An old Chinese proverb says, “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” I suspect it is equally true quoting old Chinese proverbs doesn’t cook much rice either. As I consider strategies for actually producing this post, along with noting activities that do not cook rice, I’m thinking also noting those that do not lead to a successful post would be helpful. Once I know all of the do nots, what’s left are on the to do list. Here we go with the do not list for blogging.
- Do not sit and stare. Doing most anything else is an improvement over just gazing into empty space. Of course, I claim to be intensely thinking and it may be true, at least a little. Even so, writing is key and although I can think without seriously thinking, think without writing and write without thinking, to write without writing is pretty much impossible or at least beyond my scope for sure.
- I do not need another cup of coffee. I know it would feel good to stretch and stroll out to the coffee pot and back. A nice cup of hot coffee might even perk me up. I could use the time to consider more fully what I want to say and the jolt of caffeine might stimulate a new insight or something. No, no coffee, no stroll into the other room, no more avoiding getting down to the business at hand.
- I do not have any more excuses. I’m far enough into it to get down to it if I am up to it. Ok, I’m getting around to it and know it’s time to either do it or screw it. The deal goes like this.
I’ll never make a post if all I do is boast about the blog I’m planning to write.
It’s indeed a little crazy but either I’m lazy or afraid of being absolutely trite.
That’s a pretty pathetic verse and sure it can get worse but I do not feel even a little contrite.
My blog is underway and I have a post for today so I can get that coffee and stare with no further fear of being impolite.