I was working on the tab(let), late one night,
– on statistics for @Tiggerlion’s end of year poll. when he said, in an e-mail, “I’m dying to know what your New Year’s resolution is”.
In previous years, I’ve done ‘Image Resolution’ – a sketch every day for a year (2014); and ‘Consecutive Compendium of Culture’ – 26 fortnights of alphabetized threads (2015). Last year (I can say that now) there wasn’t one and I hadn’t really thought about doing one this year.
I was intrigued by the gauntlet thrown down and have spontaneously decided to throw myself into a new challenge – to write something (anything) every day for 2017. Being a fairly passive kind of person, it’s been quite easy to live an unexamined life recently, and I’ve heard that’s not worth living. Setting myself the discipline of drafting text every day might help me to reflect more.
Learning from previous experience, I won’t be posting everyday on here, but on my own WordPress account. I might try to report in on the monthly blogger takeover.
I don’t yet know what I am going to write, how personal it is going to be, or whether it will sputter out like a brief, but over-ambitious and ill-thought out candle. But, in for a penny…
There’s got to be a gimmick, of course. And I’ve decided, as it’s 2017, to listen to some music for 3 minutes and then write for 17 minutes (makes a total of 20). So, if you want to help me along the way/torture my eardrums, I’m open to suggestions for the soundtrack – doesn’t have to be as great as this inspiring Kiss track, of course.
Any thoughts on writing or even questioning as to what this post is even doing on the blog are also welcome below:
Happy New Year to you all.