Though we did the whole Year in Review business a few weeks ago, around the actual New Year, this is the day I choose to mark as the anniversary of this here blog – the third Monday of January. A good time to look back on that first post, a year ago, where I declared my intention to waste a few hours less.
I said I wanted to start posting regularly, and I’ve done posts! 52 weeks of at least one post a week – usually on Monday – and a few with two, mainly before my workload increased. Fairly regularly, in other words. So am I a blogger yet? I don’t feel like it. The fact that this post is late says lots, I should think.
I started strong, with two weeks’ buffer in the bank before even launching, but the buffer did not last very long. There’s been some good stuff, quite a few duds, and several panicked evening where I had no earthly idea what I’d say.
That last thing is something I don’t really want anymore, so I think I’ll stop stressing about a midnight update from now on, as this post should show. When better to make changes than an anniversary?
Next, I lamented my lack of a specific topic, and that’s pretty much borne out I think. I’ve written about various and sundry, but I don’t think anyone can accuse me of having an overarching theme.
Have I avoided wasting my hours? Yes and no. I think I have wasted fewer, but surely a man must be allowed to waste some. There certainly seems to be fewer hours in the day these days, but I am assuming that’s all in my head for now.
I am still not a blogger, I think, not at heart. But I may be on my way. Ask me again in a year.