[Wednesday Ramblings] Why am I doing this?
Posted by Trevor Gulley
Well, its Wednesday. So that means trying to get a blog post done.
On one hand, I’m glad that I’m doing this. That I’m at least being disciplined enough to get one thing done every week. Its keeping me in shape mentally and is slowly getting me some buzz—not that a post a week is really going to generate much, but it’s a start.
On the other, it feels like doing one each week means I haven’t got anything to talk about either, even when there is. It’s as if having to work on demand causes a strain on my entire being.
But perhaps that’s the point. Its the same feeling of trying to stretch before working out (something I should do more often). Doing this exercise—for what else is it?–makes me a better writer and these stream of consciousness posts about what ever I’m thinking about let me just write without having to worry about plot or bad foreshadowing. I’m sure they’re not all that interesting, but hey, neither is grinding for levels in World of Warcraft—and people pay money for WoW.
Pokes aside, I’m being serious, it sucks just talking to myself essentially—even if it is good for my creativity. Point in case, my fiance shared my last post and got more traffic to her G+ stream than I got to this blog. Not really sure why. I mean, it could just be the girl gamer mystique, but I guess commenting on G+ is easier than signing up for WordPress just to say thanks…Not that it stops the Ad bots. I’m surprised by how much spam I get. Makes me wonder how much the “pros” get.
Anyway, I’ve gotten some writing done, so I’ll post some story draft up today. Probably right after this blog.
About Trevor GulleyTrevor Gulley is a writer, cartoonist, and gamer. He works full time in the IT industry and reviews Android games on the side. He is currently is going to Stonecoast for his MFA in Creative Writing, plays Magic: The Gathering, and desperately wants to do something more creative with his life.
Posted on 04/11/2012, in Slice of life, Wednesday Ramblings and tagged blogging, exercise, extended metaphors, purpose, stream of consciousness, technology, wednesday ramblings, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.