Self-Discipline (Something New)

When I started this modest little blogging effort, it was my intention to write daily. Since the subject is “Random Thoughts”, you would think it would be easy. Write a humorous anecdote one day, perhaps pass along a favorite recipe the next, followed by a movie review and then a link to an interesting video. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.

There are a number of reasons to assign to this failure to communicate, but the main one is, to be frank, I’m not overly ambitious. This blog thing isn’t “monetized” or anything, so there’s no compelling reason for me to take keyboard in hand and pump out content on a daily basis. On the other hand, Nothing Interesting Is Going On, I Haven’t Got Any Extra Time Today, Man I’m Tired!, blah, blah, blah.

And my natural inclination towards procrastination isn’t doing me any favors, either. I was going to write a weekly blog about my summer Guilty Pleasure, Big Brother, but the third week just ended, so I missed that boat. I was all fired up to do a review of The Bob Dylan Show (co-starring John Mellancamp and WIllie Nelson) after the July 14 stop in Allentown; I did a mini-review on my Facebook page, and did a little online research, but 10 days later, that project has kind of lost it’s immediacy.

So I’ve decided to revamp by blogging schedule in hopes that I don’t lose interest. A little self-discipline is all I need. I’ve applied it to my martial arts training, my diet and my music. Surely it will do me well with this. Instead of attempting a daily blog, I shall make it a weekly habit, and post something each weekend, starting with the first weekend in August. I already have a few weeks worth of ideas, so we’ll see how this works out.

See you next weekend!

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