S/SW blog philosophy -

I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers.

A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

My observations and commentary are on people and events in politics that affect the USA or the rest of the world, and stand for the interests of peace, security and justice.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Caring about the work -- 4) multiple blogs, a matter of energy

"MAKING GOOD MONDAYS" is my other blog. The intro says,

"A CREATIVE BLOG - ON THOUGHTS, DREAMS, IMAGERY, POETRY & PROSE. Making good Mondays is like making coffee - The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome."

Today I am cross-posting what I wrote for it recently because it is, in a way, about blogging. It will serve as the 4th in my series on blog writing. To quote:
If I have had a good Monday, met my goals or merely had some good luck, then what happens on Tuesday? What happens on Tuesday is a function of both luck and striving. What we get is the opportunity to turn bad luck into a mere "challenge."
How does one start over every day with fresh enthusiasm? Every new sunrise brings with it possibilities. I have the possibility of a good day, or a storm, or a recovery, or just to take the time to rest.
Will I be able to sustain those positive thoughts? What I tell myself is true will influence my behavior. I will act on my positive internal beliefs, if I am being true to myself.
Will my internal imagery match my external reality? I am old enough to be living an authentic life. Authenticity should not be a problem most of the time.
Can I still write? Will there be anything there? Creative blogging seems like a tall order at times, but it isn't at all. I started doing alternative blogging years ago, because my political/current affairs blog didn't seem like the place for that - and I am still creating it.
Will the prose have flow and have good rhythm? It might if I edit regularly and if I do not get "wedded to my words." Saying what I have to say is just a matter of doing it with honesty.
Would poetry be fresh; would it just "write itself," as sometines happens? It will if I have something about which I feel deeply. That is the joy and promise of the poetic form.
Can I have the courage to believe in my highest dreams? Resting on laurels, thinking of past successes, or just getting through the day - I almost always have a choice. I will find the courage when I act "as if . . ."

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Also cross-posted at Southwest Blogger


betmo said...

that's why i have the corner. sometimes i need a place where i can just go and hang out. it is open to all but it tends to be kind of quiet. i have a few folks walking around in the garden with me- or in the case of the new look- by the shore. :) sometimes the poetry just comes and other times- it is merely a distraction for me to order my thoughts. i leave the essays to the other sites :)

Carol Gee said...

betmo, I appreciated learning about how you like to "hang out." I also identify with what you said about poetry's ability to order one's thoughts. Some of my best stuff is cathartic and calming, following something big happening in my life. Thanks.