Day #7 – Doing The Thing

This one, I’m tapping out on my phone, while sitting in my car in the shade on my lunch break. I didn’t get a chance to write this morning before going to work, and I’ve been busy all day with work stuff, so this is the first chance I’ve had to write. This project (or experiment, whatevs) isn’t about doing the writing at the same time and in the same way every day; it’s about just getting it done no matter what. Here I am, doing the thing.

It’s a pain in the ass typing long things on my phone. Don’t care, though, as long as I can get it done.

I changed my blog theme over the weekend. I still have things to add but for now it looks about 90% of what I want. Very simple, clean. Sorry if you don’t like Dark Mode but it’s my blog and I’ll do as I please.

My last name is Moon; so I am going for a space-inspired theme. Might try to add stars in the background later, I don’t know. Definitely want to add a Moon somewhere, like I had in the old days.

I got help with this from Steve Libbey, a very helpful person whom I have never met face to face. We just know each other in that cool internet kind of way that people can know each other now. I contacted him because I wasn’t 100% sure I could make the changes I wanted on my website, and Steve was offering help with WordPress. But in talking to him, turns out (it turns out!) I know more than I thought I did. I just don’t have any confidence about it. Once I sat down and paid attention to what he was telling me, though, it all mostly fell in to place. I just needed my attention to be pointed in the right direction.

Other than adding a Moon somewhere up there (waves vaguely at the upper left corner of the page), I also want to add a Picture of the Day/Week/Whenever in the left sidebar. The page is too plain without some color or images, I think. I tried some widgets but none of them let me right-justify so they looked weird. I’ll figure it out, though.

Now that my home on the internet is working mostly as I want it, I should have less resistance to writing than I used to. That’s the hope anyway. And that means more regular writing, which builds the habit, which leads to me being happier. Again, that’s what I’m aiming for.

I have about 20 minutes left on my lunch break. I’m struggling to come up with anything interesting to say. But that’s the point of pushing through this, isn’t it? I haven’t been writing in part because my inner filter is telling me I don’t write anything worth reading. By giving myself permission to write whatever, I’m lowering the barrier and retraining myself to a habit. I’m not out of the Writer’s Block Woods yet. Just gotta keep showing up.

Like I just did. (521 words)