we meet again, my blog

Hello again, world.  It’s been a very long time since I last wrote here – what a terrible blogger I’ve been!  I’ve got some excuses – namely a very busy work schedule and way too many really interesting books to distract me.  However, I’m back and I hope some of my old readers are with me.  And perhaps some new.

I was thinking recently about some things I wanted to blog about.  I was also thinking how I really admire those people who commit to doing something artistic or creative on a regular schedule.  I have a couple of friends who have done the photo-a-day for a year thing, one of whom (Jonathan Wilson – he’s quite talented) is now in the midst of his 6th year of doing so.  Of course there’s the Julie and Julia movie based on the blogger who cooked her way through Julia Child’s cookbook.  I briefly followed a blog called A Dress A Day by a woman who is literally making a dress every single day, then photographing it, then blogging about it.  Here I am, sitting here wasting time on the internet and doing crossword puzzles when I could have hundreds of new dresses in my closet if I just applied myself!

Since my closet isn’t really big enough to accommodate that many dresses, I thought maybe I should undertake something slightly different if I were going to attempt a year-long creative challenge.  And then I thought about how I hadn’t written in my blog for so long, and I put two and two together… could I write a blog post every day for a year?  Why not give it a try?  I figured the worst that could happen would be that I wouldn’t be able to do it, and it’ll be like that time I said I wasn’t going to buy anymore new books until I read the ones I already had (that lasted about two weeks, I think).

So, I say, here goes.  Let’s see if, starting now, I can write a blog post every day for a year.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be long.  It can be about anything I find that interesting that day, whether it’s a librarian thing, an incredibly nerdy science thing, a cooking thing, a knitting thing, an Ophelia thing, or whatever.  Or maybe just a funny joke or a picture I happen to like that day.  I’m sure not every person will find all the posts interesting, but hopefully many people will like at least some of them. 🙂

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