Back in 2002 I was trying to do something that had never been done before (at least on my blog). I felt like an athlete trying to break a world record, soaring for the stars. Okay, that may be pushing it a little. Basically, I wanted to post once a day for an entire month, but I missed it by a hair in September 2002, where I missed a single day.
I don’t know why I had that goal, because if I didn’t have much to say on a particular day I would have to post pure drivel. It could have been because I was bored or had a lot of extra time on my hands (or both). Whatever the reason, it was a goal I set and have yet failed to complete.
Now, I have a secret weapon which I haven’t used all that effectively. I have oodles of draft entries that need a bit of polish (some more than others) to be ready for prime time. I have so many draft entries that if I didn’t write another new blog entry, I could post an entry a day for two and a half months straight.
The problem is that many of the draft entries read like an essay question on a high school exam. For instance, here are two of my draft entries.
1. Inlaws – what is the etymology of that term? Discuss.
2. When did people start using last names? Adam, Eve, Aristotle, Socrates, William Shakespeare, Leonardo DaVinci. Don’t forget the smiths from blacksmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths.
As you can see, in order to turn one of those into a blog entry I would have to spend some time researching and actually writing some content, so they’re not really drafts, but ideas for blog entries.
I still don’t know if I’m going to go for the complete month because I’m rather busy nowadays, but it would still be nice to one day be able to look back with fondness on a monthly archive that had every day filled.
Heh, I’ve been making a point of posting every single day for a few months now. I think I’ve mostly been successful – even on vacation I was handwriting entries to be typed in later!