Just as TV and video games are changing the neural pathways of kids, I think having a blog has had a similar effect on me.
Throughout the day, I frequently think “Oh, that witty comment is something I should blog about” or “Hmm, that idea I came across on Huffington Post deserves sharing” or “I could really go on a rant about this!”
99.9% of these post ideas never come to fruition and often, when I’m at home watching TV while trying to think about what today’s post will be, my mind often goes completely blank. So I thought I’d try to do a sample list to capture some of the things that struck me as potential blog fodder today:
THINGS I CONSIDERED BLOGGING ABOUT TODAY
1. Something about how much time is wasted by people who ride the bus but simply sit there – not reading, not listening to music, not surfing the Net on their smart phone, not talking to someone they know.
2. How much I’m enjoying the book “One Day” and a few reasons why that’s the case.
3. Related to that last point, an overview of my semester exchange to York England and (Shea and Pace, please skip to the next line!) why I still think of it as the best four month stretch of my life. (And how I’m still envious when I hear of someone who’s got a very similar profile to myself in terms of education, work experience and interests is living in York right now.)
4. Pace’s new daycare (which is just a newly opened satellite of his current daycare, this new one is walking distance from our house, has all new toys and furniture and many of his favourite staff who moved over from his old daycare when this one opened last month.)
5. How good it feels to be told you can do something when you expect to be told no and some thoughts on creating a culture of “yes”.
6. My NHL Predictions
7. The list of proposed sessions for next year’s CLA conference.
8. The return of Books to Beers after a summer hiatus. (Feel free to pop by if you’re in Regina on Friday!)
10. A cool web site I came across while searching for the pronunciation of a baby’s name I saw on a friend’s Facebook profile.