Today marks my 365th post in 365 days. I have managed to write a post every single day for an entire year.
That I accomplished this by writing a lot of syllable-based poetry should not detract from the fact that it is, none-the-less, a stellar achievement. I deserve all the plaudits I’m inevitably going to get in the comments section below. You literally cannot praise me enough.
Besides, it wasn’t all bad haikus. Just under 10% of the posts were about Star Wars, the majority of which came during May 2020 when I decided to extend the somewhat flakey concept of ‘Star Wars Day’ (May the 4th Be With You) to incorporate the entire 31 days.
Also I wrote quite a lot about 90s indie music in April, when I did the A-Z challenge on that very theme.
And, like many bloggers, I wrote about the pandemic a lot.
Indeed, I think it is probably thanks to the ongoing global health crisis and resulting lockdowns that I initially found myself with sufficient time and material to start blogging daily, after what had, prior to that, been an extended period in the blogging wilderness.
Blogging daily has also, I think, served as a kind of therapy to deal with the madness of the world in these unprecedented unprecedented unprecedented unprecedented times. Although I do feel that the word unprecedented is being overused. There has been quite an unprecedented use of the word unprecedented of late.
But, even though the pandemic is not over, quite a lot of people are behaving as though it is over, and if the initial school closures in March 2020 did result in a slight lightening of my workload for a brief period of time, none of the subsequent closures have brought that residual benefit and my workload has been at the same level of ‘unmanageable’ as it ever was since September. Indeed it is quite possibly now at ‘untenable’.
So I think a break from the blog would do me good.
I’d like to think I’ll be back soon.
But before I head off into my brief self-imposed blog-exile (bloxile?) I should probably share what I have learned over the past 365 days.
One thing I learned is that disingenuous clickbait post titles are more effective at boosting blogging stats.
I’m sure no-one would begrudge me this one last hurrah.