Not because I failed a second year at NaNOWriMo, not because I think I could be of any competition to Matt…and not because I am caught up with homework, but because I need some form of a deadline and/or goal I think I can attain: I am going to post every day between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. These posts will hopefully be free of…”Dear Diary, what I did today was…” As of the past six months, this blog has become too personal and and I hate that. So I am going to fill it for thirty-six days (hopefully) with things about pumpkin pie, and fresh cut trees, and fun new beverages made with either eggnog or apple cider. It’s okay if nobody either reads them or responds to any, I just need to start writing like a writer and less like a student with a blog. I also need to watch less shows on hulu.com, but as of late, I am obsessed with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her mini dresses.
So much so that I went out and searched 12 different vintage stores until I could find something comparable to wear to a party I am going to this week. I will skip the brunette flip hairdo. Though its tough to resist.
Oh, and, for whatever reason, I the stats on here have skyrocketed over the past month. I’m sure it’s a fluke, but I am going to see what I can do about selling out and getting those annoying google ads. Apologies in advance, and even if it only turns out to be five bucks a day…it’s five bucks a day. That’s equivalent to Max’s lunch money as well as my coffee addiction paid for.
If anything, I feel like my blog isn’t personal enough. I always like to read those little “slice of life” entries of yours. Interesting stuff just doesn’t happen to me enough to warrant blog entries.
There was one day last week when “In 10 Words” hit 100 visits. I have no idea where the hell they came from. The Stats page told my that 11 of those came from my 100th “Beaming For Bunnies” entry, but even there I have no idea how people got to THAT one.
Galileo-I dunno, I tend to try to search for little things in everything that happens…and always have my camera ready to fire away at odd things. Sadly, I have about 50 unpublished blogs of those little things that I never bothered to post cause I never finished them. It’s a sickness 😉
The stats skyrocketed because you have an amazing blog. That’s all. 🙂
If it will make you money, I’ll click extra every day. 🙂
I understand what you mean about the personal things, but I hope we don’t completely lose you to objectivity. That’s the difficult thing about getting to know people online (which feels so nerdy to even say). You may want to share something with a core group of people, but not someone who randomly arrives. Fortunately for me, only a core group read my crap blog. Other than the people doing a search for Fonzie who end up there for a split second…but they quickly leave.
I’d like to blame the spike in hits on my accomplished skills, however, I seem to have been boosted to the front page for google searches on random things. Really really random things…do a GIS of urine…I’m there.
Do you think maybe it’s LisaJane’s doing? I’ve come very close to asking you to delete my comments from those threads just so they’ll stop showing up in my comment updates…