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THE END.

I made it, internet! Today is the Last Day of my challenge to write a blog post every day for a year. Can you even believe it?

(I know you probably don’t particularly care, but pretend for a moment, will you?)

Wow. Lots of feelings. Relief, joy, a little sadness. Some intense regret that I missed one day.

Do I feel like I did a good job? I suppose. In some ways I feel like I’m pulling into the finish line leaking gas, with only three surviving tires and a broken windshield. A lot of the blogs I wrote were just awful. Probably most of them, in fact. And there were definitely times where I could have tried harder to write a quality post, but I just kind of didn’t.

However, in other ways, I feel like I succeeded brilliantly.

The goals of this year, to quote my past self, were:

To “dig myself out of the hole I am currently creating” by “wallow[ing] long enough in my own apathetic unproductiveness”. Past me was apparently both melodramatic and wordsy.

To “have something to my name when I tell people I’m a writer and they roll their eyes at me”.

To “defy that little voice in my head screaming at me saying that I will fail”.

To become more committed.

Yes. Absolutely. I achieved all of those things and more.This was undeniably the best year of my life to date. I got my shit together, moved out of my parent’s house, paid exorbitant car bills (twice), and have more or less successfully navigated being a real person (or as much of one as I can possibly be at this moment. And oh yeah, this blog got me my job. My amazing, real person, full time with benefits, how-did-I-get-this-lucky job.

Considering I thought I’d only make it two weeks, I’d say that’s pretty good.

So now what? Well, as I mentioned yesterday, I’m taking a break. A little over a week. I’ll be back on January the 6th, which is a Monday, if you particularly care. I think I’ll start out with three posts a week and adjust from there. Maybe throw a few treats in the mix. You know how I do.

Thanks for reading, internet. It’s been a (weird) year.

xenadog

Almost there.

Getting down to the wire, internet. I will have officially made it through my year long blog challenge as of tomorrow.

Minus one post. The punishment for which, finishing the rest of my NaNoWriMo challenge, starts effective January 1st.

Tomorrow I’ll do one last celebration post to wrap things up and then I AM DONE. Or at least done writing every single day. I think I’ll take a full week off and then start posting two, maybe three posts a week, actual, real-person, high-quality posts.

What do I think of this whole experiment?

Gosh, I don’t know.

I guess you’ll have to tune in tomorrow to find out.

😉

Favorite Posts revisited.

Hey internet. I am curled up in front of a Christmas fire with a Chrismassy cup of tea and I am fat on crab legs and riesling. So no offense, but I don’t particularly want to talk to you right now. 

There are exactly seven days left until I am finished with my one-year of daily blogging adventure. 

Let’s revisit some fan favorites, hmm?

I got caught watching porn in a library.   403
Women’s Strength Training Anatomy – a review.   187
The true story of the worst kiss of my life.   180
The WORSER worst date I’ve ever been on.   147
4 drinking games my roommate and I made up in college.   146
Here goes nothing.   146
Grad school in memes.   144
Marc Summers TWEETED AT ME.   122
The true story of the first night I ever went out drinking, part 1   121
Please Put Clothes On – A Yoga PSA.

Anddd it looks like Watching Porn In A Library wins by a landslide, you dirty, dirty pervs. 

Love you. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us community, and interpret it any way you please!”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece.

I checked in to this week’s photo challenge on WordPress, and I really like the theme of Masterpiece. I couldn’t decide which photo to share, so here’s three:

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