Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog-a-Day Month

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.


Lance Christian Johnson said...

I've also declared myself the winner of this year's Blog-a-Day

Nolan said...

I hope you recognized the not-so-subtle dig at you in this post. It was delicious.

Sarah said...

Three things:

I am curious as to the rules of this ultimate battle-of-will.

Of course Johnson would declare his victory twice.

Johnson attempted to participate in Ramadan? More details please.

Nolan said...

Go to Johnson's blog, and all your questions can be answered.

Sarah said...

Thank you!

Conor said...

Mr. Nolan. It is highschool. If I can half-ass everything and still get passing grades I'm going to. Just because I slap my name on it doesn't mean that I am proud of it. It probably means that I did it the morning of. Then i HAD to put my name on it so that i would get credit for it. We can't all be English nerds like you Mr. Nolan.