The Finished Posts of May

Since I started my run of posts for the last nine days of May with a post about how I was going to have a run of posts for the last nine days of May it seems only appropriate that I should end the sequence with a post about how I have now had a run of posts for the last nine days of May.

To those of you still here even though you now know how dull this post is going to be, or those of you still wading your way through that opening sentence (don’t worry, I’ll wait for you) all I can say is that the exercise taught me very little that I didn’t know before, but reminded me of things that I needed reminding of.

Firstly, you can’t beat a good vow. Promising to the world at large, even if the large part of the world at large isn’t listening, that you are going to post every day concentrates the mind wonderfully, or horribly if you like, forcing you into thinking of something, anything, to write about. Topics that you would normally dismiss with scorn, like for example walking upstairs, are viewed as having definite potential. Watch out for future posts about me using my bus ticket on the bus, the fact that the grass in my garden is green, and which leg I put into my trousers first.

What this reinforces is that writing causes writing. Starting a topic, no matter how mundane, will lead you in directions that you didn’t expect to go, grow jokes inside your head, give you sudden ideas for things you can put in which are actually not bad.

And, though again I knew this already, it reminded me that I have a group of loyal readers who are also now friends and who will come here and support me, even if my post consists of a Chinese take-away menu written backwards (watch out for it, there’s a joke about Pork Sour And Sweet that’s absolutely hilarious).

Most of all it’s reminded me that if writing makes you feel less depressed, then there is no sense in stopping writing because you are depressed.

So I’m looking forward to getting back into it, to hopefully thinking up stuff, to writing every day.

Though I might take tomorrow off.

3 thoughts on “The Finished Posts of May

  1. prenin

    No worries! 🙂

    I just write about my life.

    Some good, some bad, a lot of boring bits, but I do make sense after a fashion!!! 🙂

    Believe it or not I’m writing this by touch typing and it feels really weird because it only works if I don’t think about what I’m doing… 🙂

    There’s something philosophical in that thought… 😉

    God Bless!!!


  2. Janie Jones

    I have a favorite show where the characters (both male if that’s important) had a lot of time to kill waiting to arrive at their destination, so the one proposed a topic of discussion which started, “Do you snap then zip, or do you zip then snap?”

    To which the other character could only logically reply, “What in the world are you talking about?!?”

    “You know, when you put your pants on, do you snap then zip, or the other way around?”

    “I’m not talking to you about this.”

    I don’t remember how it went from there, but I was hoping that if I just started writing it would lead to more writing. I figured I’d test your theory. I think it works way better for you than me.


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