Once again I am going to make my new year’s resolution be writing everyday. I obviously have failed years prior, though I think it was 2011 I got pretty far into the year before I stopped. This time, however, I’m not going to wait until January 1st. I’m starting now. Technically earlier today because I did some writing in the morning.
I’m always wishing that I had something interesting or clever to say on twitter. I think if I spend more time writing and formulating my ideas, I can actually have those intellectual tweets. Mostly I want to put out content that informs or makes people think. Engagement is nice too, I suppose. Right now, though, I’m putting out other people’s ideas. I feel so dumb that I don’t have my own original ideas. Not that my ideas need to be completely original. I just don’t want to be a parrot. I parrot a lot right now. Meh meh meh.
As always, because this is my process, I need to come up with a LIST (shocking, I know) of things to possibly write about. I’ve had some ideas like writing about how children’s cartoons continue to perpetuate racial biases/stereotypes. This will take some time since I need to do some research as well. But that’s fine, that’s exactly how ‘original’ ideas are put out there.
Responding to articles?
I live in this weird little bubble and I want so desperately to have something to say about the world when I don’t even really interact with it. That’s why I’m failing.
The books I’m reading are interesting. I could do a book review? A list of source material to read from said books? I dunno.
A lot of this comes down to time I don’t really have, or I do have it but I don’t use it wisely. By time night comes, I am ready to be done with everything so I inebriate and spend most of my evenings not sober. Hard to put out good work when you’re not sober.
Daily ramblings, weekly essays?
I also had a comic that I started and quickly abandoned. It takes a lot of work. But I have an instagram account that for some reason a lot of Hubs’ students follow. I want to put info on there… grammar, linguistics, sociology things. Anti-racism learning. Em-dash the rabbit, informing the peoples on a variety of topics. Somehow. Hm.
I don’t want to start getting into too many projects, because every single time I do that, I fail at all of them.
I know that I am capable of building habits. I haven’t really proven that I can without extrinsic motivators. Writing has always been something to help me clear my mind and get my thoughts in order. I haven’t done it for so long that I can tell my ability to write a cohesive piece is superbly rusty. Maybe I should get a writing buddy to keep myself accountable. Or give myself homework assignments.
As I look over the list of categories I have created for this site, I see many possibilities that I forgot I had. Guess I’ll start there then.
Time to end this ramble.