I got out of bed to write this post. Let’s hope it’s a good one :)
Two weeks ago, I started rereading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. For those of you who might not know about her, Gretchen is the kind of person who makes you smile. Although I’m not nearly as organized as her, I can appreciate what she has to say in relation to happiness. Her best-selling book, The Happiness Project, details a year of happiness. Not the Eat, Pray, Love kind of happiness where you run off to an island paradise and have too much sex. The Happiness Project was a quiet but impactful year that was spent at home, in the environment where most of your happiness is found anyway. When I read it the first time, I loved it. I lent the book to friends. I wrote about it. But I needed a few reminders about happiness, so picking up her book was a balm.
A few minutes ago, I was in chapter 3: Aim Higher. This is the part of the project where Gretchen started her blog and resolved to work smarter. As I read over her start of a writing group, I had a thought. Maybe I should have something like this.
God knows that I could be more organized and having accountability to keep me blogging is a damn good idea. Words tend to run dry for me when I’ve spent a day working on freelance projects plus my day job, leaving little time for me to write for myself. I make too many excuses. I send myself too many email reminders but forget to act on them. It’s a cycle of suck.
Accountability as a writer is key. There aren’t many bloggers that I know of who can put a crap ton of content out there, stop, and then expect the blog to still be just as popular. Alright, there are a few, but I know I’m not one of them…yet. NEPA Blogs is planning on doing meetings locally, but with my schedule right now, it’s difficult to make them. Maybe I can set up something on the interwebz, independent of location and a bit more free with scheduling.
Anyone interested in starting a digital writing support group? The classified ad would go as such.
BLOGGERS & WRITERS WANTED
(say you’re a guru and you can keep walkin’, tiger)
20-something blogger seeking fellow writers for mutual accountability.
Friendly discussion, ideas, and brainstorming will abound. Group bitching likely.
Supportive environment for all bloggers, all subjects. Flexible scheduling.
Meetings monthly or bi-weekly on that screen you’re sitting in front of.
Interested parties: leave a comment.
Seriously. Leave a comment.