But aside from neatness, I also like things to be in order. I like things to have a "home," if you will, such that everything can always be put away. Aside from keeping the house clean, this helps me maintain a nice filing system for important documents. I like to have up-to-date calendars so I can keep up with the various meetings & clubs I have each month; and so I can grocery shop and cook our dinners every night. I maintain a reasonably healthy lifestyle because I track my exercise and food in an iPhone app. I like things to be in order.
So one of the things I've been thinking about lately is my blog and how there isn't all that much order to it. Sometimes I struggle with what to write (as many, many bloggers do, I have no doubt). And while I don't feel pressure to get posts up, per se, the original intent of the blog was to get myself back into 5-day-a-week writing, so when I don't do that, I'm sort of not living up to a goal I have set for myself. I'm not neurotic about it - please don't get that impression. But I can affirmatively say that the initial goal of this blog remains: to write 5 days a week.
SO - putting two & two together - if I can apply some of the organization and orderly-ness of my normal life to blogging, I think it will help me achieve my initial purpose of writing almost everyday.
I think, then, that I'm going to try having "topics" that apply to a certain day of the week (ex: maybe every Monday is "food," every Tuesday is "the news," etc.). And they could certainly be loose versions of the topic if I want (so, on a "food" day, I could maybe write about a Thanksgiving dinner that affected me as a kid), but regardless, there is some sort of unity to the whole blog.
I absolutely want these daily topics, then, to be important to me and relevant to my life. I want the goal of writing 5 days a week to be fun (which might inspire me to actually sit down and write my novel one of these days). Some possible contenders right now are: food, cooking, health, exercise, the news, marriage, books, getting older, etc. I know that some of these things might be boring to some people - but they're important to me and would make me interested in logging on everyday and writing about them. So we'll see...
Oh, and another thing