Fortunately, I was supposed to look confused and disoriented because, God, I felt that way.
I have absolutely no idea where to start.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not new to this blogging thing. In fact I’ve done it for a couple of years (sporadically) and I have the recently migrated broken links to prove it!
Here’s the issue. Whenever I’ve blogged before it’s been on a specific topic or set of topics. Last time it was 3D and VFX. Another time I’ve written about the subconscious and artificial intelligence (yes, same blog, it makes more sense than you’d think). When I was much younger I tried one where I wrote as an assassin, entirely fictional.
This time, I’m writing my personal and semi-business blog.
At this stage I honestly can’t tell you what I’ll be writing about tomorrow, much less a week from now.
I can, however, make an educated guess.
There is a high chance of posts about creating a website from the very start, to the very end. This is because my brother (13 years old) has enlisted my help in making his first; he’s a clever kid but I’m having to explain everything in small steps. With diagrams. And homework assignments. You can probably expect those at least twice a week on here.
I’m launching a business over at Writer, Compose Yourself! in less than four weeks. You can probably expect a lot of insight into how that works (read: frustration and lightbulb moments), some tips on working with a virtual assistant (I’m learning that as we speak), and a whole bunch of general nonsense related to that.
Travel. I’m a little obsessed with it, and working towards my dreams at the moment. No doubt you’ll hear all about it.
So Why Run the Blogathon When I Really Don’t Have A Clue?
For the uninitiated here’s a quick rundown of what the 2012 Blogathon entails:
The WordCount Blogathon is an annual event that brings people together for the purpose of becoming better bloggers by posting to their respective blogs every day during the month of May.
I have blank page syndrome. Not the popular kind where you see the blank page and automatically can’t write a thing; the kind where you’ve been avoiding writing for months, and suddenly there’s this expanse of white. No one’s looking. There’s nothing on the other side of the paper. And there is a pen less than half a desk away.
The urge to scribble is overwhelming.
When I converted my ‘main’ sites to WordPress Multisite a couple of weeks ago I made a space in my /blog path. It (until this post) was that blank page.
I happened to see a post about the Blogathon at exactly the right time to sign up and charge after it – if I’m going to not-have-a-clue I might as well do it really quickly.
Besides, they have prizes.