Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Posting Daily

Someone asked me how i blog every single day.

The answer is simple. Grit. Even on days when the last thing in the world i want to do is write anything more, after answering emails and posting encouragements for friends and cooking and cleaning and teaching and running errands, grit.

It is something i've decided i'm going to do, so i do. Where it will take me i have no idea. It is on my Mindbloom list of actions for every day. I consider it part of the work for The Artist's Way.

There is no book in me, i'm not a writer. That would be wonderful, a dream come true in fact, but it just isn't true for me. This, i can do. Meander around, piddle-dink, putter.

So i meander. Anything and everything and nothing, whatever runs through my abnormal brain. It's become a habit, and something of a passion, to see if i can find something, anything, to write about. Every single day.

Up to now, i've managed to find at least a sentence or two that i can cobble together. I'd like to say it gets easier, but some days it does, and some it doesn't.

How do you post every single day? Just post. Just start. Write a sentence. Erase, Write another. Go clean a sink full of dishes. Come write something else. Sooner or later, it will add up to a post.

Today is:

Blender Day

Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression -- Angola

Dimpled Chad Day

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st US-born Saint)

Festival of Fufluns -- Etruscan god of wine

Flower Basket Day

Get Out Your Boxer Shorts Day

Independence Day -- Myanmar

National Spaghetti Day

Ogoni Day -- Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People of the Niger River

Pop Music Chart Day

St. Pharaildis' Day (patron against childhood illness)

Trivia Day

World Braille Day

World Hypnotism Day

Anniversaries Today:

Utah becomes the 45th US state, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Michael Stipe, 1960
Matt Frewer, 1958
Grace Bumbry, 1937
Dyan Cannon, 1937
Floyd Patterson, 1935
Jesse White, 1917
Jane Wyman, 1914
Sterling Holloway, 1905
Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, 1838
Louis Braille, 1809
Jakob Grimm, 1785

Today in History:

Titus Labienus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina, BC 46
Columbus leaves the "New World" on return from his first voyage, 1493
Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew", 1570
Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire, 1698
Andre M├ęchain discovers M80, the globular cluster in Scorpio, 1781
Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government, 1847
4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY, 1863
The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City, 1865
Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule, 1878
The last known sighting of an eastern cougar, in Ontario, 1884
Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs the first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22), 1885
Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF); his itinerary accounts "DISTANCE ACTUALLY WHEELED, ABOUT 13,500 MILES", 1887
The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter, 1912
The first elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho, 1915
Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up, 1958
Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, 1959
Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, 1972
Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint, 1975
Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC, 2004
The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history, 2007
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened, 2010


Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, good for you for sticking with it. Discipline is a great thing to have.
I enjoy your posts. The look into your life is interesting and I love finding out the history of a day.
Thank you.

Hilary said...

So that's how it works! ;) I have no interest in posting daily.. it's just too much for me with the photos and all but I sure do enjoys yours and others who do post regularly.

messymimi said...

Thanks, Leah. My life is just what it is, i'm glad it is of interest to someone.

Hilary, it is easier for a first cousin to a Luddite like me. Someday i may figure out how to do a picture, but please don't expect much.

Goals said...

I enjoy reading your blog every day. You've been at it a while, which makes your daily update schedule even more impressive. I like to follow the little twists and turns of your mind, it's like having a conversation.