Wave

Image: notebook drawing. I have, for some reason, called it ‘Wave’. So, one month of daily blogging has taken place. I rarely achieve the targets I set, so am going to allow myself a brief moment of being pleased. There have been days when I’ve sat for quite a while trying to think of something,…

wave

Image: notebook drawing. I have, for some reason, called it ‘Wave’.

So, one month of daily blogging has taken place. I rarely achieve the targets I set, so am going to allow myself a brief moment of being pleased. There have been days when I’ve sat for quite a while trying to think of something, and some of it has been (let’s be honest) complete rubbish, but if you’re OK with that then I am too.

Of course, I blog because I want people to see my cartoons and (let’s be honest (again)) I want to be noticed. But a significant part of the motivation is that it helps me. A kind of therapy, more pleasant/achievable than the commonly recommended remedies – pills, or talking to someone. Forcing myself to create something opens the gates somehow, and stops me just consuming the internet without creating. Which is another way of saying that just sitting reading Twitter often makes me miserable.

Hopefully I can do another month, but I wouldn’t bet more than you can afford to lose. That said there are some quite interesting things lined up for February, so let’s hope for the best.

Update: the high resolution version of this cartoon is now available to licence holders here.

11 Comments

  1. It has been really good to see a daily blog – I do turn to it as soon as I spot a new entry. Better to read of a truthful struggle than an untruthful success.

  2. I have enjoyed the daily blog too, especially without a calendar by my desk. And I identify with the wave thing, I have had a funny week, a bit like that between visits to coffee shops, as supposedly resting and recuperating.

  3. On the daily blogging for a month, I salute you! And I find it intriguing enough to continue reading it adn looking for it each day. So yes, keep up the good work!

  4. DON’T GIVE UP!? if that is what you are thinking… we thrive on your wit down here 🙂 bashing one’s head against brick walls seems so much more fun when you are around to assist!

  5. Dave,

    I like this cartoon a lot and really appreciate your comment about pushing through to create something rather than solely consuming – a good life principle and definitely on that resonates with me re internet use.

    Thanks and congratulations on a month’s blogging.

    Lauren.

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