One month down. I am busy doing a hundred posts in a hundred days, and I have discovered something quite interesting, in an “Oops!” kind of way. I am not alone. Writing a hundred posts in a hundred days is about as interesting and challenging as being left handed. And about as worthy of applause.
Since I started doing this, I’ve been looking at a lot more blogs. Not many people have the courage to undertake a hundred posts in a hundred days. Because they are all a little busy doing 365 posts in a year. Oh, well. The other part of my challenge is far more impressive. 60 000 views in a hundred days. Now that really is something to write home about. Almost no-one does that.
Especially not me. I seem to have settled on getting precisely half of that. But that’s OK. The numbers are just a game to play, an arbitrary measure like the high score on a computer game. Well, last month I got my high score. It was a pleasingly round number, too. 10 000. Which is a mere 10 000 less than I was aiming for, but no matter. If I’m going to fail, it pleases me greatly to fail in round numbers.
I’ve been enjoying myself more, too, since I stopped writing about politics and started writing about things that I find more fun. If you are 25 and reading this blog for the first time, bear in mind that I am forty, and I am allowed to have fun doing things that will make you fall asleep. I found an owl in my garden the other day, and it filled me with more adrenalin than bungee jumping with a severe hangover did twenty years ago.
I also wrote about a tree. Yeehah! I’m extreme like that! I can practically hear everyone under the age of 30 stampeding for the exit. I also did religion, Bieber, giant tortoises and a recipe. I just looked over that list and good God do I sound like an exciting person. You need a seatbelt and a tranquiliser to read this blog. Recipes! Tortoises! Trees! It’s all happening, right here! And you guys have a front row seat.
Anyhow. Onward and upward. I have no idea what I’ll do this week, but I’m sure something will come up. I hope to see you there. And thank you to those who have been following; looking back over those topics, it couldn’t have been easy. I’m not really sure with this whole democracy thing, but I am nothing if not bloody minded, so here you go. Cheers!