Welcome to 2008! Last year I did the experiment of doing a blog post every day for the month of January. In addition to being a little bit of a pain in the ass some days, it ultimately was a lot of fun, motivated me to start writing regularly, and taught me that my head would not explode if someone else read something of mine that was not perfect, which means that it accomplished most of the things it was meant to. I've since learned that there is a NaBloPoMo that takes place in November (probably to offer an alternative to people who aren't into participating in NaNoWriMo), but where's the fun in doing it when everyone else does? Ok, it probably is still fun, but I like having my maverick January event, especially since it can now legitimately carry the appellation of Powellhurst's Second Annual Blogstravaganza.
I guess by now you have realized that I am going to try it again. I may even try not to cheat this time! I'm still making up the rules, but perhaps I'll try to find some special assignments (poetry? writing exercises? let someone else pick my topic?) for myself just to mix it up a little and create more of a challenge for myself. It's just a fun way to start the new year and now that I have a new assistant to help with proofreading, I think it's going to be even better, so stay tuned!
[adorable photo of Lily reading the phone book to go here, once I've downloaded it from my camera]
p.s. If you would like to join me in my experiment, let me know and I will happily read along!