When I committed myself to writing one post a week recounting where I’d written, spoken or been quoted over the past seven days, an unspoken part of that deal was that I’d find something else to write about here each week–so as to not have this blog look even more transparently self-promotional.
Now here it is, well into a Saturday night, and I have yet to blog about anything since last Sunday’s weekly-output post. I had a couple of ideas for more involved items that would have required extra cogitation or illustration more complicated than a quick screenshot, but time ran out.
And when I thought I’d have time earlier this afternoon–wait, Twitter Facebook e-mail, not to mention this whole parenting thing.
Looking beyond this week’s example, I’ve also grown more reluctant to write about a topic if I think I could sell a story on it to somebody else–which is to say that I’m trying to be a better capitalist.
That doesn’t mean I’m packing it in here, but it does suggest I need to call my shots better. Should I discuss a reader query/complaint/suggestion? Should I spotlight a photo I’ve taken in the last few days? Or should I just try to remember that I don’t have to crank out 500 words every time I click the “Add New” button here?
(This sorry-I-have-nothing-to-say post runs under 250 words. Does that represent progress?)