Quality Is Overrated

James Proclaims (4)


Happy Cyber Monday!

Words to warm even the coldest of hearts as November draws to a close. Not some dystopian vision of a future in which robots control our every movement, but a cheerless reminder of our mercantile present.

Still it’s hard to be in a bad mood today. Indeed I am of a celebratory disposition.

It’s been a triumphant few days for Great Britain. On Saturday night a British boxer became heavyweight champion of the world. On Sunday, Great Britain won tennis’ Davis Cup for the first time since 1936, and today I added to that glory by completing the NaBloPoMo challenge of writing a blog post every day throughout the month of November.

Actually it’s probably a little disingenuous to compare my achievement to the other two.

After all, who really cares about boxing anymore? And who even watches the Davis Cup? I can only speak for myself but when it comes to tennis, if it’s not Wimbledon then it doesn’t really matter.

Whereas writing thirty irrelevant posts in thirty days? I’m not sure we’ll ever see the like of that again.

Not on this blog anyway.

It’s been far too much effort. I know I managed something like 46 consecutive posts between May and July but back then this blog was all shiny and new. Now the novelty has worn off a bit.

Don’t get me wrong. I do still enjoy being a part of the world wide blogosphere, and I hope it continues for many more years, but I have neither the inspiration nor the inclination to write something new every single day.

On the other hand, the shame of the almost-three weeks that I wrote nothing at all in October still haunts me.

But I’m sure I can find a happy compromise.

After all it’s in the interests of all humanity for ‘James Proclaims’ to be a success. Imagine what the world would like be without this blog.

Ok it would be largely the same as it is now but with one less pointless blog in it.

Nonetheless, irrelevant though my little corner of the internet is, I will endeavour to keep on proclaiming on a semi-regular basis for the foreseeable future.

But I might have tomorrow off.

  12 comments for “Quality Is Overrated

  1. November 30, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    All hail the champion, the man who soared to victory in completing the NaBloPoMo challenge to write a blog every day for the month of November. Surely there is some major trophy to display for the world to know of this major achievement. If not, there should be.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      I agree, I absolutely deserve a trophy!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. November 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    It’s outrageous that tennis players and boxers earn millions and are splashed all over the media, while you labour away blogging tirelessly for the whole month with scant recognition. I guess there’s always the new year’s honours list, perhaps they’ll right this injustice. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • December 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      I expect they will. It seems inevitable really. Imagine the national outrage if they don’t…

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Well done!! And how dare you call this blog “irrelevant”! As if we need more boxing and less humor! Harrrumph!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 2, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks for both putting me in my place and lofting me onto a pedestal in one comment…

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 3, 2015 at 2:51 am

        Well deserved on both counts. Have a great weekend coming up soon!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. December 1, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I admire your endurance, James. I have fallen by the wayside with my own blog, but I do feel I can regroup once I have rewritten my schedule and spent some time on gaining more followers which would be no end of a help in being a more reliable poster.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      It does help knowing that lovely people like yourself regularly turn up to read what I write.


  5. weebluebirdie
    December 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Well done for seeing it through. You should at least get a sticker. Do you have some spares that you give to the kids??? 😉 Oh, and I think I must getting close to 3 weeks without posting. Three days of consecutive micro fiction really drained me….. Does commenting on other people’s blogs count as mini posts??

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      I think it counts. And I will give myself a sticker!


  6. December 1, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Well done James I fell by the wayside long ago didn’t manage to get on the list you’ve done really well. Give yourself a medal.

    Liked by 1 person

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