“If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.” Edgar Rice Burroughs
Last month, November 2013, I wrote slightly over 15,000 words as part of a bloggers challenge to write a blog a day for 30 days. Before November 1, my previous blog was written seven months earlier. I had never before tried to write every day, It was a fun and interesting challenge. Because I advertise it as “random thoughts and observations”, I never know what I will write until I sit down in front of the keyboard. This process is probably not the best, but it seems to work for me. WordPress published over 36 million blogs last year so I realize any of my efforts are viewed mainly by relatives and friends, however by the end of the month I did pick up 21 more followers plus a larger number of people who commented their liking of a particular piece. New followers included an E-book author from Romania; twin sisters living in the Netherlands who love to travel, a nanny on Long Island, a middle-aged male self-medicating for depression and anxiety for over 27 years, an Air Lingus flight attendant who wants to show me how to make money thru blogging, and a young man who once weighed over 350 pounds and changed his life by eating nothing but plants. He now can run half-marathons. These interesting people and others now get an email of anything I blog, and just the thought of total strangers being interested in some of what I write is both fascinating and exciting.
My new goal is to try to write primarily a humor blog once a week on random subjects and see if I can develop a rhythm for writing. Thanks to all that put together November’s writing challenge. I completed it and feel really good about my effort. Below are my 30 titles, so if you’re reading my blog for the first time, and see a title you like, you can find it and see if you like it. I really hope you find something you like, especially if you are self-medicating for depression and anxiety…
A Very Good Day Buy Me Some Peanuts And Cracker Jax Get Ready, Get Set, Bang Ten Annoying Aspects Of Daily Living A New Level Of Maturity Food Is Symbolic Of Love When Words are Inadequate I’ve Experienced Heat; I’ve Experienced No Heat; Heat Is Better 794 Egg In The Hole Childs Play You’re In The Army Now Is It Summer Yet The Duke, Rita, And Me Touched By Kindness They Called Me Mr. Cheer Good Evening Ladies Lucky # 7 Eat, Fall, Pray, Love A Piece Of My Heart Last Meal And If You Wrong Us, Shall We Not Revenge JFK’s Legacy To Me Open To All Comers November Arrived, Cold As Frozen Iron Turkey Head Dance Come Fly With Me Remembering The Thanksgiving My Turkey Exploded I Am So Grateful A Raucous Thanksgiving Travel Tales