Yesterday my friend Charles Slang left a comment suggesting/requesting that these three word posts be a bit more integrated. That is to say a post about three words rather than three discrete paragraphs each about a distinct word which are not really connected to each other in any real way, other than proximity on the page. I know that consistency can be on of the biggest challenges in the blogging universe. I certainly saw during my vacation that just posting every day can sometimes be more than one can do. I rather intentionally did not promise to imbue each post with any real sense of oneness when I set myself the challenge to blog every day in 2012. With the right mindset and workable words, I suppose it would be possible to do what Charlie suggested. But Lord it would make the challenge exponentially more difficult.
There. The paragraph above is pretty much integrated and really is all together about all three of today’s words. And if I were a smarmy sort who cared mostly about this particular challenge, I suppose I could simply publish that one paragraph. And say there, there. Now I have done as you asked. But. One of my (sometimes it seems way too many) rules for this little exercise is that posts should be three hundred to five hundred words, with only very rare exceptions. And making an exception just to bring a sense of oneness for it’s own sake, while ignoring another requirement would seem very much like cheating in my universe. (I sometimes think that each and every one of us on this merrily spinning blue green ball is actually occupying his own unique universe. I would be willing to defend this idea with a friendly philosophy major, but would probably deny ever having said it to a hard scientist.)
I am trying very hard today to get back into the blogging and social networking mindset I had, at times in such proliferation prior to my August vacation. Tomorrow it will be September and time to do the annual fall back to the grindstone. I hope to have my Empire Avenue guidebook updated and ready for re-release in October. I also plan to reinstate the #definethis word game next week. Both of these projects should do much to bring my Empire Avenue dividends and share price back up. (Realizing here that even Empire Avenue and social media experts really do need to take a break now and then. From the oneness of the blogosphere universe and #SocialMedia mindset.) So here is wishing you a productive and prosperous autumn. Even if it doesn’t actually start for a few more weeks.
And finally today my thanks to reader Nurse Techy who suggested today’s words.