Getting back into writing

Two hands on a computer keyboard
(Credit: blary54 at sxc.hu)

At the beginning of the year, I signed up to the Post-a-day challenge. I thought it was a great idea, to get my mind thinking, my fingers writing and some content onto my blog. In that time, I’ve had some really good, really popular posts. My post on the viola for example, or my reflections on the Zangief Kid. I’ve had some stimulating discussion on my thoughts on Salvation Army Soldiership, and Climate Change. However, eventually, Life got  busy, and I found it difficult to find the time to write daily. I tried to draw it back to weekly posts, but could never get into the habit of doing it. So it dried up. to the point that I’ve had 3 posts since the beginning of May.

But I’ve decided to change that. Starting July 1, I’m going to attempt to publish a post every day for the rest of the year. I’m going to get back onto the Post-a-day bandwagon, and get it happening again. But I’m going to do it slightly differently this time. Between now and July 1, I’m going to write a post every day, based on the topics from the Post-a-day suggestions that I’ve missed. There have been some really good ones in recent times that I’ve wanted to write about, so now I will get the opportunity to do so. But I won’t be publishing these posts… yet. I will save all of these posts as drafts. I might use the Request Feedback tools as part of WordPress.com to get some feedback on them, or get my sister with her superior editing skills to glance her eye over them, and then have them saved as drafts if I can’t find inspiration for a post in the second half of the year.

Then, come July 1, I’ll publish every day – either something that I’ve written that day, or a post that I’ve had in the drafts. I’ll also try to link to a few other sites who are participating in the Post-a-day challenge still, to help me stay in touch with the blogosphere and participate in the community aspect of it.

My hope is that by doing this, I’ll be able to produce some good quality posts over the course of the year, stimulate some discussion, participate in some discussion, and have a post-tastic second half of the year.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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