I’ve been contemplating doing something rather different with my blog these days. Well, I’m not sure it is different really. It was the original idea I had almost 6 years ago now and I still haven’t done anything about it, even though I had a fairly successful blog back then and started another one before I eventually moved over to WordPress.
In 2008 I took part in the NaNoWriMo contest. For those who don’t know it, the objective is to try and write a 50,000 word book in the month of November. At the time, the blog I had on Writing.com was fairly popular with site users there, and much of it was about my trials and tribulations as a single guy back out in the dating world. It helps that I tend to look at things a little differently than most people. I don’t have a filter, I don’t mince words, and I’m very instinctive and guttural. I also don’t give a shit what people think about me. I am who I am. For the most part, my friends and family love me. And I’m sure there are some people who could have done without meeting me as well. And while I don’t like seeing people angry or sad, there’s little I can do about that now. Life is too short for take-backsies.
For the NaNo that year, several people who read my blog requested that I write a dating advice book for men, such was the absurdness of my blog posts on dating. While they were informative, they were laced with extremely over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek humour that people seemed to relate to or want to read. I knuckled down, found some sort of order for the book I was going to write, and by the end of November, I had completed it. Several people have the book in its entirety and have loved it. I really believe it is the funniest thing I have ever written. Most of the people who have read snippets agree it would work well in the blog format.
So now I must decide if I want to do it. My main concern is the frame of being, for lack of a better term, that I am in right now. Last year sucked, and as I’m getting better every day, I don’t know if I’m ready to deal with the hullabaloo that relationship blogs usually stir up. Mentally, I don’t know if I want that right now. Hmmm.