It’s funny, for all that this blog is just a simple little project, the whole idea of One A Day is important to me. Since my slightly late start, I’ve managed to make a post every single day before midnight, and despite having plenty of work to do tonight – and on a number of other occasions – I was determined to make time to do this.
I’m not entirely sure why it should matter so much – perhaps it’s because I’ve essentially taken on the mantle of unofficial group leader. Since Andy’s departure, I’ve felt a sense of responsibility towards the collective. It actually disappoints me when I write something I feel is meaningless or have to rush my entry for whatever reason. Sure, it’s not every day we can manage to churn out several hundred words – not unless you’re Pete Davison, anyway – but I always try to top 200 where possible.
I am finding I’m leaving my entries a little too late recently, to the point where I often click on ‘Add New Post’ with little idea of what I’m going to talk about. After 100-odd days, it’s not always easy to come up with a different subject on a daily basis, so I need to go back to the plan I had when I first started, which was to write down ideas during the day as they come to me on a big piece of paper, and hopefully they’ll snowball from there. That saw me through my first couple of weeks after just a couple of brainstorming sessions, so I think a similar approach might just freshen things up for me.
E3 next month presents a problem, as I’ll be quite busy while I’m over there, and will need to keep track of the time difference to make sure I fulfil my quota during my time abroad. Making sure I’ve got near-constant access to wi-fi is going to be top priority when I land, methinks…