I have this desire to write more. I want to tell the world funny rambly stories about my life and whatever catches my attention, because—ooh, shiny!—I’m entertained by totally random things, and I firmly believe there exist people who will find my entertainment entertaining. (Yeah, I can’t decide if I created that sentence on purpose or not.)
I don’t want to write about my day job. It’s not relevant, and I have a tendency to drift into snarky rather than funny, which is inappropriate if I want to remain a respected employee. I don’t want to be inappropriate, and I don’t actually want to be snarky more often than is necessary to entertain the people who find me entertaining.
I’ve noticed that I can tell tragic stories about my own mental processes in a funny way, and I can tell boring stories in a funny way (though they may still be boring). And I can tell perfectly straight* stories in a perfectly straight way, though I usually bore myself halfway through and have to stop and write something random.
I have a desire to learn how to NOTICE good blog-post subjects, so that I can write about them. I also have a desire to learn how to WRITE those posts, quickly enough that I’ll click “post” before losing the energy behind them such that I suddenly decide they’re actually dumb and no one cares. I know no one ought to care, but I’m hoping that the people out there who find me entertaining will care even when the subjects are dumb.
So, what steps should I take to make those two DESIRES become MOTION**? (Feedback encouraged…)
* Straight=non-funny, straight!=hetero, in this context.
** And when will I stop with the random YELLING for emphasis?
*** Does this sound as gross to anyone else as to me? :-/ I can’t think of a better word, though, so I’m not changing it. And yeah, I totally added this FIRST^ footnote last.
^ And I’m still yelling. Sorry, I’ll try to get over it for next time.