I Should Buy Myself a Cake.

2 Jul

It appears I’ve neglected to acknowledge something here.

I have passed the halfway point, folks.  I’m over the edge.   I’m over 50% finished with the postaday2011 challenge.

Marathon Cheverny, 200 metroren faltan

Apparently, I'm likening this man running a marathon to me writing my blog. I am the man - lonely, tired, and pressing toward the finish. And apparently with only a few scattered, somewhat-paying-attention attendees. Photo by "Eneko Astigarraga". Click to check out his Flickr Photostream.

Typically, I’d celebrate such an occasion  by looking back over the last 180-something posts and picking out my favorite ones.  But unfortunately, I flipped through my 2nd quarter accomplishments only to find that I have written nothing I can be more excited about than the favorite posts I already acknowledge in my one-third celebration.

Personally, that realization saddens me.  What if my best posts were written back in the day when I had seven subscribers? 

Yes, I used to only have seven subscribers.  You know who you are.

I could reflect on things I’ve improved on in all this time that I’ve made sweet, sweet love to my blog, but that’s pretty boring for you.  Who really cares if I schedule out my Lollipop Tuesdays beforehand now or if I feel a lot more comfortable detaching myself from my writing journal and just posting whatever is on my mind?  Who really wants to know if I have a graphic artist working on a super awesome header image for me or if I’m going to cover a Lollipop Tuesday event this month that involves a media pass and crossing several state borders?

No one, that’s who.

So instead of rolling out a big celebratory post where I chronicle my achievements, set out my future plans, and thank everyone for their part in this monstrosity, I suppose I’ll simply acknowledge the passing of the first half and march onward toward the next.  

After all – I’m 180-something posts in and I still can’t manage to consistently post before 12:00pm on Saturdays.  

Maybe I’ll manage that by the 3/4 celebration. 

Today’s RAK: A little research for a stressed friend.



10 Responses to “I Should Buy Myself a Cake.”

  1. athensboy July 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    congratulations! seriously… not an easy milestone to achieve. you SHOULD buy yourself a cake, and eat it during your next posting session. since it’s hot out, perhaps an “ice cream cake”. Yum!


    • Jackie July 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

      Thanks, Athens 🙂 I shall certainly celebrate at the end of the year – perhaps a classy new year’s party is in order and I can put together a coffee table book of all my ramblings. I’m so scared to celebrate anything before that for fear I miss one of these days in the second half. Heaven forbid! 🙂


  2. misswhiplash July 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Happy Anniversary… I still only have 7 subscribers!

    If you think that your earlier posts are still relevant just change the publish date and then it will get published again ( I think) I have done that for one on July 12, so I will let you know if it works

    You’re doing well gal..keep at it!


  3. lsawyer713 July 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Congrats on your 180th day anniversary! I don’t think I even have seven subscribers AND you should recognize being featured on Freshly Pressed! You Should get a cake and get those candies to put on them and spell out your anniversary. You might need two packages to write Happy 180th day postaday anniversary!


  4. Lynn Harris July 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    congratulations! that is quite a feat. you SHOULD buy yourself a cake… and eat it slowly, maybe sharing with Dave. since it’s hot out–maybe an ice cream cake! I look forward to the next half-year.


    • Jackie July 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

      Mmmm ice cream cake. Singlehandedly responsible for at least 5 pure fat pounds on my body.


  5. Writers' Resort LLC July 3, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Actually, you already did win! Congratulations on the WordPress showcase of 10 prolific participants. Fun to meet you.



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