A Dammit! List (courtesy of the spectacular Havi Brooks at The Fluent Self) is a list of conditions for your life that you are/are not willing to accept. For example:
- I will eat breakfast everyday, dammit!
- I will insist on getting enough sleep, dammit!
- I will be a Cafeteria Catholic (choosing the parts of my religion that I resonate with and leaving the rest. Hmm, I smell another blog post), dammit!
See how much fun this is?
Recently I’ve decided that I’m ready to re-commit to my blogging. In order to do this, I had to add some blogging conditions to my Dammit! list. Here they are:
- I will take all the blogging advice out there under consideration, but I will make my own rules about it, dammit!
- I will write blog posts in 30 minutes or less or more, because what may take other people hours takes less time for me and that doesn’t mean I’m not serious or dedicated, dammit!
- I will stick to a blogging schedule because I need the structure, but if all I have to blog about that day is my favorite color and it’s not helpful to anyone but me, I will post anyway, dammit!
These are in response to the fears that no one will read my blog because it’s not useful enough, that I don’t take it seriously because I don’t spend hours on every post. It also acknowledges that I need structure to be self-disciplined about this. When it comes down to it, life and everything in it (I think) is about learning and growing and helping others with learning and growing. Sometimes the best way we do that is to open our journey for others, as imperfect and full of failures as it may be.
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Would you like to start your own dammit! list in the comments? Please do. Or don’t, according to you dammits! about commenting on blogs.