A lot of my followers are participating in the Nano Poblano challenge, where they make at least one post on their blogs every day during the month of November… with the point of the exercise being to ensure that my Reader is always stays too full to catch up on. I kid, of course, because I’m mean that way. But I’m sure some have wondered why I myself haven’t gotten in on the fun… after all, I already post about 5 times a week. What’s another couple blog entries gonna hurt?
I guess it’s mainly because I don’t want to feel like I’m making a blog post just to achieve some certain goal. I don’t want to force content just to say I posted something. Everything I post on this blog has a purpose… something that I was inspired to do, and which I think my readers will actually enjoy reading. Quality is my middle name!
What’s truly odd about my unwillingness to take up a Post A Day blog challenge is that I have a reputation on my other online community (that message board for the game show I taunt you with every Friday, where content is practically meaningless) for being someone who answers the bell daily without fail. In fact, I’ve made at least one post over there every single day since June 20th….
Of the Year 2000, that is…
For those without a calculator or enough fingers and toes, that’s 5,254 consecutive days through this past Friday I’ve showed up and said something….. anything…. on the wide array of internet hangouts we’ve occupied since 1999. I’d like to see the Peppers top that for commitment to posting daily!
The reason I actually brought this up today is because sometime Friday evening, something in the code supporting our message board (which we affectionately call The Bored) went kablooey, and many of us are having issues logging in. I’m one of those who’s stuck on the outside looking in. To make a long story short, I was unable to post on the Bored at all yesterday…
One of our
more anal posters, who is not trapped out in the cold like I am, has already reveled in getting to be the one to report the big news that was over 14 years in the making.
“On Saturday, November 8, 2014, lb (Note: that’s me!) did not succeed in placing a post on the Bored. The Streak is over!”
Of course, all I can do is look at the message and scream mean and nasty things that will not show up until our head administrator is able to fix the problem sometime later in the week. And for the information of this person we all know and love on the Bored, this is actually the third time during the life of “The Streak” that I was unsuccessful in getting a post on the Bored. On December 15, 2008, our Bored was out of commission the entire day, and on July 6, 2001… while still on the public ABC board, my token post I made that morning never made it past the temporary heavy-handed moderation we were under at the time.
So take that, Bob!
For those of you on my Bored who do read my blog… yes, I’m doing fine… at least at the moment. I’ll rejoin you all when Dave gets things fixed…