. I am so not a summer person. My idea of summer heat is 78-83 degrees with 52% humidity. Humidity makes the gremlins hateful! #sledgehammer.
Yes. My laptop is old. Intellectually I know this. Emotionally, I am frustrated by the quirks and glitches that sometime take over my day. Today all I could think of was "Oh, no! Today is the 27th and NOW you're going to die on me?" Ah, I live to write another day. #blogboost