The slippery slope (Yep, already)

At some point over the last three days I convinced myself that posting an entry a day here wouldn’t actually be a big a challenge as I originally thought. That is until around this time yesterday, when I realised I had absolutely no idea what I was going to write about. Thankfully, it occurred to me that I could always write about the fact that I couldn’t really think of anything to write about. Perfick.

I spent a good deal of time yesterday reading a few of the drafts of posts I had hoped to write previously, and while I’d like to write something on a few of the subjects I’ve started, I found myself just staring at the screen without being able to think of anything to say. I’ve written an astonishing 1015 words on ‘Game design and the Japanese ‘crisis” – most of which was written in one go at some point in the middle of last year. Unfortunately I don’t think I really knew what my point was when I started writing it (a bit like now), so it’s a mess (a bit like now).

After having written my previous posts I’ve been eager to carry on writing, so I’m hopeful that once I’ve found something to say it’ll all come flooding out- unless it’s a post about how I can’t think of anything to write. I definitely can’t be accused of procrastinating though, so I’ve not broken any of my resolutions yet- I even washed the mountain of dishes in the kitchen this morning. I’m just glad one of my resolutions isn’t to stop watching the word count on each of my posts.

Given that it’s only day 3 of 365, I think it’s a little bit early for me to have really gotten into the swing of things. I said before I’d even started writing that I suspect I’ll find writing much easier once I start ranting via blog post rather than grumbling to myself or at my girlfriend, I just haven’t made the transition yet. It’s been a bit of a slow (very lazy) start to the new year really- I’m normally outraged or amused by plenty during the course of the week, so my confidence hasn’t been too shaken. But if you catch me ranting on Twitter about something, make sure you tell me write about it properly; that’ll learn me.

I’m not going to apologise for the piss-poor entry, because there will be plenty more. Forcing myself to write an entry every day isn’t the most productive way of producing entertaining writing, so while I’d like to think that something I write will entertain someone (anyone?!), I’m definitely doing this more for me than anyone else. So…y’know, pipe down. Sorry (I’m not really).

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