David A.M. Wilensky

Editor and reporter of religion, sci-fi, the Jews, etc.

Day 0: This blog has been wiped clean

For reasons beyond ken, I’ve been allowing 10 years of blog posts (going back to when I was 17, so… scary stuff) to sit around here for just anyone to see. I have wiped it all clean this morning, resetting all of them to draft so that only I can see them. It’s not all bad; perhaps someday, I’ll go through that back catalog and figure out what’s worth saving.

Why have I done this? Because, starting tomorrow, I’m going to write every day of 2018. As a working journalist, I don’t actually do a ton of writing; my duties are largely in editing and running our website. Despite having been a writer my entire adult life, I have never managed that kind of output.

Most days I almost write something several times. This will be an exercise in seizing at least one of those a day, hopefully setting aside the intense anxiety that often stops me from beginning.

Here are my rules:

  • At least 500 words per day
  • If I write something at work, that counts
  • Post everything here (or at least a link to it)

OK, 2018. I’m, uhhhhhhhhh… ready. See you tomorrow.


  1. Great news. If you’ll write it, I’ll read it. Look forward to it, and happy new year.

  2. Sounds like a great project. Looking forward to it. What’s the best way to get alerts for each new post?

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