breaking a habit
I am nothing if not a creature of habit.
If there's anything that I love, it's a schedule. I'm a fan of the to-do list, I love basically knowing what I have to do and when I have to do it every day. I love predictability. Nothing causes a pang of irritation more than an unexpected conference call scheduled on particular day -- there goes my comfortable routine, I think. Now how will I recover?
It's for this reason that I've always been pretty fastidious about how I blog. Every day, I know I'm supposed to shoot for the blog, and every day, I know I'm supposed to write for the blog. The blog post goes up, every weekday, around midnight my time. I do this, I say, for people around the world -- for those of you who read in Europe, it means that you'll have a new blog post when you have your morning beverage, and for those of you on the west coast of the United States, if you were so inclined, it could be the last thing you read before you go to sleep.
See? Routine. Predictability. It's a beautiful thing.
But lately, I'm finding myself a bit restricted by my posting schedule. I feel like sometimes I'm phoning it in, posting and writing anything, just to make sure that I get something up. Worse, there are creative projects that I'd like to take on, but I think (out of fear) I never get started on them, using the blog as an excuse. Well, I say to myself, I'd love to start this new project today, but man, I have a blog post to write. I just can't.
And that's no good.
So, going forward, I'm going to change up how I blog here at Chookooloonks. Expect a bit of unpredictability: sometimes a day or two may go by without a new post, some days there may even be two posts in one day -- who knows? But I do promise this:
No matter what, I will absolutely post when I have something that I really want to say, and/or I have a photograph I really want to share. With some luck and well-placed effort, I'm hoping the quality of Chookooloonks will go way up, even if the quantity doesn't.
Thanks for understanding, friends. I promise, I'm not going anywhere. I'm just hoping when I am here, you start really loving what you see.