I’ve been thinking about ways I could keep my blog running. I want to focus on more lifestyle-y posts, posts that sort of centralise on things that I’ve been up to (uhm as if there are ~so many~ interesting things going on in my life lol). I was thinking about weekly posts that aren’t too structured and time-consuming, so I thought of ways I could actually do this, without putting too much pressure and expectations.
I started thinking about what I could do with lists, but I definitely did not want to do the Happy List again. I thought about finally giving the Sunday Currently a try but I ended up deciding against it… So I thought about listing things that made me excited or grateful throughout the week. Then I was like, wait maybe I can list three things that made me excited and three things that made me feel grateful! I ended up with the decision to think of three different emotions that I strongly felt throughout the week, and list three events / instances that made me feel that way.
After a quick Google search, I learned that the whole “list of threes” that I was thinking about is actually a writing principle that has a collection of three words, sentences, paragraphs, stanzas, etc. This technique apparently allows readers to remember information easier, “because having three entities combines both brevity and rhythm with having the smallest amount of information to create a pattern.” Wow I am in awe because we used to annotate all these literary works in high school and because of the fact that the rule of three is also important in psychology and I am a psychology major!
How the List of Three Works:
- Take note of at least three emotions that you’ve experienced throughout the week.
- Under each emotion, list three events / instances that made you feel that way.
- That’s basically it! You are definitely free to tweak your post but essentially, there should be a list of three different emotions. 🙂
I’m so excited and I hope I actually stick to this!
PS. If you’re thinking about doing the List of Three, leave a comment so we can read each other’s entries 🙂
I Googled blogs that have already published posts similar to this. I didn’t find any. Those that I found just talked about what the Rule of Three was, like this one, but if you’re reading this and you know anyone who has done something like this, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due. 🙂