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.

6 comments:

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.
http://lancecjohnson.blogspot.com/

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.