Hey everyone. Sorry about the long gap in posts. I did put a new face on this site, and I slapped my header image back on the heading, after resizing it to fit this layout.

I’m feeling a bit demotivated by having a wordpress.com blog. There’s so much I like doing that I now cannot do–not even as a premium member. Therefore, soon–not now–I will be in the market for a super-secure domain provider. When I find one, I will be calling and grilling them with questions, the most important being, how often do you do security updates on your software? The answer that I’ll be looking for is “as soon as they become available.” When I find one, and when I can do a withdrawal from the time bank (i.e. take a vacation day), I’ll move back to a self-hosted blog.

So–onto the obscure title of this post.

I was just thinking of setting some goals for myself–goals that include regular blogging, when I navigated over to Robin Barclay’s site for some posting inspiration. She put up a post that lined to A Round of Words in 80 Days, Intrigued, I clicked through. And I found a writing challenge that acknowledges I have a life. In fact, that’s their tagline.

So, off to some goal-setting. Mine is in the form of a weekly task list.

  • Sunday
    • 2000 words
    • Blog post
    • Visit all blogs in Folk Often Seen Here box
  • Monday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Tuesday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Wednesday
    • Blog post
    • Visit all blogs in Folks Often Seen Here box
  • Thursday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Friday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Saturday
    • Weekly To Dos

I’m not going to set a writing goal for Saturday because Sunday often ends up a writing marathon day anyway, and Saturday we are often in and out of the house all day. Saturday will be a good day to set aside writing and get done all the things that I need to get done, such as going through the huge stack of papers that have been accumulating on my desk.