Like most consistent bloggers, I feel I should post something on Monday. It’s the day when most people turn up to do this blogging thing, though why pick the busiest day of the week is a question I still haven’t found the answer to. Maybe because it’s ‘business’ and though I’m yet to make a paisa or a penny from it, I should treat it so.
I am not as prejudiced against Monday as some people are. I just don’t relish the fact that it comes after Sunday. I know how to do a Monday, or rather have it charted up for me by the higher-ups. It’s the anarchy, the possibility of Sundays that makes Monday the worst. You want to have as much fun as possible, or you want to do nothing at all. Either way, you’re never prepared for what the next day has to offer. I only get the hang of it on Thursday.
This is my third year blogging, and it hasn’t been very consistent so far, for various reasons. The book I had written a year ago which was based on my blog seems, more or less, dead. I’m thinking of NaNoWriMo-ing this year, even have an idea of what I want to do, though 50,000 words in a month seems possible only if I scribble in my sleep. Consistent social media-ing that is related to writing can get exhausting. You write a lot about writing, until you get scared sh*tless when it actually comes to just writing (that is not about writing). You might say what this paragraph has to do about the topic of blogging and Mondays, but sometimes I think I blog a lot about blogging, until I get scared sh*tless when it actually comes to just blogging (that is not about blogging).
My 2.5 year old blog is nearly 49.99% wondering what to blog about. Imagine being a dancer for said amount of time, and then spending nearly 49.99% wondering what your next dance step should be (actually, that doesn’t seem far from the truth). The thing with writing is, you pretty much think it’s real only if you are writing. No how-to-write list tells you to think half of the time, or give yourself a break because it is the busiest day of the week. Monday. Write. Publish Blog. Be Consistent.
But, I’m just rambling. And that’s okay. Especially for a day when I haven’t been able to have a single, independent thought. To slightly modify that reluctant Nobel Prize for literature winner,
Sooner or later/ One of us must know/ That Monday wasn’t such a great day for blogging after all…
Do you like Mondays? On which day of the week do you like to post?
N.B.: Real Time Rambles are half-hour free-writes that I sometimes do.