May 6th, 2011

Ask Me Why

Song Info (from Beatlesongs):”Ask Me Why” is on the Please Please album, and was 70% written by Lennon, 30% by McCartney.  It was not a Top 40 hit.

My BirthdayCourtesy of PBF Comics, which aren’t necessarily always something I’d recommend.

This last year was a good one!  I went and got myself married to a wonderful woman and we are going about the business of building a home and life together.  We’re a month and a half away from being married for a year, and I’m looking forward to many great years ahead.

So that’s my List of Things Done from this last year.  Shorter than the last couple of years, I know, but I don’t care.

Here’s the thing, though. If I live that long, next year I’ll turn 40. 40!  I never for a minute figured I’d get to 40.  I still might not, but it’s close enough to think about. Forty is that age where you are required by law to have a list of things you wanted to do before you got there. I never put a list like that together, and it seems like it might be a little late to cram “go skydiving!” and “learn Klingon!” into this one year.  Beside all that, I don’t really have a list of such things that I want to accomplish.

Well… there is one thing.

It’s been on my mind a lot lately that I don’t write. I certainly don’t write here, as a quick perusal of the dates on the last 5 entries will attest. I don’t really write anywhere. My Twitter usage is down and I don’t even update my Facebook status much. I don’t really have any creative outlet at all. I’m not sure if it’s my lack of ideas that keep me from creating, or if it’s my not actually doing any sort of output that is squelching ideas.  Either way, the result is the same.

So. I’ve considered this for a while, and though I am hesitant to say it out here in public, it really is something I want to do, so maybe the accountability will help.

I want to write at least one blog entry a week. Considering I’ve only done 12 in the last year, that’s a fairly sizable goal. But there it is.  I don’t know why that’s what I want to do, I only know it is what I want to do. I’m fairly certain I’ve lost any audience I had at one time, but I need to do it for me.  Sure, I’d like other people to read it and enjoy it, but I really feel like I need to do this even if I’m the only one who reads it.

If I miss a week, feel free to Ask Me Why. First goal is to finish this Beatles Week!

10 Comments on “Ask Me Why”

  1. Mike says:


    Eh, you’re in my list of google reader feeds whether you write or not, and I’ll read every post that appears. :) [Now if only it weren’t a truncated feed… ]

    Best of luck (?) in your goal!

  2. DocHoskins says:

    Good on YOU!!! Writing can be very cathartic, and even if no one reads it, it is good practice for speaking, communicating and dealing with others. It allows you to vet ideas and see how silly they are, or how profound they are.
    Oh, we miss you at TKD. ;)
    I suggest a book titled “Juicy Pens Thirsty Paper” by SARK.

  3. daniel says:

    Still here, still like your writing.

  4. YoBro says:

    Go, Mup, Go! Leastwise, when you do make the (previously) rare post, it was well-written and worth reading. That would make the Mighty Madmup Blog several notches above approximately 2/3 of the Internet, right there. (If I could embed a pie chart here, I could prove this.)

  5. Anthony says:

    Goshdangit, I’ve been wanting to start a blog too and now you’re upping the ante. Summer IS coming, the time when the fit and active go running beneath the sun and the nerds us their free time to play videogames and write blogs, so its definitely a good time to start. One a week is a good idea, and a good pace. I may have to emulate you.

  6. woejillis says:

    You’re on my google reader. I’ll see it when it goes up and harass you on twitter when I don’t see one.

  7. Meags says:

    I am enhappied by thoughts of more blogs! Will there by more Nutmeg stories? I like those!

  8. Jeremiah Redden says:

    I will be reading! Love your stories! ;O)

  9. d4v34x says:

    You are writing on things of interest in this pages. I hope for returning lots more.

  10. […] I had one goal this year. Remember it? Well, I didn’t quite make it. I did have 29 posts, which works out to an average of one post […]

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