Speechless

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Writing in a diary or journal or blog every single day can be a bit of challenge.

When I was young, I kept a diary. I have two, a one year diary and a five-year diary. The one year diary is very straightforward, a small book with a page for each day of the year. The five-year diary is about the same size, but each page is divided into five horizontal sections, one for each year.

In many cases during those diary years, the five-year diary provided sufficient space. A great many of those small blocks have in them, “Nothing happened today.” Certainly things happened. I woke, went to school, and did stuff. However, everyday life is repetitive and therefore does not feel noteworthy. On days when big things did happen the tiny space provided in the five-year diary was insufficient. But that was a fairly rare occurrence.

Journals are a bit easier. The customary journal is a book or notepad of blank pages. They are not dated. There isn’t the expressed requirement of making a daily notation. Additionally, entries may be of any type, a poem, a thought about one’s past, as well as comments on the events of the day.

Blogs are basically electronic journals, freeing the user to make any sort of entry or no entry at all. Diaries and journals are private. But unlike a diary or a journal, a blog is public or at the very least it is open to a restricted group. And there, as Shakespear said, is the rub. As a more open, public venue, you want to keep your readers interested. Things need to change. New entries need to be published on a regular basis. There is the same expressed requirement of making a daily notation that one finds in a diary. It may be self imposed, but it is there.

So what do you do when the repetitive, not noteworthy nature of daily life steps in, and yet you feel the need to create an entry?

You write an entry like this one. :lol:

Sifu Keith Mosher

About Sifu Keith Mosher

My new book, “Astro Boy, Sensei, and Me” is available now, as is my Sci-Fi joy ride, “On a Sphere’s Edge”. I have a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC. I have been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager, and I am currently an Author and a Martial Arts Instructor.

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3 Responses to Speechless

  1. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great posts, have a nice day!

  2. Terrific post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Kudos!

    • Keith says:

      Thank you.
      Writing blog posts should not be a chore, at least not for personal blogs such as this one. Sometimes you just do not feel like you have anything important to say, or you do not have any deep thoughts to reveal. For me, when that happens, I try to come up with something light and short. Much like this post – simply commmenting that I do not have something to comment on.

      Personal blogs do not REQUIRE daily entries. We may feel like we should post daily, but it isn’t a requirement. Each blogger has to find their own pace. One thing I do is to write posts in advance in a word processor. It allows me to refine them, but it also helps me to make sure I have something to post. Additionally, I keep notes of ideas and thoughts I have, so that I have things ready for me to write about. If I find that daily posting were to become difficult, then I might schedule myself for every other day, or perhaps on key days, like posting on Mondays and then again on Fridays. That way I would have many days to flesh out ideas. But for now, daily isn’t too difficult for me.

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