Reflections: a new idea for ADD/EFD content
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 28 Comments
500 Posts – really?
Time Flies when You’re Having Fun!
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Good news/bad news
I recently received a notification from the WordPress Fairies congratulating me on the publication of my 500th blogpost – not even counting the over-100 blog pages I’ve put together since that fateful day when I decided to publish the fruits of my 25 years of ADD/EFD experience, information and coaching techniques online for free.
Regular readers are well aware that only a handful of these posts
are what anyone would consider brief!
THANK YOU to everyone who has let me know through likes, stars and comments that the time I spent meandering to this bodacious accomplishment has been worth it!
If not for you, I might have spent that time agonizing over the sorry state of my all-too-messy abode – or given up coaching and training altogether and signed on for an actual job!
While attending to either would have undoubtedly delighted my friends and family, I am personally grateful that I haven’t been forced to take such desperate measures so far.
So What’s the BAD News?
It has taken more time than expected for a number of you to find your way here. Many of my newer readers have probably missed more than a few foundational concepts and work-arounds.
Although I continue to link to older-but-still-relevant posts like a mad thing, I certainly understand the time-crunch that inspires those decisions to investigate later.
So rather than creating brand new content for some of my upcoming articles, I have decided to recycle. I plan to cobble together portions of my personal favorites that, judging by the dearth of comments and likes, have been languishing in undeserved obscurity.
I suppose I could conclude that nobody really liked them the first time around, but I have chosen not to go there. I believe they deserve a second chance in front of the blogging footlights, and that they will be brand new and helpful offerings for the majority of my current readers.
I hope that decision turns out to be good news for YOU.
Don’t forget that you can always check out the sidebar
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Blame it on the Writers!
Thanks to generous re-bloggers like the fabulous Kate McClelland (who posts much of her own work HERE), my articles have been included among those of an incredibly supportive community of dedicated writers in this blogging community of ours. I’m chomping at the bit to liberate time to read more of what they write.
I’ve suddenly realized that, although I am still a voracious reader, I was much younger in my fiction-reading days. Those happy times when I shut off my computer to stretch out, put up my feet and escape into a novel are far too few and far between anymore.
All neuroscience and no fiction makes Jackie a dull girl?
I had forgotten how much I loved those relaxing vacations of the mind I used to take regularly, until I began to read my way through the online version of The Secret Diary of PorterGirl from the creative mind of another Lucy.
(Ms. Brazier’s brand spanking new PorterGirl novel First Lady Of The Keys
will be released September 1, 2016.)
Speaking of releasing books . . .
It’s high time I returned to work on a few of my own!
I recently came across a post by D. Wallace Peach — Should You Edit Your Published Book, and tripped over a sentence that brought me up short: “Some writers never publish because they never stop editing.”
As I commented in response: It seems that j-u-s-t when I conclude that good enough needs to be good ENOUGH, the science changes and I’m back to do-not-pass-go once more. (Not only am I guilty as charged, I could also replace “editing” with “blogging” and her point would remain.)
As I disclosed in my Hello World intro, Menage a Moi (in 2011, a century ago in blog-years), I was expecting that authoring this blog would be just the nudge I needed “to renew my acquaintance with one or two of my books: the many orphans who are losing patience with my never-ending promises to return.”
I need to publish at least one of the little darlings,” I admitted, “if only to prove to myself that I can.”
Fast forward five years, and those manuscripts have become even dustier!
Hopefully, my retread format will emancipate some of the unbelievable amount of time usually spent researching and compiling, allowing me to scratch more than a few other places that have been itching for a while now.
I haven’t yet decided exactly how I will go about it – besides quickly – so leave me a comment to let me know if you have any suggestions or preferences about topic, timing, format – or anything else.
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