Today is day 69 of my experiment of posting every day of 2017. (It’s also Friday, which is a holy day in my favorite religion.) Seems like a good day to have a bit of a status report.
So far, so good.
That’s the short version.
The long version is that it’s been going well, and I still seem to have the steam to keep going. Lately, there has been an increase in the number of comments. It’s always good to get feedback and know your posts are reaching people. When I first started blogging I was really attached to getting comments. I went so far as to end every post with a call for comments, usually in the form of a question about that particular post. I forget where I got the idea to do this, but I do recall that it was a tip from some internet guru, or other. Now it feels a bit like a cheap gimmick.
That’s one of the themes that has been running through my life of late: No more gimmicks, no more tricks, no shortcuts. More and more in life, I want to act with authenticity without trying to game the system. (Which is funny since I am such an avid gamer and love to game a game system to see how it ticks…) The time has come to do what I love, put that out there, and let the chips fall where they may.
That is not to say that I won’t avail myself of available tools for accomplishing what I want to accomplish. Tools that makes things easier to do, or possible in the first place, are not gimmicks. They are opportunities. I will still leverage them to the fullest potential I can muster. I just won’t be using them to pull any tricks anymore.