Quick note of goals I’d like to chunk out and accomplish in coming months…
Aggressively building content. I’m a little behind on these ideals, but that’s fine, since I’ve still been churning 2K-3K words a day; I just need to find a way to stabilize that word count into:
- 1 blog post a day, 5 days a week, current A.
- 1 Wattpad post a day, 5 days a week, current B.
- 1 handwritten journal entry a week, current C.
Also, I’d like to explore the concepts of “child abuse,” “government,” and “fear” by analyzing the articles I’ve been cataloging on Twitter.
- 1 blog post a week, current A.
- 1 Wattpad post a week, current B.
- 1 handwritten journal entry a day, 5 days a week, current C.
Need to finalize ’em wedding vows. Oh, and get married. And honeymoon. July isn’t busy at all!
- 1 Etsy listing every other day, 3-4 days a week; alternating current A.
- 1 handwritten entry every other day, 3-4 days a week; alternating currrent A.
- 1 blog post every other day, 3-4 days a week; alternating current B.
- 1 lesson plan every other day, 3-4 days a week; alternating current B.
- 1 Wattpad post a day, 5 days a week, current C.
I’d like to convert my WordPresses into static front pages, so I can incorporate Table of Contents for the expanding content. Also, at the point of these site restructures, I’d like to do a word-count check, so I can calculate how much I need to write Sept – Dec to reach 1mil words.
Alternating currents are not just to expand my creative horizons, but prepare for my Monday/Wednesday teaching schedule in the fall semester:
- Teaching every other day, 3-4 days a week (3rd day grading), alternating current A.
- Lesson planning every other day, 3-4 days a week, alternating current A.
- 1 Etsy listing a week, alternating current B.
- 1 handwritten entry a week, alternating current B.
- 1 blog post every other day, 3-4 days a week, alternating current C.
- 1 Wattpad post every other day, 3-4 days a week, alternating current C.
To end summer, I’d like to explore the concepts of “neurotypical,” “neurodivergent,” “neurorealism,” “invisible minority,” and “creativity” by analyzing the content in Lindsey Stirling videos, including these three:
Lately I’ve tried to give my intuition more agency. While slices of our society argue gut reactions are more of a primal response,—and therefore, inferior to the rationale of an intellectual, mammalian-brain response—lately I’ve questioned the validity of this point of view; I’m uncertain if evolution intended for us to abandon our reptilian, unconscious responses as much as we’ve done as a 21st-century, dazzled-and-bedazzled, pathos-invested, logos-excused species;
So I’ve given my body more permission to send those visceral reactions to my prefrontal cortex for honest and openhearted consideration.
Which means all the below rules are designed to be broken.
3 Rules for Content
- 1st readers see is a “pinned” quote or snippet, digestible in 30sec or less, with the intention to pique a) curiosity b) open-mindedness & c) wonder; then the next 2 posts will vary in order, but will meet the below criteria:
- 2nd or 3rd post of 100 words or less, like tickling an idea;
- 2nd or 3rd post of 300 words or more, where an idea is explored with some depth—but not enough depth to warrant a wetsuit; cavernous writing (1000+ words) isn’t something I plan, although it’s still something I magically produce 1-3 times a week.
pinned mood setter + 100-word tickle + 500-word depth =
textured content / curvaceous body
3 Rules for Top Menu & Sidebar
- unified menu structure across all sites for ease of movement within blogosphere;
- search bar and video (or community badge) above the fold, to invite a conversation within and beyond each blog;
- alternation between e-mail sign-up, Amazon Associates disclosure, Patreon recruitment, and Pinterest boards for the remaining sidebar, until widgets are flush with the length of 3 content posts.
search bar + above-fold conversation + below-fold alternation =
visually stimulating, exploration-friendly maps / flow
3 Rules for Footer
- succinct & metamorphic blogging & social media goals;
- recommended & thematic books as repeat-exposure, full-disclosure ads;
- alternation with more Pinterest boards.
goals + recommended books + embedded alternation =
visually stimulating, ethos-designed call-to-actions