11.08.2007

My Daily Blog

This blogging everyday thing. I'm starting to think it's another one of those life things that happens for a reason. We all need some sort of anchor to make us just sit, and think and contemplate life. Not just where we are, but where we're going. At this point in life, everything is a milestone of some sort, or a stepping stone. You're 25, you are single and childless, SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT!!! Not about being single and childless, but what are you going to do with this gift of singleness and lack of attachment to any city? You go.

Everyday I'm drawn to bloggers. Some for their outlandish behavior, their truth, their wife and mother thing, their positivity, their humor, but most of all, their realness. Just being themselves. That's why I started this blog. As a way to be myself. To get ME out there because you can't keep all this fabulousness to yourself!! :) What I didn't expect was the connections. The people I likely never would have met in anyway. My eyes have been opened to a whole other journalism community I didn't even know existed. The young, black movers and shakers taking over your newrooms around the country. I am NOT an island unto myself. YEAH!!

You know how some posts just come out and there they are, they just flow? This isn't one of those posts. When you have so much to say, sometimes you just don't know where to start. So you start at the beginning. In the beginning was the blog. But where do I go from here? That's what this daily blog thing has already done for me. Made me think about discipline. Because you start to think, hourly, about how you will let the world in today. And can you really do this? Can you really commit to writing every single day for 30 days? But then you think, is it that hard? 30 days isn't so bad. And THEN you think of all the other things you can conquer.

14 comments:

1969 said...

I try to write everyday (except weekends, which are reserved for family time and breathing).

I do it because it's one of my few creative outlets. It's also an exercise in discipline. Some posts are great, some mediocre....but I still derive some small sense of accomplishment and joy from doing it.

Hang in there!

dreamyj said...

ahh, good answer. way to go jameil! i'm sure you'll be on your way to conquering much more very soon!

Mr. Jones said...

I've never written a blog everyday for a month. I've come close (I got to 27 posts one month), but I've never written a post everyday. I just don't have that time. or at least that's what I like to tell myself.

Rashan Jamal said...

I can do this... my problem is gonna be not writing too much. I have like 5 extra posts in my drafts. I'm not gonna cheat though. I'll make them original each day.

Ms. Cali Brwn said...

it does make you think about how if you can commit to this why not anything else? Im beginning to do the same thing in all aspects of my life ... cause life is too short... and by stopping to do things like something as simple as bloggin every day ... you allow yourself to slow down ... to think ... and not just throw away the day being too quick to get to the next...

jameil1922 said...

69... family and breathing. both good! and i will! :)

dreamy... thanks homie! and i can't wait!

jones... i've never come close. except i think in sept. i wrote 22 posts which i think is amazing. here's to busting that record all the way open! we just need you to post more than 2xs a month!!! get back to it!!

rj... really?? get it baller! write and we'll read.

cali... wheeeeee!! faaaabulous!

Don't Oppress Me said...

Ha! I can barley complete a full sentence, nonetheless blog for thirty days. There can be months and months in between my posts (speaking of which I've got a new one up), but I do find myself thinking: "this would make an interesting blog post!" all the time.

And how about I was driving past the CNN building today and I thought of you. Is Cnn like a big deal, cause it for hell sure is down here. And I'm like, I don't get it though.

THE 78' MS. J said...

Excellent post, wonderful blog thanks for always giving food for thought.

Infamous said...

This 30 days thing is hard, not because lack of things to talk about but more because of the lack of time I have. Thats what this has taught me so far, that my life is far too chaotic and I need to find some structure. If it takes blogging 30 days in a row to catapult me into finding some structure in my life...so be it. It's definitely time for a change

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

damn lil deepak chopra! you are very inspiring as of late!

jameil1922 said...

oppressed... lol. glad you're back!! stop leaving us!! cnn is kind of a big deal (like anchorman), lol. yes i actually know people like that. cnn was the first really popular cable news network. when i was in college it was my favorite. now they all do things to irritate me.

78... awww.. thanks and you're welcome.

infamous... hotness!! you sound like cnel. i'm always telling him to take time for himself. you never go back to undergrad. ENJOY IT!!

stace... hahahaha. thanks. you're funny. i do what i can homie!

CNEL said...

I wish I had the time to write on the regular. I wish I had the focus cause I do not do the whole not making sense thing. But I do think I read everyday or when I don't you know I just go ahead and catch up!

So...Wise...Sista said...

Do I even sleep 30 days in row?

Khalim "Ché" Poindexter, Jetrosexual said...

how come my daily writing commitments only seem to last 2 days?

oh...well, no internet at home might be a reason.