January 1st, 2016

So I had an idea today. I haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions, since whenever I do make them they don’t work out, but I wanted to do something different this year. But what?

Well, I tried to write more in 2015. And I failed. Ok, ok, not so much failed as didn’t hit the goal I set for myself. The goal was 75k words for the entire year, of which I accomplished less than half. There’s no penalty for not reaching that goal, and I could try again this year, but I don’t really want to set myself up for failure again.

Instead I decided I’d make my own little challenge: write a little each day. Here, in this blog, even if it’s just a sentence or two, but just post something once a day for 2016. That way if I have anything else I want to write about, I’ve already started the whole writing process and things could flow from there.

Or not, I suppose, no pressure – that’s the goal here, no feeling forced to hit a set target – but either way I at least sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) each day.

What will I write about? Just about anything, I reckon; hockey, movies I’ve seen, books I’ve read, games I’ve played, or just random thoughts. Whatever pops into mind will be fair game. Anything that inspires thought or discussion for me might show up, who knows? I can’t promise it’ll be interesting though, but feel free to read and/or comment as you see fit.

Oh, and one other thing. I’ve made a promise to myself (not a resolution!) to not talk about work on here. I’ve had other blogs in the past and, on one in particular which keeps track of your most frequently used tags/words, ‘work’ was the #1 there. Writing is partly about stress relieve and escape for me, ergo I won’t be mentioning work on here after this post.

So we’ll see how this goes I guess. Here we go, 2016, let’s see where you take me.

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