Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Back in 2008 I set myself a little blog challenge.
It was to post 366 times in the year. It was a leap year so thus why 366.
I also did not set myself to post daily as I knew there was going to be times when I would not be near the computer for a few days, so made it that it had to be 366 posts.

Several people have wondered how I managed it.
Well 2008 turned out to be a very busy year for me, and here is why
  1. We had just moved to Hamilton
  2. We found a new house
  3. We brought a caravan and set up our holiday site
  4. We got engaged in the March
  5. We moved into our new house in the April
  6. I started my first job in Hamilton
  7. I had a wedding to plan in 6 months
  8. Ben turned 5 in the September
  9. So started school
  10. We got married in the September
  11. We went on Honeymoon
Along with just general comments about life, friends and family, and wishing people Happy Birthday, then suddenly there were months when I was posting more than my quota for the month, but that at least made up for the months when I got a little behind.

Did I know the year was going to be so busy when I set the challenge?
No, I knew most of these things were going to happen, but not that life would get that busy for 2008

Was it easy?
Yes it actually was.

Why and how?
Because I only worked 2 days a week so getting to the computer at different times of the day was easy. The boys were little and life was a little simpler.

Could I manage it now?
Probably not at the moment because I only get to the computer in the evenings, sometimes with only enough time to check emails. I am now working 4 days a week so when I come up with ideas for things to post I usually have to write them down to remember them for later, but later on I loose focus on what I wanted to say and therefore do not blog about the subject!

I enjoyed doing the challenge. It was fun and I had a great time blogging about just about everything.
It didn't bother me that hardly anyone was reading my blog, I mean I only have 4 followers so not exactly widely popular with the world, but as many of you have mentioned before, this is my sort of journal of our life now and it is awesome fun to sometimes look back on what we were doing at the time, because if I didn't have this blog, I probably wouldn't have had a record of half the things we have done in the last several years.

Would I do it again? Yes


Laurie said...

You must have more than 4 readers the numbers on your counter show that
hugs Mum x

kimara said...

Inspiring! I am totally going to try to blog more! I wish my computer was a bit faster uploading pictures but I am going to try. Not 366 but more than last year!