So this Reverb10 thing is proving to be really fun. Especially getting to read posts from all of these other people that are participating. I know most of you who read my blog aren’t bloggers or don’t write regularly on the one you have, but I’d love for you guys to play along.
And by “play along” I mean respond to the daily prompts that Reverb is handing out like candy canes. If candy canes were given out daily. One at a time. And on a website.
So December 2nd’s prompt is:
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
I think what’s funny about this question is that it assumes writing is so important that I’d want to get rid of things to make room for it. Don’t get me wrong. I love writing, especially for this blog (which I lovingly refer to as my “fun blog”), but I only write because I don’t ever want to forget the little conversations and moments that are making up my life. For me, blogging is scrapbooking for people with the design skills of a billy goat.
I don’t do it often, but sometimes I go back to random posts in my archive and I crack up because a) I’m hilarious, didn’t you get the memo? and b) I so would have forgotten about whatever it was if I hadn’t taken the time to blog about it.
Getting rid of living (in any of its forms) to make room for writing would, for me, get rid of the whole point of writing.
Now that’s not to say that I couldn’t stand to watch a few less episodes of 16 & Pregnant (or “birth education”) or Real Housewives (or “anthropological study of the dodo bird”) or America’s Next Top Model (or “I can eat cheesecake topped with ice cream and you can’t. I WIN”). But that’s not really the point, is it?
So looking back on your 2010, what’s something you wish you did less of this year? Something you wish you spent more time doing?