Saturday, March 26, 2016
How to write a blog...
Many people wonder how to go about writing a blog. How does one even start?
Like many things, it is a matter of sitting down and just doing it.
However, there are certain rituals that must be performed before the writing begins. For those of you interested in the process, I thought I would share mine.
First of all, I like to start with a nap. This allows me to think about a topic I want to write about while simultaneously not overthinking it, because most likely I will have fallen asleep within minutes. Upon waking with a start, it is important to then get mad at oneself for wasting the afternoon on that nap when you know your imaginary fans are waiting to read your next episode. I have always performed best under self-inflicted pressure, although I'm not sure if I've ever really done anything in a timely fashion. So maybe the first half of that last statement is only accurate based on a lack of knowledge and experience. I suspect I will never know.
I turn the computer on next, and while it is booting up there is always plenty of time to start a load of laundry and begin boiling a dozen eggs. Since writing can also be very intense and fatiguing, I quickly prepare some sort of nourishment to keep my brain alert. Usually protein. This afternoon I had three spoonfuls of peanut butter and a bite of leftover grilled tuna. The time is drawing close, where pen will finally meet paper. I think I am ready.
Finally the computer is up and running, although now the first load of laundry is ready to go into the dryer. I have no idea how that happened. It seems like it's only been about three minutes since I turned the computer on. Quite possibly I may have diverted to Facebook for awhile. Who knows?
Again, I am forced to stop absolutely everything that was just about to happen concerning my writing so I can put the clothes in the dryer and start another load. And wouldn't you know it, the timer is going off on the boiled eggs.
Who has time to write?