onsdag, januar 02, 2008

Resolutions made to be broken

Things I have committed myself to doing this year, making them my resolutions. Keeping in mind how many of last year's resolutions I didn't in the end do (in fact, did I do any of them? I know I did parts of some, but in any case, I'm not sure I want to see what I had planned), the following are only advisory notes to myself, things I might want to attempt, but am not necessarily planning to finish. They seem to be largely blogging related, with a bit of academia thrown in.

1) Blog365. Yes, I am signed up to post everyday in 2008, and seeing as it's only the 2nd of January, and I almost forgot to post, well, it's gonna be a long year. And as I'm not planning on organizing my eventual labor around my blog schedule, I'm almost positive I won't make it. However, it was good motivation to post everyday in November, and I'm curious to see how long the effect will last.

2) 39x365. Yes, write 39 words each for 365 people I've met in my life. This is because it looks like it could lead to some interesting exploration of my (not-so) sordid past, because Erin is doing it, and anything she does is cool, and because it will surely help with the whole blogging everyday thing. Strictly according to the rules, I should be posting about one person a day, but I plan to take breaks. So, of course I will not finish this in 2008, but would hope to get a good start.

3) Write an academic article each month (not applicable for the months of May through until August, where I'll have more important things to do, like checking my daughter's breathing). I have loads of ideas but no deadlines. So, now, deadlines. Just like that. Hey, that was pretty easy. I don't suppose the actual writing will be this easy, no? Didn't think so.

And I suppose I should quit while the list is short, if not exactly easily managable. Please let me know if there is anything I should add.

5 kommentarer:

Devil Mood sagde ...

Well, we can't accuse you of not being ambitious!!
I don't want to put you down, but they all seem really difficult to complete. lol
The 39x365 sounds insane! Do I know 365 people well enough to be able to write 39 words about them? I suspect most of the posts would be about their physical appearance ;)
But it's really interesting. I did something similar once and it was extremely cathartic.

I'll look forward to 365 posts from you (or so..)

erin sagde ...

Aww, me cool? :)

You've sucked me into blog365, now.

madelyn sagde ...

daughter's breathing?

madelyn is such a lovely
name ~ don't you think?



kimananda sagde ...

Ms. Mood, actually these don't seem to be so difficult to me, well, except the third one. Especially posting everyday. I found it really almost liberating to do this in November, sort of like long-term freewriting, not all of it ends up particularly good, but a lot more gems come out than would have otherwise. As for the 365 people, I find I'm focusing on very small details of people, not physical actually, and just the idea of making a list (which I plan to do at the weekend) is exciting...not just what to write, but can I do it in such a definite word limit?

Erin, yes, you cool. And yay that you're doing blog 365! :-)

Madelyn, you do have a lovely name, and I will take it under advisement. I must warn you though, that we seem to have found two names (first and middle) that appear to have attached themselves to my beautiful unborn already, so your name may not be up for the fight. ;-) And hugs to you! :-)

Devil Mood sagde ...

I understand. Blogging everyday is liberating as well as a commitment, paradox :)
And yes it is exciting to write about all those people - it's a bit like fiction. I could do that ;)