I’m quite impressed with myself; it might be the amount of work I’ve done in the garden this weekend, it could be that I have finally been and got my haircut or maybe it was how good Easter dinner was yesterday. Maybe I am feeling so full of myself because I’m now in the fourth month of the Daily Post Challenge and I have yet to have missed a day.
I’ve tried this challenge for the past few years and never made it past the end of February. Even then I knew I would be losing steam past Valentine’s, but this year seems different. I realised that even after today’s exertions I had still yet to write anything. This got me thinking, instead of worrying about posting what if I was another blogger for a week who wasn’t doing this challenge?
There is only one who springs to mind, and she has not wrote anything on her blog for over a year. That’s Mrs G.
She has some dispensation, in that time she has wrote a play, gone back to work full-time as a teacher and also raising a little dinosaur. Still when she did write on her blog, Across the Wide Ocean, it easily eclipsed anything that I have done. I think it may be a case of quality over quantity.
Teaching has probably come the closest to threatening my writing, because it is such a challenge, and so time consuming. And the rewards are right there in front of me, when I see kids start to care about their education, or when I hear them peer edit each other’s papers and say “But you need a stronger thesis.” Writing is much more solitary, and the rewards are a long way from harvesting, two things which make it much more arduous. When I grow up
I’d like to switch with Mrs G for two reasons, one being the quality (and often length) of her writing is pretty impressive. It may have something to do with her being surrounded by words all day, as she is an English teacher, or the fact she has been at this writing game for a lot longer than me.
It would also be nice because she is in a perfect position to write about me. There are a number of posts on Geek Ergo Sum that are self-reflective and autobiographical but she gets to witness it all. She has told me before that she doesn’t like to write about me because “all I would encourage you to be is more crazy” and she is resistant to becoming something of a ghost-writer.
Suddenly my life was falling into place. Perhaps that’s one of the ways he’s the right person for me, because he goes after the things he wants in the same way. We started planning a wedding, a big wedding with a 14th century Guild Hall as a venue and a phalanx of bridesmaids and a Big White Dress. But not Cigar
Mostly I would like to switch blogs with her for a week just so she gets back into the posting game. She deserves a lot more attention than she currently has but that is partly due to her lack of frequent posts. Maybe I could help her with that, even if it means I break my streak.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Switcheroo.”
If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch and why?