A month like this,
where I set off hoping to average an essay a day, comes with
some interesting realizations.
One that has been
on my mind recently is how experimental and strange my efforts
around this web site can be. I’ll head off writing about setting
up a garden on one day, and some random thoughts will creep
in. Often, especially during a run where I’m focusing on hitting
quantity, that sets off additional essays about watering cans,
the spread of cucumbers, if you appreciate squash blossoms,
and the brave chipmunks that invade my garden and make a mess
out of the tomatoes.
In the end, none
of the essays are perfect. I know that. And when reaching for
streaks of productivity, good chunks could likely be shredded
and then reassembled in a way that turns eleven random thoughts
and interesting efforts into two solid essays.
And that’s the point.
Here at In My Backpack the idea has always been to
be creative, try new things, hopefully be productive, and offer
a place where you can stop in and have some fun. I admit, the
productivity part hasn’t always been steady. But I’d like to
think we’re doing ok on the creative, new and fun portions.
Yesterday, we hit
day eight and posted the ninth essay of the month. Two more
today. We’ll be back in a couple of days. Enjoy!
breaking points of cleaning”
a mouse pad”