The September challenge.

A few weeks ago, I set up a “portfolio blog” – as I believe these things must be called – as a place to dump my freelance writing. (You can find it here.) It’s something that I should have done a long time ago, when it first became apparent that commissioned “professional” writing and free-form personal blog posts just don’t sit well together – the theory being that by doing so, I could free up Troubled Diva for more of the stuff that I used to do here on a regular basis.

Well, that was the theory. But of course, the reality turned out to be somewhat trickier. Because – and I think you might be ahead of me here – I’ve become woefully out of practice at the whole free-form personal blogging caper, to the extent that opening up a “Create Post” window has come to feel like a task of almost insurmountable difficulty.

So I’ve set myself a challenge. During the month of September, I’m going to try and write at least one post a day on Troubled Diva. It’s going to feel weird – hell, it already does feel weird – and the fact that I’ve left my first blog post until the final hour of the first day of the month probably tells you all you need to know. But, bollocks to it. I want to know what free-form personal blogging feels like again. Maybe I’ll re-discover my blogging mojo – or maybe I’ll struggle and splutter my way to the end of the month, still wondering how on earth I used to bung content up here in such vast quantities during the first half of this decade.

So, wish me luck. And tomorrow, I’ll tell you all about The Plinthing Thing, OK?

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