Well, folks, this is six months here at the old bloggery. I’m not really sure what to say about it. ‘Thanks!‘, for one, for all of you who’ve read, and commented, and sent me cool emails — you guys are the best, and I couldn’t do this without you.
(Well, okay, so technically, I could — people have been writing private little diaries and things for years. And come to think of it, I didn’t get any hits or comments or messages for the first few weeks, either, and I still kept going.
So, I suppose it’s better to say that I could do this without you… but I don’t want to. It gets awfully chilly around here without you guys milling around. You’ve got to keep stopping by, at least so I can siphon off your body heat.
Um, you know, in the most innocent, non-sexual way possible. Of course. I’ll keep the actual leg-humping to a bare minimum, and I’ll barely use any ‘love lotion’ at all. It’ll all be very tasteful. No, really. Hey… where are you going? Damn.)
Anyway, I already took a tongue-in-cheek look back at a few highlights yesterday, so I thought that today I’d give you a bit of insight about me and my writing, rather than the blog itself. Let’s see if we can milk anything useful out of this, all right? Here goes.
So, in the six months I’ve had this site, I’ve blogged:
That’s not so bad, I guess. It shows a certain level of obsession and commitment to the craft. I blog at work, on lunch breaks, in my spare time, and when I should be sleeping. This is all well and good.
But you know, I think I can do better.
And so, I’m setting a few goals for myself. I’m taking a moment to step back, here at the half-year mark, and throw some milestones out there to meet before my first full year is up.
Therefore, before my one-year annivesary on June 17th, 2004, I’m going to do the following. I’m going to blog:
Well, that’s all I can think of. Given the ‘where I’ve been‘ and the ‘where I want to go‘ lists, I’d say I’m blogging at about 40% efficiency right now.
So how about you? How many of these things have you done? Or would you want to do? Or are there other goals you’ve set for yourself? Or am I just a frigging douchebag for thinking of such things at all?
(Yeah, look, just don’t answer that last one, all right? We all know the answer already; there’s no need to rub it in my damned face.)
Anyway, thanks again for being here. If I remember, and the authorities haven’t locked me away by then, I’ll post an update on my goals in June, and we’ll see how I’ve done.
Hey, you can play along, too — set some goals. Think of them as (slightly) early ‘New Year’s Blogolutions‘, and we’ll hook up in June — or next December, if you’d rather — to take a status check. C’mon, it’ll be fun.
Just one thing, though — everybody’s got to have the ‘Blog naked‘ item on their lists, even if you’ve done it before. If I’m gonna risk burning my damned winkie with my laptop, I’m not gonna be the only one.
(And besides, just thinking of all you folks — well, half you folks, anyway — out there ‘blogging in the buff’ helps to warm me up, even when there aren’t so many of you around. Like when I’m wrapping up a post at three in the damned morning, for instance.
Speaking of which, it’s pretty chilly around here right now. C’mon over, and we’ll get warm. Now where did I put that tube of ‘love lotion’, anyway?)Permalink | 12 Comments