Looking Ahead to 2018

Today marks the end of a long vacation, far from the frigid eastern half of the United States to which I will be shortly returning. I’m not one for resolutions on New Years Day, but I do work better when I operate under some form of plan. And now seems like a good time to reflect on the past year, and look ahead to the next.

Back in February, I decided it was time to stop blogging on a daily basis, as I realized my streak of daily posting was impressing nobody except myself. Unfortunately, in the months after that decision, I’ve struggled to come up with a consistent blogging practice in its place. Too many times, I’ve gone weeks without posting. Not what I had intended, at all.

My current thought is that I need to commit to writing three or four posts a week, each on a different recurring topic. Book reviews, which I’ve enjoyed writing over the past week, is one such topic; maybe not a book, but a movie, or online magazine. Other topics I’ve thought of have been flash fiction contests, and reblogs from bloggers I admire.

So there you have it. For each of the coming weeks in 2018, I want to write a post on each of the following topics:

  • Reviewing
  • Flash fiction
  • Reblogging

Mixed in with these posts will be the occasional multi-post short story, political commentary, and of course some awful poetry.

That should keep my busy for the coming year.

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One thought on “Looking Ahead to 2018

  1. I appreciate your goals and look forward to your 2018 journey. I use the blogging site two days a week only to express what the site is all about. and Sunday is hopefully an inspirational spiritual comment. Also truth of personal life in the midst of changing circumstances but not majoring on the problems but hopefully on the reality with the Hope in the middle of it all. I enjoy just seeing the diversity of your writing….I don’t think your poetry is awful at all. Sometime I might share some of mine….then you might find the aweful rather than the awesome. Cheers! Keep on keepin on!

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