Happy Leap Year Day (what’s left of it!)
And moving swiftly on…
Here’s a quick screenshot of part of my dashboard:
I don’t like showing my dashboard very often, but felt it absolutely necessary for this post. And, for this post, I apologise. And ask for your help and support.
As you can see, the screenshot shows I have posted 1,601 times now, and mixed in with those posts are 21,367 comments (and a big hello and thank you goes out to all who have called by over the past few decades to comment! It’s only been since 2010, truth be told, but sometimes a day feels like a decade, so there you go.)
I’ve actually posted more times than 1,601, but on my other two blogs, so their count doesn’t count within this count.
I’ve set myself a goal. A specific goal to reach 2000 posts on Beyond the Sphere (or whatever name this blog goes by if it changes along the way!) by midnight on December 31st 2016. That’s only 399 to go – no wait! 398 including this post. A quick reckoning of the number of days left in the year tells me that there are 306, so I need to include an extra 93 posts along the way to fit them all in. Posting every day with an extra 9.3 posts every month from March onwards.
It’s a bit like when magazines increase their cover price and promise to fit more in within their pages for your money – only this blog is free.
Expect more waffle!
Expect more drivel!
Wait! I’m not selling it very well.
Expect more quality blogging, the type of which you have never seen before, and the type that is only available on this blog! The type that makes you stop and think. Usually “Why?” or “What was all that about?”… but there you go, you still think.
I mentioned earlier asking for your help and support – and this is where you come in. As you probably know, every now and again I slam headlong into the solid wall that is known as Blogger’s Block. I get despondent. I want to curl up and never return to the computer ever again. But I have to push through it. During those times, I may mention it once or twice within my posts, could I ask that you provide me with a little push? A little blogger’s energy to spur me on? Maybe even a post idea or two? I know it’s cheeky to ask, but sometimes a little cheek can go a long way in a challenge. I’ll smile nicely and say please – but that goes without saying. And obviously, I will be eternally grateful.
It’s only 398 posts. I’ve posted 1,601 already. Have I mentioned that?
So. Please join with me – stand beside me – cheer me on – pick me up when I fall at the kerbside – pass me bottles of water along the way – throw me orange segments when I appear to be drying up – massage my aching muscles when I get cramp – no, no massage, thank you anyway. Too time consuming.
I’m pushing myself to achieve this. I started this blog as an experiment to see if I can do it, and I think, after 5 years, I can say that I can. It’s now time to up the ante. Get writing properly. Give myself a deadline and meet it.
It’s time to move up to the next level. See what I did there? That’s my theme for March. This post doesn’t count though, as it’s still February at the moment. Well, it counts toward the big count, so everything counts in the end.
Onwards and upwards… and the countdown has begun!