Word of the Day: Interest
A dear friend of mine just introduced me to these links:
(You can check out his blog on: vahnace.wordpress.com)
I have been pondering recently about what my “niche” in this blog space would be. I know what I’m interested in, and I was under the impression that I would write things about what I liked eventually. Still, there was a tugging feeling inside of me that at the end of the day that would still be me trying to impress people, aiming for click baits. Extrovert problems, am I right? *eye roll*. I wanted to generally help people, it’s sort of like my “thing” for some reason. However, I had a hard time incorporating that to what I was writing.
I did a bit of research.
It turns out, what keeps bloggers blogging is (1) just writing, and keeping at it daily and (2) constantly challenging yourself, and I mean genuine idea-centric, time-constraint challenges. I hear ya. Artists and creative-minded people do much better under pressure for some reason – it’s like a hidden fuel source.
So, I’ve decided to start my own little challenge.
This idea is in reference to the movie, About Time:
“The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for a day, I just try to live everyday as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day, of my extraordinary, ordinary life.”
Unfortunately, I lack the time-traveler inherited skills that I ought to possess once I turned 21, so I’m making do with what I have. HA! I am no different than the rest of the millennial sphere. I spend too much time in coffee shops and I actually allot ample time in staring into space, thinking about, well, “things”. But what keeps us forward is the fact that we’re growing, it’s unstoppable. We’re aging. We learn things – even things we did not want to. We hear things and see things – even things we did not want to. We’re human – even if we never chose to be so. There’s good and bad in that equation though.
Still, the idea remains. You own something ‘new’ every single day.
And, admittedly – there will be days when you look back and think to yourself if there was ANY way you could’ve done things differently. If by doing the ‘rather’s and the ‘what-if’s, there might be the slightest hope that things might not be the same – or maybe even, that they would stay the same.
That “Damnit, why didn’t think of that!” moment.
So this is my little blog challenge:
1 Write 500 words on the daily prompt given, it may be more, but 500 words will be the minimum.
2 Whatever that prompt is, I have to include a lesson I’ve learned that day in relation to the prompt word. My “Damnit, why didn’t think of that!” moment.
3 I will post daily for the next year. (Probably excluding Sundays though, that’s my reboot scapeday)
4 Should I miss any dates, I will not try to kill myself because perfection is the enemy of getting things done. I will simply pick up where I left off and be on my way.
5 Each blog post will more or less take 30-45 minutes to write before posting. I get caught up in the editing portion most of the time. I usually end up just trashing the draft. So no, that’s a habit I want to cut.
6 At the end of it all, I hope to accomplish two things (1) I finally started a legit blog minus the compromise and the perfectionism rant I bestow upon myself, (2) that I view the world in a different, much better way, by acknowledging what I learn daily, and that (3) I enjoy what I love doing. ‘Nough said.
You can’t live the same day twice, but time is not measured by minutes, it’s counted by moments and moments CAN disappear if you fail to look hard enough.
Damnit, why didn’t think of that. 🙂