My 2/3 Celebration: A Postadayer Reflection

1 Sep

Hey – I’ve made it 2/3 of the way.

I’ve trudged and trekked and schlepped through the murky recesses of my brain to bring you a new post every single day of this year.

…so far.

Early on I spent a lot of time freaking out about how I’d think of something to write about every day of the year.  I don’t mean to insult you, but do you realize that’s 365 posts?! 365!

That’s a lot of posts.

And though my faith in the stupidity of people (and thus, fuel for my posts) is absolutely unwavering, I was pretty concerned about running out of fresh material.  But as it turns out, things tend to reveal themselves throughout the day.  And awkward scenarios, terrible experiences, and rage-inducing conversations are oh-so-much-more bearable when I know that if all else fails at least I have something to post about that night.

That being said, let’s review some pros and cons of being a post-a-dayer.

Pros

  • An excuse to try new things
  • A way to manage stress
  • Improved command of the English language
  • When I’m ‘in the zone’ and write what I believe to be a good post, it’s an absolutely fantastic feeling.
  • My readers are incredibly funny and delightful
  • It’s a great feeling to know that someone likes something you write enough to share or recommend it to others.

Cons

  • Less sleep.  Really.  I’m a walking zombie sometimes.
  • Sometimes I really just don’t feel like posting.
  • …you know, I really thought there would be more cons.

I have this growing fear that I’m going to just start sucking really bad.  Like, really bad.  What can I possible have to say that I haven’t already said in the first 243 posts?

You know, when I first started out it was thanks to a friend of mine who took a photo every day of the year.   Seeing her dedicate herself to doing something every single day inspired me to do the same.  And when I was just beginning the journey, I asked her how I could possibly make it through the year doing something new every day.  I said the year seemed so long and so unsurmountable.

She told me I couldn’t possibly think like that and it was all about one day at a time.

When I remember that, I do all right. Because hey – I’ve gotta write tomorrow whether it’s entertaining or not.  So why sit here and fret? At least I can say I’ve done something every single day for a year without fail or excuse.

…So far.

Onward!

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18 Responses to “My 2/3 Celebration: A Postadayer Reflection”

  1. misswhiplash September 1, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    It’s a good idea to repost a post that you did months and months ago. There are new people following you everyday..they will not have read the earlier ones and even those that have read them will enjoy reading again

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

      I’m so scared that this is ‘cheating’. Like it won’t count because I already did it this year. Perhaps I shall take a break after I complete the whole year though and post a few of my favorites while I’m relaxing my brain 😉

  2. sinavratil September 1, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    I’m sorry Jackie, but it’s only your 2/3 celebration. Next month you can post your 3/4 celebration.

    • Jackie September 1, 2011 at 10:02 am #

      That’s what I meant. thank you for saving me from myself. Edits are lovely things 🙂

  3. Lori September 1, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    Congratulations! I’m so proud of you.

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

      Thanks Lori 😀

  4. pegoleg September 1, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Congrats on the milestone! I don’t know how you do it. Sometimes the ideas flow, and sometimes, like this week, I got bupkes.

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

      Oh yeah. A lot of the challenge was just accepting the fact that sometimes I’m going to write crap and there’s nothing I can do to help it. haha

      Honestly, your blog keeps me inspired. Your writing is very entertaining and you manage to squeeze humor out of everyday events. Keep writing!

  5. phrogmom September 1, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    congratulations on making it this far!!

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      phew! thanks 🙂 chuga chuga!

  6. lunarmoth September 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    I always feel overwhelmed if I think in terms of “every day for a year,” or even “every day for a month.” The only way that works is one day at a time.
    I admire and appreciate your dedication to this task!

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      One day at a time indeed. All I try to think about is what I’ll post tomorrow. Except for Lollipop Tuesdays. Those are tough to pull off the night before 😉

  7. Renee Mason September 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    You go girl! I don’t know how you pull this off daily, and keep them so fresh and entertaining as well. Good job!!

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      I would argue against the “fresh and entertaining” in quite a few cases, but I certainly do try. haha thanks for being such a loyal reader!

  8. Sara September 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    How inspiring! I love this post. 🙂

    Okay, question: I know this is a day-at-a-time thing, BUT… what are you planning on doing at the end of the year? Specifically with this blog? The thing I personally love about writing is it gives you a perfect snapshot into time, documented forever. So are you planning on saving these posts so that you can read them when you’re older? That would certainly be fun. 😀

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

      Well, honestly, I have no idea. I don’t know what I’ll do when this year is over. It’s starting to give me quite a great deal of anxiety. But I am certainly considering getting these all printed in a book for myself – no sense in having a daily journal without making it transient somehow.

  9. Square One Notes September 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    I admire your dedication and ability to be perpetually funny! Blogger envy!

    • Jackie September 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

      haha thanks, Square. I really appreciate you reading!

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