For the past two years, my friends Lance and Scott have issued a challenge: Blog once a day for the entire month of October. These two rascals have managed to do it both times, with each declaring himself the winner at the end of the term (although I believe Lance refers to himself as a two-time champion because he declared it first).
Anyway, there are a whole bunch of rules, but I don't feel like re-posting them. I'm going to approach this like Lance approached Ramadan: half-assed. I very much doubt that I'll be able to churn out a blog per day; my last one was almost two months ago.
I usually only blog after I've been turning something over in my head for a while, and thus my writings tend to pour out of me in a torrent. My blogs go long; sometimes I write them over the course of two days.
I also usually edit and revise them a couple times. It's not that I'm a perfectionist; I just believe that if I put my name to something, I want to make sure it's something I can feel good about. Not enough of my teenage students seem to feel that way, which is a topic I'm sure will be coming up frequently this month.
As such, this will be a challenge for me to keep things byte-sized (pun intended), or I'll never have time to finish them all. I'm pretty sure I have plenty of material. Every day it feels like there's a half dozen things that irk me rattling around in my brain. I shouldn't have to resort to writing what I had to eat that day, hopefully.
Again, I very well may not make through the weekend and may have to bend some rules. I may give up on it all together quickly. In the immortal words of Bart Simpson, I can't promise I'll try, but I can promise that I'll try to try.
And yes, I'm counting this one.