This is my 200th blog post. That is really quite remarkable to me. To celebrate, I found time between finishing my homework, attending an online class, and watching the Phillies win (woot!) to read the 199 previous posts.
The first thing I noticed is that I started this blog on 6/12/11 – a mere 368 days ago (or 369 days by the time I publish this). It’s a shame that the anniversary was just a few days ago and I had no idea. But I put a reminder in iCal, so it will never pass unnoticed again. It’s also crazy that I reached 200 posts in just over a year considering how infrequently I posted in the second half of last year.
Another thing I found amusing is my bio. I don’t think I’d read the About page since I wrote it a year ago and I love that I warned of my fondness for swearing but have mostly tried not to swear. I know I was just trying to cover my ass, and it was a valid thing to do since in the offline world I really do cuss like it’s my job, but that doesn’t make it any less funny.
Then there’s the fun of noticing typos and mistakes. That hurts. I’m not gonna go back and fix them, but they do bum me out. The worst part is that I read each post several times before I hit Publish, but I guess that’s why they say you should get someone else to review your writing.
It’s almost 1 AM, so I won’t do justice to the time I spent reading my old posts with this post. Oh well.
I noticed some recurring themes, such as my sleep/waking up issues and my utter hatred for Tampa and my house. I didn’t count or anything, but I bet I wrote more negative than positive posts. Especially this year since I have to write every day. It would be interesting to go through and quantify that somehow to see if I’m right.
Another thing that struck me was the change in my feelings about school (and I suppose librarianship as well). On 7/20/11 I wrote with all confidence that “…I am pursuing the right field….I will enjoy the fulfillment of helping people.” And since March I’ve written a lot about motivation issues, apathy, and a desire to drop out of school (“drop everything/start it all over” indeed). Quite a change in less than a year, eh? I started this blog because of library school, and now library school is messing with my head.
Alright, I really need to go to bed. Maybe I’d feel better about things if I actually got a good night’s sleep.
My plan was not to be a downer with this post; it was supposed to be a celebration of a pretty awesome accomplishment. I guess my brain had other ideas. I really am proud of myself for hitting 200 posts and I do enjoy blogging. I mean, if I didn’t I wouldn’t post every day, regardless of my New Year’s Resolution. After all, New Year’s Resolutions are made to be broken, right?