I woke early this morning and had another blog on my mind to write (this blog is not it by the way)
The one thing I have developed over the last 3 months is more discipline, I was and still can be a fairly lazy bloke who soon loses interest in projects, I am a great starter poor finisher. So discipline is a good thing, right?
At the start of 2018, I started doing a daily journal where I decided to journal for the whole of 2018, this was to create some discipline around my writing....it lasted 18 days.
As my focus is on human behaviour in my work on this website I realise as much as I am fascinated by all human behaviour, my behaviour is the one that fascinates me the most. I have the tendency to think I am a bit mad so f**k knows what others make of me. I really feel for Sue as living with me must be hard work at times.
I have been called many things over the years, many of them not always complimentary, the two words that describe me best and are used most are obsessive and extreme (I am currently 36 hours into a 48 hour fast because I want to be exactly 11stone in weight by Monday...see what I mean?). I am a black and white, all or nothing kind of dude and the grey areas in-betweens hold no interest for me.
So when I re-hashed my website a few days back and turned it into a blog and photography portfolio, the idea was to blog as and when the inspiration came. Problem is that a grey area. So I thought, well maybe every Friday...too much like how other bloggers operate. I could choose never to blog, that's fairly black and white but would result in no content. So in my usual extreme and obsessive manner I am going to challenge myself to do one every day. It will tick both the doing more writing and the must be obsessive boxes and should, in theory, make me more disciplined (well that's the theory, I have absolutely no evidence to back it up)
So the idea of a daily blog hit me. And as I have done a few days on the bounce now I have a base to start from...result.
Now, in my opinion, the reason the 2018 journal lasted such a short time was that it was me writing about my day and what I had done and in reality it was boring, a lot of my days are very similar in their structure and content. This blog is different and it's me sharing my opinions. Now as I have also been called opinionated over the years (I am not sure that falls into complementary or not, but for the purpose of my own ego and sanity I will class it as complimentary) finding daily content should not be such an issue.
So my first target is to beat the 18 day run the journal managed. If I get to and past that we will see how long I can keep it going. Since my departure from Linkedin and Twitter and my avoidance of Facebook and Instagram, I have a lot more clarity and focus and a daily blog kind of feels like the right thing to do now. It will also help me deal with the still quite intense need to use a keyboard and post online.
So I will record here in writing my intention and commitment to the daily blog. I am well pumped for it an believe it will become popular to millions of people all over the world (I say this about every idea I have) But if I end up deleting the entire site and starting over this time next week I would not be at all surprised, neither would anyone who knows me well.
I once read that a man that keeps changing his mind will never accomplish anything and that may be true but never changing my mind sounds boring, predictable and way too normal for this cat. There is nothing extreme or obsessive about same!
And that's the way I see it