Final BBBC Post

If this is your first BBBC... What did you get out of your experience? Do you think it will change the way you blog in the future?

This experience has proven what I have always known about my blogging, and writing in general. If I am given topics, I can be productive. If left to my own devices, I'll spend my time looking at pictures of the Doctor's new companion (rawr!) and cute animal pictures. While Google reader is a great tool, mine fills up with approximately 2 jillion distractions every 24 hours. For me, the problem with being prolific on the internet is... the internet.

During my undergrad degrees I posted a lot more often, but my job involved getting paid to sit in a computer lab. My primary responsibility was to keep lab users from walking off with equipment, and frankly, the cameras were more than enough deterrent. I basically got paid to do my homework, and it was the best job I've ever had. I miss it so... (sniff).

At any rate, this experience has simply reminded me that writing is like any other discipline. It requires a commitment and time investment in order for you to see results. The Buddhist masters have been known to say that you should practice as though your hair was on fire. My hair (what's left of it) is definitely not on fire where writing is concerned. Perhaps it should be. If I was as committed to posting on my blog as I am to, say, lifting heavy things or being a contrarian, I'd have published several books by now.

My thanks to Alicia Chenaux over at Ch'know? for starting the BBBC and providing the topics.

4 comments:

Sci Fi Heroine said...

A problem all writers face, I think. Besides, I like it when you lift heavy things. ;)

His Sinfulness said...

Yes, someday I'll live up to the term "writer." ;)

(It's all about sex with you, isn't it?)

Mayren said...

(giggles at Miss Heroine) awww you kiddos are freakin adorable!

and I would be one of the first people to purchase any novel(la) you write and had published (even self published thru cool programs with little upfront cost). just FYI.

His Sinfulness said...

Thanks, Mayren. I need to defend my thesis first, and then my creative project will be next. :)

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