I don’t get up early in the morning to let a muse visit me for writing. The early morning is my “muse.”
Sometimes when I start to draft a post for my blog, it begins as an essay. It’s like I feel the idea in my head is important enough to warrant something like a formal treatise. But my circumstances often make it difficult to write seriously. And that’s when I step back and remind myself - it’s just a blog.
When you’ve got to get work done, it’s great when you have the right tool and super frustrating when you don’t. What’s more awesome is when you can have high quality tools that help you the best. I think I’ve found such a tool for writing: Ulysses.
A few months back, I found myself in unusual circumstances. I was able to get a lot of writing done. And it led me to schedule many blog posts. I even found my brain more apt to write most of the time - my writing muscles were flexed. Then life kinda happened. Now I’m struggling to find time, make time, to type stuff up.
Can anyone who blogs call themself a blogger? Seems like a dumb question, but I guess it depends on what the definition of blogger is. To oversimplify - one who blogs. Is it that simple? Because that would be too easy, right?
Jason Journals has arrived at its 2nd anniversary! Yeah! It only took two years to get here! [...crickets...] While I wish I blogged regularly during the past two years, I have no genie in a bottle to help me out.
In this last week of February, I reached a small but welcome marker along the path of blogging. I now have over 100 followers! The good news is less about being in the triple digit club and more about progress in general. Blogging takes time and dedication. It's not so easy to publish quality posts... Continue Reading →
Not too long ago I simplified my blog to look and function as easily as possible. My design goals were: to make sure I could blog regularly without any friction and to allow visitors a good reading experience. You know, distraction free, easy on the eyes, that sort of thing. But I ended up feeling... Continue Reading →
We are smack dab in the middle of it. The 30 day stretch where many aspiring novelists commit to the big 50k. It's like an annual writing marathon. 50,000 words written in a single month! Fingernails will be worn down to the nubs. And maybe, just maybe, a myriad of writers will find they have... Continue Reading →
In my 41 years, I’ve never read a Stephen King book. Until this year. I also never believed in telepathy. Until it happened. King used his telepathic powers to put info and imagery in my head. It worked too. I smiled a lot, laughed out loud. I also gained insightful knowledge. Through his rare non-fiction... Continue Reading →
Blogging has always been something I've liked doing. I've had various blogs over the years with different success, however that's defined. There are many "rules" and "tips" out there in the blogosphere. For me, some rules were restrictions which made blogging, or at least getting started, too hard. When it comes to the single niche... Continue Reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here. No excuses, really. I’m cyclical like that I guess. But I had a big change back in May; I left the company I worked for to rejoin my prior employer. And my new workload was jam packed with things to do. So my summer was super busy!... Continue Reading →
I'm kind of into words. Understanding definitions is something I sort of geek out on sometimes. Almost every day, I use a dictionary and thesaurus app. My brain really likes to know the nuances of meaning between similar terms such as productivity and creativity. Context can give clues, but I still like to resort to... Continue Reading →
The Jason Journals blog survived its first year, so now it's time to review the past, preview the future, and do an overview of blogging in between. Why did I start this blog and why keep it going? Because...blogging! I published my first post on March 31, 2017. And a few months later, my blog... Continue Reading →