Day 296 – Am I Winning Yet?

70 – Top 100 Australian Blogs Index

Sadly, my blog wasn’t anywhere to be found on the ranking list.

The fact the linked list was compiled in 2007 before this blog existed in its current form is an irrelevant detail. This kind of blogging ripples backwards in time and alters the past without altering the present. (I hope?)

Seriously though… I am still not sure whether the goal of this exercise is to end up on a list somewhere or not.

First and foremost I started my 365 challenge to get in a regular habit of writing to improve its quality. I haven’t looked back yet to see if I’m making progress, so I am going to declare that “yes, I have”. If needs be, I’ll go back to the earlier posts and make them worse so that reality conforms to my opinion. And you’ll never be able to tell… because maybe I already did it before I posted this. Nobody remembers 295 posts verbatim.

I think I might want to make this blog “successful” in some form.
I think I’ll need a more specific focus for my writing.
I think I’ll need to wait till I’m not trying to write every single day.

The most natural choices would be to write about either programming or managing. But those are very well-served segments and I’m not sure I would have as much success as more established bloggers.

I could go straight into NaNoWriMo mode and try fiction. That could be entertaining. From zero to novel. It’d have to be a journey starting at ineptitude which has potential. But I’m not sure how confident I feel that the result would be worth the time to an audience.

I could also try to do something with the video-production-cooking points in my list of goals. The visual medium is inherently more captivating. But maybe I need to get more interesting first 😉

I can feel the shape of something floating in my brain, but it’s like it is out-of-focus blurry and amorphous. It feels like something worth doing, but I cannot put my finger on the details of it. It feels like it has something to do with what I’ve written today, either directly or tangentially. Have you ever felt like your thoughts are almost-but-not-quite perfectly resonating with a great idea. Like that.

Something.

Out there.

In my brain.

I need a mirror, a flashlight and a set of tweezers. STAT.

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