Today, it’s exactly one year since I published my first blog post. Since then I have written a little over 200 posts. If they average on about 800 words, that means I have produced 160 000 words on this blog. That’s a novel, basically. I tried to google “how many pages is 160 000 words”, and it came up with “it depends” (which I knew) and “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is 168,923 words” (which I didn’t know).
The thing, though, is that a blog year is comparable to a novel year the way a dog year is comparable to a human year. It takes many dog years to make up one human year. Likewise, 160 000 words worth of blog posts isn’t a novel. But still. I think this means (to me, anyway) that I have proved I can stick with something I write for that long. I can write a novel if – no, WHEN – I set my mind to it. When I have the time (heard it before?). When I am ready. And I will.
In the meantime I feel the need to take a stroll down memory lane. You’re invited to join me if you like.
Since I started this blog I have...
-moved three times , one of them across an ocean . And then once in my workplace.
-tried , and failed, twice to write the same novel within a month.
-pondered over tough life decisions.
-complained about laundry...
-...and of course my thesis.
-told you about what I read, where I live , what I listen to, why I don’t do Twitter and how I mastered the art of time travelling.
-repeatedly advertized for http://www.onemilliongiraffes.com/, and whether my linking helped or not, the project was completed just a few days ago. It is possible to collect 1,000,000 handmade giraffes in 440 days, (only 239 of which were made by me). In general, the “giraffability” part of this blog has not been as large as I could have wanted, but at least the giraffes still beat the squirrels and the fraggles …
-taught you some lessons in Norwegian and about being Norwegian.
-taught you a lesson in alternative probability.
And if you’ve always wondered why all my blog titles awkwardly start with the word “on”, there is even an explanation to that.
It’s been a very good year.
Have a great weekend!