Wednesday, October 31, 2007

i did it

thirty-one posts in thirty-one days.

It was hard. It might have been slightly easier without the numbers thing, but maybe not.

The good:
I always knew what day it was. Whenever anyone asked "what's the date today" I jumped in obnoxiously fast.

I got in the habit of writing everyday, instead of the binge writing that I tend to do around deadlines.

The bad:
There were some real clunkers -- the post for the 29th was the worst. I thought the post for the 18th was sort of cheating also, but it was surprising popular.

The unexpected:
I spent a ton of time thinking about the posts. Most changed from my original ideas. Six Pack morphed from how I drink six diet Pepsi's every day to talking about my godchildren.

One of my friends pointed out that the entries got more elaborate and reflective. It was very hard to write about some things. Nineteen, twenty-six and twenty-eight and thirty were particularly hard. There were several things in those posts that I did not write.

Looking back at those years I realized that I really have not changed much in the last thirty years, which made me sad. My friend wrote that he kept "hoping for an episode of positive action, where something or someone you seem to wish for develops or appears or walks through the door. It's frustrating when that doesn't happen."

For me too, me too.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Congratulations for posting 31 posts in 31 days!! That would be hard for me to do. I might manage a line or two but that would be it!

Rachel said...

Congratulations for posting 31 posts in 31 days!! That would be hard for me to do. I might manage a line or two but that would be it!

Rachel said...

Pete and repeat......

Teresa said...

Good for you! Do you remember that movie Six Pack that starred Kenny Rogers and Anthony Michael Hall? I thought AMH was such a hottie in the 80s. I saw him on a VH1 special the other day and he is old and bald. Ick.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Way to go Nora! That would have been hard for me to do. But you made it!
Ralph

bad influence girl said...

Woo hoo! You did it.

I wouldn't be sad about not changing much. To me that says you've always known who you are and that you've stayed true to yourself.

King Tiger said...

Nora,
31 days ago we had not had lunch.

Jerry said...

Nora,
Congratulations! I just did three posts in three days, losing the last one (with a CTRL-C) just as I was about to save it. Arrgh.

You can rest now!

Cliff said...

Well I must say this has been enjoyable. I just read the last three aloud to Marilyn who is in the other room.
I told her that this blog of yours is what blogging is supposed to be like. We have so enjoyed this journey with you. You are the best of the best!