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So, ... this is the start of NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month. I'm not doing that. My track record for writing fiction is rather dismal. I'd be tempted to blame it on the deficiency in imagination associated with Alexithymia, but mostly it's the fact that I didn't do any planning.

However, this is also National Blog Posting Month (supposedly; NaBloPoMo's web page, such as it is, seems to be mostly broken, possibly due to a change in ownership of BlogHer.com. Many other references have also gone stale.) No matter. I don't need somebody else's website to keep track of what I post this November -- that's a one-liner.

 ls ~/.ljarchive/2018/10 | wc 

So here I am, staring at a mostly-blank page in Emacs, writing down a very vague plan in hopes that it will become more specific as I go on.

I do have a goal. I recently added a couple of donation buttons to my Dreamwidth profile page; the goal is to make this blog into something that people feel is worth supporting.

I have a few ongoing series of posts -- not all of them are things I'd consider worthy of being paid for, and in fact most of them aren't, but all of them are important for maintaining audience engagement. That's my excuse, anyway.

The ongoing series at present are:

  • Done Since... -- posted every Sunday (sometimes delayed or advanced depending on conventions and where the end of the month falls), this contains my summary of the week followed by (under a cut tag) the week's worth of to.do file entries. This is currently the only thing that's posted consistently.
  • Thankful Thursday -- my weekly gratitude post. These have been mostly fairly consistent recently.
  • Songs for Saturday -- pretty much what it says on the tin. I haven't been all that consistent about these. There's (almost) always one on (American) Thanksgiving. Of course.
  • The Computer Curmudgeon -- these are a combination of public service announcements, mostly about security- and privacy-related events, and longer informational pieces. These posts are cross-posted onto computer-curmudgeon.com. If people think these are worthy of support, I'd be delighted.
  • The River -- These are posts about, ... Hmm. What are they about? Love, friendship, grieving, ... I guess the overall theme is emotions. There were a lot of these in 2008 and 2009, to the point where I was considering publishing a collection tentatively titled Two Years on the River. Didn't happen. Should it? It would take a lot of editing.

Okay, when you get down to it only The Computer Curmudgeon has the potential for being donation-worthy, and that only if I post to it more often. Poetry could if I wrote more of it. Anyway.

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