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Daily Prompt: Goals – When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?

I can’t make up my mind from one moment to the next, is my problem. Any goal I see for my blog changes from day to day. I just sort of write, really. Get my thoughts down. Be part of a worldwide community of people who also just sort of write, really.

I first started my blog back in, hang on, let me check…

… still checking…

… July 2011 with “Monkeys and typewriters“. Okay, I thought it was longer ago than that. I was pretty sure I was approaching 3 years rather than 2.

I didn’t have any particular goals. Thoughts kept popping into my head (like monkeys and typewriters), and I wanted somewhere to write them down. And so my blog was born. Hooray!

It has evolved a bit over the (apparently nearly 2) years. I’ve done a bit of shonky poetry. I’ve written a bit of mini fiction. I’ve even done some complementary (and largely talentless, but that’s their charm) sketches in the form of the ever-popular DraliDoodles!

I’d love to say I write purely for me and for the joy of writing, but that would be a big fat lie. I love it when people “like” what I write. This appeared in my “notifications” speech bubble thingy a couple of days ago. I know it’s not a lot compared to some of you guys, but I’m chuffed. Yay me!

200 likes for me.

“Likes” for me! Yay!

I love it when people start following my blog. Then I panic a bit. Did they follow me based on one piece of fiction? I don’t do much fiction! I can never think of any ideas! It’s too hard! That’s when I have to take a step back. Primarily I’m writing for myself, in the hopes that other people will like it. So chill out, draliman.

I’d like to post more, but after spending 10 hours at work (on a computer) all I generally want to do is watch TV and then go to sleep (that’s a good excuse for my lack of ideas). Since I discovered the daily prompts earlier this year I’ve managed to post a bit more.

I started out with no clear goals, and I still don’t have any. I’ll just let it take me where it will!

Thanks to all of you for reading and being my online buddies :-).

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  1. Gilraen
    May 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I started with a clear goal, lasted about 2 posts. Threw away the books on topics an things and decided just to write about whatever I felt like.
    In a way still just like you.


    • May 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Yes! I know all the books say “pick a theme” or a “fixed topic” and all the rest of it, but I think unless we want a defined, targeted audience, writing about whatever we want is the best way to go!


  2. May 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I have no goals. I follow you in the hopes that the bribe you promised me will one day arrive.


    • May 23, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Um, bribe? You’ll have to refresh my memory!


  3. May 23, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Yes, yes Dralidoodles! 😀 If you started out with goals these might not have emerged. And a little friendly slap on the wrists for writing talent less… don’t say that about your work!

    They are charming indeed as are your other posts. Whatever your post flow is I’m always looking forward reading them 🙂


    • May 23, 2013 at 6:26 am

      Well, let’s be fair – DraliDoodles are never going to end up in the Tate (though with the weird “art” floating around these days you never know!). I’ve borrowed a drawing tablet from my office to see how that works out but I suspect I’ll stick to pen, paper and scanner 🙂


  4. May 23, 2013 at 8:21 am

    200! Yay! I love those little circles of numbers! Congrats! 😀


    • May 23, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Yes, it’s nice of WordPress to give us these little milestone awards!


  5. May 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

    You are the same as me then Dr Ali, I don’t really have specific goals other than enjoying blogging. Congrats on the 200 🙂


    • May 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

      I think that if I decided to set myself goals I’d obsess about it and then it wouldn’t be fun any more.


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