Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hear ye, hear ye! Order in the Blog!

Since I can't seem to tame the chaos reigning in other areas of my life, I thought I might try to do so in my blog. I guess I'm sorta like people who suffer from eating disorders, which I definitely do not: When things are Hodgepodge, helter-skelter, piled-up-to-the-ceiling, and overwhelming, well then, I'll just find some little corner of the universe I can control.

Besides introducing seven categories underneath which I'll post (sparing needlessly wasted brain cells caused by thinking about what labels to add to each entry), just maybe it'll give blog friends and addicts easier hunting grounds. The categorizing system also helps me feel virtuous and competent. Now, there's a good bonus!

If that didn't make sense, here's the Reader's Digest version -- I'll have a different category to write about for each day of the week. The seven days will have their own headings:
  • Mondays - Tout Le Monde (everything & everyone else in the world not already covered in another category we might want to chat about)
  • Tuesdays - Gumbo (a catch-all day of the week where anything's possible)
  • Wednesdays - Writing Wednesdays (all about the craft, frustration, joy, and process of writing)
  • Thursdays - The Floor is Open (the day of the week anyone can throw out a thought [not that you can't do that on any day!], question, quandary, pondering, or whatever in the comment area for us all to enjoy)
  • Fridays - Family Life and Stuff (ummm, self-explanatory)
  • Saturdays - Spotlight On ______ (I'll feature blogs, websites, people and things I like and why I like 'em)
  • Sundays - Weekly Forecast (what's on the coming week's plate)

So, lemme know what ya think about my Gumbo Writer's new system. The good, the bad and the ugly.

And since it's Writing Wednesday, here are a few quotes to consider:

"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." ~ Isaac Asimov

"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately no-one knows what they are." ~ E. M. Forster

"Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry." ~ Stephen King

Got a favorite?

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Terri Tiffany said...

You are so organized! I don't think my brain could plan it out that well:)) I look forward to reading and seeing each day's topic.
I had a little trouble reading the colored words but maybe cause I'm OLD!!lol (And not awake yet!)

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Tiff, I must be old too. Went in and saw the nasty color and changed the font first thing this morning. Thanks for the good words.

Janna Qualman said...

Love it! Seems like a great blogging schedule.

PS. How did I miss this blog? I looked for one that was just you (as opposed to your groups you blog with), but had no luck. Following you from here on out!

Angie Ledbetter said...

*clap clap* Thanks much, Janna for liking my new blog. It's still a baby.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I can't hardly read iittt (whine whine she whines whines whines) stupid eyes in my stupid brain won't hardly accept hte blue against teh greeeeeennnnn whiinnnnneeeeeeeeeeeee

laughing - anyway -

signed, your willy nilly unorganzied chaotic boop oop a doop awooooooooooooooooooo wolf-sister-friend,


The Paper Whisperer said...

So you went and got in touch with your inner organizer, ay? Good for you!! Here's one of my fave writing quotes:

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
~Ray Bradbury~

P.S. If you "ain't got nuttin'" to write about, jus git drunk!!! ;0)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Kathryn, I'm sending you some cheap granny readers. LOL

PW, I love that Ray Bradbury quote also. (Send me some of your writing after you take his advice!)

Melissa Marsh said...

Great topics! I'm looking forward to reading them all.

My favorite writing quote (and I don't know who said it) is, "The great thing about writing is you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, brain surgery."

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thank you, MM, and love your quote.

Kathryn Magendie said...

today I can read it better ! huhn....yesterday it was difficult for my eyes to adjust, today it's clearer....wheeee!my brain!wheeee

marilyn said...

Great blog, angie, loved the pix and stories with your mom--a pretty lady indeed--also enjoyed the pix of the 'unknown sister'--pretty ladies all, m

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, m!

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