I didn't expect to get this far, to be honest. Yet, here it is, my sixteenth post in the A To Z Challenge. Statistically, that's twice as many this month so far than in the almost two years preceding it since this blog was created. Sounds good, but it really means I've been poor at posting in the past.
I was going to stop blogging before I'd heard about the challenge (ha! I practically already had!). It wasn't that I didn't have anything to say, just didn't feel I had the time to say it. I do, of course, as this month is proving; it's just a case of getting my backside in the chair and fingers to the keys. Posts don't have to be a work of art (at five thirty in the morning, this one certainly isn't!) - they're not getting sent to a critic for review - but they're a great way for people to express themselves, comment on what they like.
Looking back over my A to Z posts so far, there doesn't seem to be one common theme. I write about TV shows old and new, writing and reading, my cat - I even attempt poetry, something which I've never done before. I'm not breaking new ground, but I am sharing my thoughts and opinions, which was the purpose of creating my blog. "Musings on writing, reading and life" it says; I guess that's about right.
It's funny, as there have been times when I've set out to write about one thing and ended up going on about another. This one was originally going to be about Person Of Interest, currently one of my favourite TV shows at the moment, but I'm sure I'll go into that in greater detail in the future. While I won't blog every day, I plan to post once a week after the challenge - no more Procrastinating (another P I considered), as it's doing so that has meant only eight posts in twenty or so months.
What began with such good intentions has withered and almost died, but now it's back. I'm glad I've Persevered (again...), possibly I thought I had to be witty or profound, deep and meaningful with each post, but I'm finding that I'm enjoying writing words that come from the heart. I doubt I'll change the world, but if I can raise a smile or cause a nod of agreement, I'll be happy.