Okay…well, I said that I was going to start writing something (anything) on Sunday, and that I would then try to go ahead with it every week, whether I had anything specific in mind about which to write or not, much as I do on my other, “main” blog. Well, it’s not Sunday‒it’s Tuesday‒but that’s not too far off, I guess. And, of course, as planned, I don’t really have anything planned, though that may seem paradoxical.
I mean to try to avoid writing about that subject that’s so dominating the news and social media of late. Not that there’s nothing worth saying about it; I have dealt with it in the past, and could probably say more that I think would be at least somewhat useful. But, unfortunately, there’s too much being said about it already, everywhere, and much of that is redundant, and some of it is counterproductive, and a lot of it, even from “high” level sources, is mind-numbingly idiotic. I suppose I shouldn’t let that surprise me, but it is occasionally maddening…and I’m never too far from madness as it is.
With that in mind, I don’t honestly know what I’m going to write about‒other than what I’ve written so far‒but that’s okay. This is “Iterations of Zero” after all, so much ado about nothing is well within my purview here. I’m trying to do at least a bit of self-improvement in this and in other things, which shouldn’t be that hard when you have a starting point like mine.
I don’t really have a target length for this post, though I tend to set a goal of around eight-hundred words or so for each of my “main” blog entries. I think setting myself too high a standard here‒or too low of one, for that matter‒may get in my way sometimes. It’s something like “letting the perfect be the enemy of the good,” a saying I first heard well into my adulthood, though it’s one that could have helped me avoid much anxiety, self-doubt, self-hatred, and so on throughout earlier life. It may be too late for me fully to internalize it, but I’m trying to get it into my flesh if not my bones.
I can make this a blog about nothing, in the spirit of Seinfeld, though less funny and less entertaining. At some point I may here, as I may on my “main” blog, put up a post containing links to my music “videos”. I doubt that I’ll post the “videos” of my audio recordings of my stories. Those really belong on my main blog, which is intended to be centered on my fiction. But there really is no specific subject or target or focus here, so anything goes, potentially. I’ll do my best at least to make it worth the reader’s time.
Of course, fitting this into my work schedule will continue to be tricky. I don’t want to lose any time working on my books and other stories; they have to continue to be my number one priority, especially now that all other priorities have absented themselves from my life whether or not I wished it so; without my writing I literally have no good reason for doing anything at all.
But habits can be useful, at least, and if I keep this blog up as a habit, whether or not I have anything to say, at least I’ll end up getting some of my ideas out into the world, however slipshod or erratic the format might be. Who knows, perhaps I’ll warm up to it and turn this into something more than the simple venting of my random thoughts. Time will tell, I guess.
With that, I think I’ve written enough for this to be a worthwhile re-opening blog post. We’ll see how everything goes from now on. To those who read, and who will read, and who continue to read, I can only say, “Thank you.” And, if you ever find something I say worth sharing, by all means, do share it. And feel free to comment.