Monday, December 28, 2009

Blogging in the New Year

I really want to blog more often but I can't find the motivation or creativity to write anything interesting. I want to use the blog as motivation to live a better life, ultimately spending fewer wasted days sitting around doing nothing and enjoy more productive days out and about learning and improving my life. That might be the worst sentence of all time but you know what I mean.

The idea that I've come up with is turning this into more of a consistent and photo-heavy experience. Every night, I will create a "Today in the Life" entry with four or five pictures from that day and no more than one short paragraph. If I do this every day, it'll motivate me to have something cool or new to put up every single day. And, once I get in the routine of posting daily, I'll want to write more about the cool things I'm doing.

Well, that's the latest idea in my constant struggle with blogging. I wonder what kind of odds I could get against my successfully blogging for 365 consecutive days. 100-1? I would get some sort of leniency on long travel days, since I have trips to Israel and South Africa already planned, but that's just semantics. Here's to a successful New Year of blogging.


MHG said...

I'll hop on board, but seeing how I haven't posted in a month either, I'd like to amend the picture posts to once a week.

52 straight weeks. Winners receive framed pictures for Xmas 2010 from opponent if they make it the distance. Each week a picture isn't posted, transfer $5 to the opponent's FTP account (as incentive to get back on the horse if either of us gets lazy).

Schaefer said...

You're on. What's your blog? I can't link to anything through your name.

I'm still going to try to post daily but we can make the wording "at least once a week".

A week is defined as midnight Sunday until midnight Sunday, and the first week begins at midnight on Sunday, January 3rd.

Each week a picture isn't posted, transfer $5 to the opponent's FTP account.

Let me know your blog address and consider it booked.

MHG said...

Damn, I thought you were bluffing! Game on. My blog is the first link on your blog's sidebar still,