January 25, 2011
surely I earned a 24 day vacation, right?
My many (read: one) adoring fans (read: fan) have (read: has) been requesting a come back.
Here I am.
I never intended to abandon the blog for so long, but it was awfully easy to do.
Before I document the many exciting things we have been up to in January so far (read: potty training and nothing else), I would like to do a little bit of a pro/con list on the idea of daily blogging.
- It is a discipline. I actually really surprised myself that I really was able to do it. When I started, I didn’t believe for a second that it would actually last an entire year. The more I did it though, the more it seemed I would be forfeiting to quit.
- It documented a lot of mundane and a few not mundane things that happened in my life last year, that would otherwise be undocumented. You may see this as a con, but I’m kind of glad to have the documentation there if I ever were to want it.
- Blogging daily lowers the expectation for quality. This is an extra special insight into my personality. I do believe that if you read my blog knowing that I will be blogging every day, you don’t necessarily expect amazing wit, literary genius or even proofreading. If I blogged less frequently, in theory there would be more time for a more focused effort. Focused effort is not necessarily my thing most of the time.
- You have to do it every day.
- Well, that first point isn’t necessarily true. There were several times that I scheduled posts for days I would be out of town or for times when I had family visiting here (that’s right for all of you who feel the need to mention the still-secret blog on facebook — my family still doesn’t know…shhh!). Anyway, having to do a bunch of posts at once wasn’t fun.
Overall, I would definitely say that I recommend doing it.
I will also say that I plan to be back more than once every 25 days in 2011.
But not every day.
Also, because more than one of you have asked…