It Pours

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I completely didn’t write yesterday. I remembered, but then I forgot. That’s how it works sometimes. But I wrote today and published not one, but TWO articles.

#WhenItRains

WAIT

Did I just find my hashtag?!?

Holy shit!

ASIDE: I once heard a podcast wherein the person said that they were asked to sift through all of their social media and online presence and remove all of the curse words and such and that so totally did NOT resonate. They also worked for a potential future president. So. Not. Me. But maybe that’s also why I keep being number two? Cause of the curse words? Hrm…

#WhenItRains

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Let’s Get To Know One Another

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I’ve heard of these referred as “Chinese Portrait”, but I can’t find the historical relevance or etymology which makes me think that it doesn’t come from Chinese ancestry at all. Does anyone know? Please share your sources?

The idea of it, however, is sound.

After the prompt, answer from your heart, or, as I like to say, let your fingers do the walking.

But even I don’t always work that way. With some of these, like the seven wonders of the world – I read up on it, then answered. Others, like my favourite meal, I couldn’t remember the word for it – I always think, chicken tikka masala when my favourite food is actually massaman.

Either way, the because, description, or explanation often leapt from the fingers once the single item was written.

And then I knew it was true.

And sometimes I didn’t write any explanation at all.

Which is also true.

So, this is me. If I were something else.

I’d love to hear your versions, too – feel free to copy the prompts – or make new ones – and fill in your own versions.

Let’s get to know one another better.

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These Titles Are Supposed To Be Short

The original title of this post was “Wherein Rain Schedules Out The Next Few Weeks of Blogging per Adam DuVander And Then Freaks The Fuck Out (Just a Bit)” but SEO #amirite

I’m sitting in my local bakery thinking about three things – routines, writing, and identity and wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what this post is about.

Stick with me.

To become a better writer, one must write regularly. To write regularly, one must schedule it out as well as figure out WHEN you’re going to write and WHAT you’re going to write. To figure out WHEN you’re going to write, you need to incorporate it into your routines / make it part of your daily habits. To figure out WHAT you’re going to write, you need to know WHERE your posts are going and WHO your audience is.

And then my brain starts melting off a bit.

The other day I was listening to a podcast – I totally forget which one and such, so that’s helpful – and one of the guests mentioned that she uses her blog to keep track of her own ramblings / technical experiences / et cetera and if that helps someone, that’s great, but if not, no worries.

This resonates.

Over here in groningenrain.nl land I’m still figuring this shit out so there’s going to be a lot of messes and such.

Probably always will be because I do love me some experimentation and making messes.

And, yes, I realize that this introduction has turned into its own blog post, so I’m going to go ahead and plan to write about routines, writing, and identity on the next post.

My point is that I’ve figured out a few things.

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Figuring This Shit Out

One of the things I’m Working On Right Now ™ is this whole blogging thing and social media and becoming an influencer and thought leadership and how many more buzz words can I fit into one boring sentence. #CanIGetAnAMEN

And part of figuring out some of those things is blogging regularly again, so here we go, with a totally mediocre and that’s okay posting of hello hi and here’s what’s going on in my life RIGHT NOW.

I just noticed that I’ve used ‘right now’ two times already and now three times and that’s exactly where this post is headed.

You’ve been WARNED.

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Making It Up As I Go Along

P is super sick today, I’m working from downstairs AGAIN because connectivity is absolute ASS at our new house, and I’m officially off of sick leave / maternity ramp up.

No big deal.

Okay, but seriously, can we take a second to celebrate that?

OMG I’M FINALLY ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AT WORK AGAIN

IT’S BEEN LITERALLY YEARS

LITERALLY

YEARS

..

KERMIT FLAIL!! !

Ahem.

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