One Year of Writing

The graphic above is a screenshot of my “insights” one of the ways WordPress tracks how you run your blog. There are various tools that help you track who is coming to your page, how they found it, what Google term brought them here, there was an awful lot of people here who were searching for “M-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-S…” as well as “Charcuterie Boards” which in fact was a blog post that in no way could help one with making or understand a charcuterie board. But I digress. These little blocks keep track of how many days I have blogged. My goal for 2020, my New Year’s Resolution as it were, was to write on this blog every, single day. And, well, so far so good.

Now you might be wondering, Missy I can see the little blocks, but what do they mean? Those blocks represent days in each month. They are not in order, that took some time for me to figure out, they are just blocks that change to blue when I post a blog. More blogs the bluer the block gets, but as you can see I only manage one a day on average.

So here it is. It is early in the morning on December 1st. It’s actually 1:00 am and I am wide awake, hopped up on steroids to help with my pain, and unable to sleep so I am writing a blog post about how this “Insight” tool works. It’s boring as shit, I know. I’m hoping it will put me to sleep. I’m also hoping this will end up being somewhat cohesive and I can post it this week.

Anyway, you can see that December is basically gray because I haven’t written in it yet. Technically I wrote tomorrow’s post today, but it hasn’t posted yet so it won’t show, but what you can see is that every day this year, with the exception of the week in June with I took part in #AmplifyBlackVoices and shut down the blog to learn, read, and support Black female writers, I wrote every, single day.

And to be fair, even though I didn’t post those days in June, I did write those days. I just didn’t want to share my writing, instead I went to social media and shared Black voices all week the best I could. I shared Black artists, Black fashion, Black-owned businesses, etc. I called out racists on my newsfeed (mostly family) and I unfriended said people then DM’d them to tell them why. We also marched for justice five of the seven days that week, passed out post cards with ways to donate to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and donated money ourselves. I hope I did my part that week in other ways, besides writing, but either way it was worth it.

So there you have it. I have one month left to finish off my New Year’s Resolution and listen, I have NEVER finished a New Year’s Resolution so this is kind of a big deal. I hope I can make it and I hope that whatever you promised yourself at the beginning of the year, back before it turned into the year it turned into. I hope you kept your promises too. But if not, there’s always next year!

Love and safety to all! If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!

M.

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