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.