I heard myself saying that to my wife the other night, and I realized it wasn’t the first time I’ve uttered those words.
It was after 9:00 at night, I was tired, and I had no idea what I was going to write about.
Unfortunately, that’s a fairly common scenario (and now you know why the quality of my posts are what they are).
Fortunately, though, (at least for me), for the past seven years, I’ve been able to come up with some blather to write about every day, for better or for worse. Well actually, for worse or for worst.
There are some days that are easier than others, such as Music Monday. Knowing I just have to find one song or something interesting related to the world of music to write about takes some of the pressure off. Dan Ariely has a column every other week in the Wall Street Journal that I usually manage to squeeze a post out of. Daniel Pink has a Pinkcast maybe once a month that provides fodder for my blog.
As many readers know, the WSJ often provides something I find interesting enough to write about, and occasionally I’ll share something that I taught in school that day.
Earlier this year, I was quite happy to discover the website Study Finds that offers quick summaries of interesting research studies, many of which have made their way into my blog.
I also read the Huff Post morning email every day not for the news, but for their “The Best of the Rest” and “Before You Go” stories, hoping their might be some story quirky enough that I can write about.
And then there are posts like this one, where a random idea pops into my head and I’m able to get a few hundred words out of it.
So while I might occasionally whine about writing my daily blog posts, it’s good to know that it’s not something I have to do, but rather something I like to do.
And the icing on the cake is the comments that so many of you take the time to post, many of which cause me to laugh, to smile, and to think.
Thank you for taking the time to do so.
Now it’s time to find a stupid photo to go with this post…