A Blog Post That Is Today’s Blog Post Unless You Are Reading It On A Different Day

James Proclaims (4)

It’s Sunday afternoon as I write this. Little Proclaims is having a nap, Mrs Proclaims is working on her PhD and I am steadfastly ignoring a report I am supposed to be writing for work. To be fair the report is mostly done, and to be even fairer, no-one is ever actually going to read it (though I will undoubtedly get a pat on the back and confirmation of a ‘job well done’ from the people who fail to read it) but I had promised myself I would finish it this weekend and that seems increasingly unlikely.

The report writing hasn’t been helped by my desktop computer’s decision to become irritatingly slow. I’m by no means an IT expert, but I’m currently trying to apply a fix to improve its speed. However, said fix takes an interminable amount of time in itself so the desktop is currently out of action.

I do also have a laptop, which is what I am using to write this post and my laptop is both newer and faster than my desktop. But my desktop is on a desk and my laptop is currently perched on my lap. It may well be a failing on my part but I’m not very good at doing work on a laptop when it’s on my lap. It all feels too casual. And to use the laptop at my desk would necessitate moving the desktop. Which seems like a lot of effort for a report that I can probably just finish off at work tomorrow.

So instead I thought I’d try and ensure I have a post all written for tomorrow, given that I have been struggling for the past few days to find either motivation or inspiration for blogging. The post I am writing is this one.

I did briefly entertain the notion of writing a short story. I used to do that quite a lot on this blog but I haven’t since 2018. I think I probably will start doing that again soon. They generally seemed to be among my more popular posts when I did write them more regularly and as my only motivation for blogging is the meaningless pursuit of empty statistics, it would seem like a good way of achieving that goal.

I expect the rest of this week will be poetry though. At least one of the poems will be a haiku. Haikus are easily the most efficient way to boost the empty stats.


  17 comments for “A Blog Post That Is Today’s Blog Post Unless You Are Reading It On A Different Day

  1. March 8, 2021 at 5:34 am

    Lol, it’s hard keeping up with blogging sometimes, I have to admit, and I have a pretty chill schedule of once a week. I don’t know how some bloggers can put up a new post every other day. Wishing you all the best with your schedule as well!

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    • March 8, 2021 at 6:24 am

      The trick to posting daily is to remove all quality control

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      • March 8, 2021 at 12:06 pm

        I just thought you were rubbish at it!


      • March 8, 2021 at 12:43 pm

        Au contraire – I’m really good at not being very good.

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  2. March 8, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Yes you are right keep posting keep going

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    • March 8, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      It’s all I can do really


  3. March 8, 2021 at 9:49 am

    I use a desktop PC pretty much all the time. I have a laptop, but I can never get comfortable with it.

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    • March 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      My laptop is an expensive toy really.

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      • March 8, 2021 at 12:54 pm

        I have to admit that mine is much the same. It seemed a good idea when I bought it, but these days I find myself either using the desktop PC or my phone.

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  4. March 8, 2021 at 10:12 am

    This post reminded me of Samson Agonistes. Classic handwringing through difficult times with the prospect of a severe haircut marking the apotheosis.
    I sense a sequel and possibly a prequel.

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    • March 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      It’s quite likely


  5. March 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    You call them stats, big tech calls them data and uses them to sell things and get rich while you see nary a penny. You’re welcome.

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    • March 8, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      If they can get rich off my paltry stats then good luck to them.

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  6. March 8, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Keep slogging and tapping away. I can’t stand to write if I’m not sat at the keyboard, bathed in the monitors welcoming glow. I tried laptop, and nope. Smart phone gets my big finger as well, but not the thumbs up. Spell check makes a nonsense of my massages – messy edges- MSGs anyways.
    Wobbly laptops are such a pain
    Who needs knee and eye strain?
    And my I-phone I raise with apprehension
    That’ s no small key to my bone of contention

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    • March 8, 2021 at 8:33 pm

      I once tried blogging on my phone. It was not my best work.


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