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Let Me Clear My Throat (Blaugust Day 1)


Hello friends, and welcome to my first-ever Blaugust post. I wasn’t in the right headspace to participate last year, and to be honest I am not sure how I will cope with the challenge, but I am hoping that I can keep in mind the only strategy that is going to work if I am to get through this.

You see, although I have a decent number of “regular” posts to fall back on – the Secret Lore and Steam Challenge ones – I have always felt pressured to write something substantial in a post, no matter what the topic. I also feel the need to try to be deep, give a unique take on the topic, or otherwise pretend that I’m writing something (pseudo-?)academically. It basically boils down to “go big or don’t bother”. In the end I usually default to not bothering, which is why you rarely see big, in-depth posts here.

Trying to do that each and every day for Blaugust is obviously going to crush me, so my aim for this challenge is to be more comfortable slinging off less-involved posts that don’t take hours/days/weeks to construct and write. With luck I’ll be able to bounce off of other blogs’ ideas to keep the momentum going. For example, tomorrow I’ll be doing a gaming To-Do list, inspired by Izlain.

Wish me luck!

DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat

18 thoughts on “Let Me Clear My Throat (Blaugust Day 1)

  1. I am sure you can do it 🙂 Just take it as it is, a little bit of fun! Don’t stress about the posts, get inspiration from the 50 others also joining etc 🙂

  2. Let me add to the shouts. You can do it! 😀

  3. Adding to the chorus of YOU CAHN DOO EET as well. Enjoy, kick ass, write stuffs–all that jazzy jazz. 😀

  4. YES! DJ Kool! Now you got me dancing in my bedroom! 😀

  5. I was the same last year. I think I said I would do it, and then I really didn’t. I can’t even remember what I was doing August last year but it certainly wasn’t blogging much.

    So yes. Good luck for Blaugust, you got this! 😀

  6. Best of luck to you! Looking forward to your gaming to-do list.

  7. Good luck to you!

    I also feel like I have to make posts substantial. My Blaugust day 1 post, where I basically said, hey, I’m doing, I plan to write stuff, kinda hurt me to post.

    • Yep. You know that that is the point of the event, and that it is enough to do the job (which is mostly, in my case, to create the habit of regular writing), but something still feels off when you go to hit publish. It is a strange feeling.

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