Grand Return and Life Musings

So here we are, bet you never thought this day was coming hey? I’ve been taking “long time, no blog” to the next level. I could’ve easily let this roll around to the two year silence but that just isn’t my style…one year eight months is pretty perfect.

Now you’re probably all wondering why I haven’t been on here – what could I have possibly been doing for this length of time to have warranted such actions? I realise I’ve left you all hanging and being the dedicated and unwavering audience that you are I think it’s only fair I explain myself properly. No doubt you have all waited patiently, checking every day without fail to see if Write and Day was back in the stratosphere and finally after all this time the silence is broken. The truth is, I was writing a detailed and all-encompassing biography on the longevity of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s marriage. That uh…fell through. Anyway I’m back!

What else have I done in that nearly two years? I was going to give you a day-by-day run through but I changed my mind at about day 423 so I’ll just sum it up briefly – I did some study, read a book or two, discovered I enjoy pickles, saved some money, spent some money, drank wine, laughed a lot, cried a little, got a tattoo (small, modest, meaningful), tried learning chess (still haven’t won a game but I’ll keep you updated), didn’t get stung by any bees, and ticked off a couple of bucket listings along the way.

I’ve even gone M.I.A. on you all before but that was just for a mere month! A MONTH! I even wrote a whole blog post apologising for my rude and lengthy disappearance (To read that post click here, but not here). If only I’d known what was coming, I’d have given myself an aneurysm.

Anywho, there wasn’t anything in particular I wanted to chat about other than getting something out there into the big bad blogging world so this is pretty much the end of this post. Short and sweet seems a good way to go at this point.

Who knows maybe you’ll hear from me tomorrow (probably not), maybe I’ll be back next week (probably not). Either way I will be back so stay tuned.

I don’t know about you but 2018 is feeling like a good year for the old blog…

Stay zesty,

Write and Day

(Authors Note: I’ve never signed off any of these blogs before and I don’t know why I did it that time but I kind of like the jazziness of it so I’m going to leave it there just this once). 

 

Why Blogging Is Like Playing Monopoly

Yes you did read that correctly, “blogging is like monopoly”. And I know you are reading that thinking “ha ha yeah no it’s not” but think of it like a good mystery novel, at first you have no idea how the clues connect but by the last page all you are thinking is “Of course! The old man’s umbrella! Duh!”. So stay with me here.

Yes what I have found is that blogging is like playing Monopoly. You and I are the pieces (I dibs the top-hat) and that big ol’ board, yep you guessed it, that’s the internet. So we have all passed Go, and as we venture around the internet we find our niche, we find our blogs, and we buy them from the bank and get those little card thingys (your dashboard). We own our blocks, we own our blogs. Some people decide to upgrade and own their domains by adding houses, hey some even throw on a hotel, but we all contribute to the board in the same way.

Anyway whilst posting around the board, it is so very easy to land yourself in jail and throw off your blogging game for a while. Maybe you don’t blog for a week or so, you lose your rhythm. And a lot of people find it much easier to sit in jail and wait their three turns rather than refocus and pay the 50 monopoly monies to get out of that rut asap and back into posting regularly (unless of course you are lucky enough to stumble across inspiration with a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card). After all, the more you post the more your stats go up, the more people are ‘Just Visiting’.

Here on WordPress you’re not alone either. The Monopoly Man (WordPress) is always hanging around with exciting challenges (Community Chest), prompts (Chance), and tips to get your blog exactly where you want it to be (Free Parking Money). 

I do have to admit there is one aspect of playing Monopoly that is certainly not like blogging. And that is nobody wins, it is not competitive. The people you ‘play’ along with are far more of a community than an intensely bickering family. And sometimes you might roll the dice, post that article, and it doesn’t quite pay off how you wanted. But you always know there will be some reader out there to sneak you 20 monopoly monies under the table to help you pay off that rent with a lovely like or comment. 

And that dear readers is why blogging is like playing Monopoly. Like the mystery novel right?

So with that I’ll see you all on Mayfair!

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