June 30, 2017 by Hope W.
I’ll be very honest here: after publishing a blog post everyday for eight days straight, I’m not sure that writing everyday is going to be a long-term, sustainable project. It’s exhausting, as I have been sleeping late most nights trying to get out a post for that day that somewhat meets my standards. Which is difficult, since I seem incapable of writing short posts. Also unfortunate, because I doubt that most people have time to read thesis-length blog posts everyday too. I know I don’t.
However, I also don’t want to give up on my resolution to write everyday for a year, after just eight days. If I take it easier on myself and cut it back down to about once a week or even twice a week, knowing myself, I will fall back into my procrastinating ways, and after a while, you will stop hearing from me for another six months.
In addition, there are things that I don’t necessarily want to devote an entire blog post to, but still want to talk about anyway, e.g. trailer debuts, deaths of famous people, great articles which are written better than I’ll ever summarise etc.
So instead of killing myself with anxiety knowing that I’ve got to wake up at 5 the next morning but still wanting to fulfill my post for the day, I’ll update my Facebook page regularly instead. My Facebook page was meant to be a place where I could post things I don’t have time to write about, but I have only been posting sporadically because I don’t always remember to do so, unless there’s an absolutely fascinating article that I must share.
I’ll still write a blog post at least three times a week (I’ll do my best to make it almost everyday, like I wanted to), but on days that I absolutely can’t stay up because I know I’ll be sleep-deprived the next day if I carry on, I’ll make sure there’s something interesting to read on my Facebook page instead. At least I can go to sleep now in peace.
In the meantime, do enjoy the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer, which just debuted. They revamped the concept, and turned it from characters in the board game coming into the real world, to people going into a video game and assuming jungle explorer avatars that look like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Which looks cool actually! There are a lot of people who dislike the trailer, but I hope the movie is good and proves them wrong. It’ll be a way to honour Robin Williams’ memory.
If you like, you can read (or reread) my post explaining what Jumanji and Robin Williams meant to me, which I wrote shortly after his death.