I don’t generally post on Fridays.
I could, of course. I have, too, back at the stage of writing a post every day.
But I mostly post in the evenings. It’s down time; when I read blogs, look on Facebook.
It makes it easy to post something, stick a link to it on Facebook, and off it goes.
I don’t post on Fridays. Because I’m into enjoying the delights of retirement right now, learning to have more fun (even if I’m starting a bit late) – and Friday night is about time off. Even if I’m only thinking about a glass of wine with the evening meal, and maybe some late night TV.
If you read a few blogs, you start to see that there are patterns to posting. Not everyone does them, of course, but quite a few do.
It’s partly to do with when people have time – and their attention span. That’s partly why I usually put up my Lit Kid post of the week on a Monday.
You’ve had the weekend, you’re a bit fresher maybe. OR you’ve had the weekend that feels the same as the weekdays, and you’d like some time off now, please. (Parents tend to be in the latter camp.)
Anyway, I tend to presume that you don’t want to read my attempts at literary criticism on a Friday night. You have your own fun to attend to – even if it’s just choosing not to set the alarm clock for the next morning.
So I post the last piece for the week on a Thursday night, and run off on a Friday, scattering peanuts in my wake (or whatever my idea of decadent living might be on a given weekend).
They are good for a quick look on a Friday, when you want something to lift your head and get you through the supermarket shop, or the sports class you’re waiting to finish so the weekend can begin.
So I found myself thinking what I might offer in this department.
Not to go back to the daily blogging (having too much fun with the maybe-novel, want to keep some time for that). But still: something cheerful; something that allows you a moment’s pause at the end of a long week; an agreement inside.
Fairly unsurprisingly, I hold that a lot of wisdom is found in children’s books. So I’m setting myself the task of finding some good encouraging (or just downright silly) quotations from children’s books, and doling them out like pocket money, only a day in advance.
If you like them, let me know. If I’m being too frivolous, and you would rather more serious critical discussion, also let me know.
(I’m equally partial to two Lit Kid posts a week, but, you know, I do like children’s books. But I appreciate you might not want to hear about them all the time.)
Wishing you all un bon weekend, and starting you off with one of my favourites:
“The world is so full of a number of things
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”
Robert Louis Stevenson