Well, I can’t quite belive it, but I am getting close to my one year blog-iversary! May 13, 2010 I posted my first entry, creatively entitled, “Spring!” (or was it “May!”). Incidentally, it will be interesting to compare garden notes with those May entries–the local garden expert was on the radio today confirming that we are 3 weeks behind average because of cold temps this spring.
At any rate, stats-wise, I’m pretty happy with how this blogging year has gone. But a month or so back, I realized that I was creeping up to 100 posts. And I thought, “Wouldn’t it be good to have done 100 posts in a year?” Somehow, this would average out to blogging once every 3-4 days, which seems admirable, and might mitigate my long absences lately! Now, with just a couple of weeks to go, my total posts (which I’m cheating a little, because I think that number includes drafts that I never posted, but there aren’t many of those) sit at 86.
I taught my last class of the semester this morning, and for the next 2 weeks, I’ll be marking, gardening, and getting ready for an upcoming trip. If I’m going to attempt the 100 post mark by my anniversary, then this is as good a time as any. So that means I’m setting myself a wee spring blogging goal: 14 posts (13 after this one!) in 15 days!
Now that’s asking a lot from someone who’s barely been posting once a week. But I’m up for the challenge! As it happens, there’s lots going on to blog about. We’ve got a cold frame up over our new raised beds, seedlings ready to be transplanted, chicks about to be integrated with the older flock outside, a new flower bed just created, a herb bed in need of creating, morning glory threatening to take over our back 40 once again. And, perhaps most fruitful, I’m reading Sharon Astyk’s thought-provoking book, Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front. So stay tuned for more posts on wrestling with living in the present while preparing for an uncertain future (is there any other kind?).
And thanks to my friend Stacey, over at YarnSalad, for tagging me with the “Versatile Blogger Award” meme–you’ve given me something to get me started with tomorrow!