So I’ve already run into what I imagine is obvious to people who have been writing for a while – it is hard to consistently sit down and write on a schedule. I had planned to launch this on the 5th (of October), and postponed a week so I could regroup and start again.

And then another week. And another… [and another]

I’m sure that it’ll get somewhat easier as time progresses, but in the meantime I’m laboring.

When I get an idea for a post, I drop it into my “article” backlog in project management software I use for other jobs. I include any thoughts or directions I may need later to help me remember what I’m talking about. Then, each week, I drag the scribbled note stories into my “Next Week’s Articles” sprint and flesh them out 7 days before posting.

I’m already seeing some issues I may have: my group of articles for ‘God’ is currently stocked at least with enough ideas for the next 2 months; for “Glissandi” I have the next two weeks. Maybe I’ll change “Music Mondays” to “Media Mondays” and talk about movies/tv shows. We’ll see.

In the meantime, I’ll keep scheduling time to sit and type. In the end, I think that’s the only way to do it. And maybe start slower – just a few per week, and not every day.

The wide expanse of the subdomain beckoned, and I felt that something, anything, needed to be planted, even, if needs be, it seems the most humble of seeds.  So perhaps this small post will sprout, one day, into a great phoenix’d blog of whimsy, delight, informative topics, sundry miscellany, and even more mixed metaphors.

Until then, fellow travellers.