For quite a while now, I’ve been writing to a topic schedule. In theory I am still happy with that, what I am not pleased with is some of the content of some of the posts. There are occasions, when I do run out of things to write, I suppose it is a kind of writers block, and my usual strategy is to write about the fact that I have writers block. I’m figuring that you would probably get a bit fed up with that. At the same time, I’m not sure what to do about it. Define a plan to last more than 7 days?
I think the first thing to say is that whilst I am having a bit of difficulty, I absolutely will not stop writing. They say that repeating an activity 21 or more times, is habit forming. I think I’ve got it.
On a Monday, it’s the book of the week. Normally that doesn’t give me any problems. At the moment, I’m reading a leaflet published by the Gosport Historic Records & Museum Society in 1974 (Auth: G H Williams) “The Earlier Fortifications of Gosport”. I’m not going write anything more about it here. That’s for Monday Night.
Do I give a weather report on the waterfront every week, summarise the weeks weather perhaps? Activities such as ships coming in or out, if anything interesting happens (not very often, I have to admit). I do a weather report to the #Breakfastclub (what’s that I hear you ask), not a forecast note you, just a report on conditions as they are. People I see and say hello to on a regular basis, there are a few. There must be some opportunities there. Just ding this little exercise is giving me some ideas.
Then on Wednesdays, I thought I would write about photography. No, I’m not a good photographer, and I’d like to do a lot better than what do at present, areas to improve working in a lot of cases. I’ve said that I don’t want read books on how to do photography. That’s not working very well is it?
Thursdays is the weather, this causes me some problems, as I talk about the weather in the context of the waterfront. There’s little point talking about it in any other context, it is after all, weather. The changes and foibles are commented upon both here on this blog, and nearly every day on my facebook page. Could I broaden the topic to talk about meteorology rather than “just weather”?
And then we have tonight’s topic, writing. For some reason, this is the one paragraph this evening that has given me pause. I’m trying to think about how to write about writing. I’m doing that, so I think I’ll call it quits for this topic.
Saturday see’s me writing about the vlog. Now, Vlogging (one ‘g’ or two?) This is also something which is going very well isn’t it? I’m almost beginning to think that I need to be retired in order to have enough time to be able to engage in this activity? Now, that opens up a whole new area to consider; time management. Anyway, for a few moments, back to Vlogging, so many skills are needed, and so many considerations to produce a good vlog. The advice though, is to get on and do it. My first efforts will be rubbish, the thing is to learn from those mistakes.
Now Sunday’s offering is mostly a review of the weeks walking, or anything else related to walking. Perhaps I should conduct a virtual walk, much like I am doing a virtual holiday on FB?
Well that was an interesting exercise. Let’s see how the week goes.