I realize that I’ve been preternaturally quiet on this here blog for the past week or so. It turns out that when you have a job that you enjoy and feel like you’re contributing to, you tend to want to work more and harder at it, and have less time for leisure activities like, say, blogging. Funny thing, that.
Anyway, despite today being a “rest” day, I spent a lot of time doing hard work on some household tasks that had fallen by the wayside, such as neatening up the living quarters and getting some clothes washed. I know, thrilling stuff. But this has cleared a lot of stress off of my general plate and has made me feel very, very productive and confident. Again, funny thing how getting stuff done makes you want to get more stuff done.
What this really means for the blog is that I’m going to try to budget my time a bit better in terms of having more than just three or four terse sentences for an update, and that this coming week I’m going to spend some otherwise down time writing up posts for… you guessed it, Essay Week 2010. I skipped ’09 due to a number of factors, but this year I’m fortunate enough to know when I’m going to have a gap, and I’m also lucky enough to see it coming more than an hour beforehand. In addition, Essay Week 2010 is going to debut something else I’d like to try out.
You can help select the topics for Essay Week 2010! I’ve got five or six ideas running around in my head right now as to things to write about, but if you’ve ever wanted to know my thoughts or opinion on something of interest to you, now’s your chance. Leave a comment to this entry, or send me a direct message on Twitter (or an @ reply if I’m not currently following you) with the topic you’d like me to address. Try to keep the topics at least PG-13 or lower, and please don’t pick something ludicrously polarizing or controversial. On Thursday, July 22nd I’ll pick the most interesting topics and write about them, interspersing them with the other essays planned.
Essay Week 2010 will run from Sunday, July 25th to Saturday, July 31st. Till then, please enjoy what I hope will be an elevated level of vocalization on this site.