I shall become pithy.

Only a short time after bragging about how I managed to post every week for a year on my blog, I’ve gone weeks without writing a word. Let this be a lesson to all. Do not brag. It will rebound, like a hard rubber ball, or a hockey puck, and hit you square in the mouth, probably requiring dental surgery.

Besides — it’s simply not attractive.

I have all kinds of excuses for not posting lately. Started my new job (which, so far, I really like); weather has been excellent so golfing as much as possible; doing a good fall clean before we’re cabin-bound for the winter; and so forth.

Procrastination is an art form that I have perfected.

So, a new strategy is needed. My new plan consists of posting every day. What!? I hear you exclaim. If I’m having a problem posting every week, how could I possibly post every day?

I shall become pithy. As Oxford Dictionary explains, I shall be brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible.

Well, I’ll try to be all that but don’t hold it over my head. For now I’m just going to go with brief.

By keeping my posts very short but, hopefully, thought-provoking and humourous, I’ll attempt to keep this social platform of mine on track until I have a publishing contract and can then focus on using this blog to promote my books.

So here is my pithy presentation for today:

 

I think this is funny. But, it also reminds me of the original message, an important one, in my books. Think very long, and very hard, before you open your mouth and knock someone else’s actions. Even if you believe it is for their best interest, think about it. Write it down. Imagine saying it and how it will sound. I’m not saying don’t do it. Just be nice. Be kind.

Well…doesn’t that sound preachy. I think this idea needs more work.

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12 Responses to I shall become pithy.

  1. Barb Taub says:

    I don’t know about the whole pithy thing, but at least you got the shoes…

  2. Danielle says:

    I think you should write a blog post twice a day to catch up. That way, it will average out to a blog a week on your two-year anniversary. :-)

    • ajcap says:

      Give your head a shake, woman! As it is, I’ve decided every day is a bit optimistic so I won’t be posting on the weekends. I have to give myself some time to check out other websites, like yours and Mary’s, and to wander around in cyber space. I like doing that.

  3. Danielle says:

    Oh, yes. Wandering around in cyber space is fun. Sometimes, it just gives me more reason to procrastinate though. :-)

  4. Danielle says:

    My goal was one post a month. If I do more, I’ll give myself a pat on the back. I missed August, so I’ve already failed at that goal. :-)

    • ajcap says:

      That’s the problem with goals. But do not despair. Failing builds character, according to Calvin’s dad (an oblique reference to Calvin and Hobbes). And you haven’t failed…you simply missed a deadline. Get back to it.

      There. That’s my pep talk for the day. You’re welcome.

  5. steve capper says:

    Pithy hmm..
    Some might say it’s a pithy you ever started this blog in the first place!
    (Didn’t the great African explorers where Pith helmets too?)
    You’re now going to tell me to pith off aren’t you!

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