Notice of Intent to Write

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It’s December 1, and I find myself with a wild hair about blogging my way through the month of December. A post a day for a month on this blog or another is my very best intention. I think I’ll do it unless, of course, I don’t, and/or unless, of course, I quit.

There’s been some talk this week on a listserv I subscribe to about whether the blog is passe. My blog is probably the best place for me to respond to that, but I’m not going to right now. I need to grade some more tonight, and a blog has to pace itself if it’s really going to produce something every day. I’ll come back to that later.

In the meantime, here’s a piece I found at Salon about something that probably should be dying out: the smiley. 🙂

I don’t have a theme in mind for my December blogging. I just want to devote more deliberate time to writing. I’ll probably write some to Teacherly Tech and some to my poetry blog, but in any case I’ll use this blog as a kind of hub for my December writing. I’ll cross-post anything I write for another blog.

Sometimes I have to give myself assignments like this to keep on track. It’s like deciding to go to the gym every day for a month just in case by the end of it you’ve become all intense about yoga and spinning and suddenly feel virtuously healthy.

Here’s to December writing health to one and all, but mostly to me.

**The above image is from, a great place to get free photos that don’t always require attribution.

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