I know this is a bit self-indulgent, but six months of almost daily blogging is something worth marking. With the exception of those few days in April, I’ve posted every day this year, a better history than the previous five years (yes, I’ve been blogging, rather badly, for five years). In fact, there are more entries for this year already (178) than any previous year, something which makes me quite proud.
There have been times when it’s been tough to keep up this schedule, and I sometimes feel that I’ve prioritised this crazy promise to myself over a lot of other stuff. I don’t know if there will be any sort of tangible reward for achieving my goal, other than the feeling of accomplishment from doing what I set out to do, but that’s not all bad. The emotional satisfaction of posting daily is enough.
The main aim behind my attempt at daily blogging was to talk about all the comics and films and books and anything else that I hadn’t written about in the previous months, and I’ve been rather successful: I’m nearly up to date on films I’ve seen in the cinema, I’m up to April with my weekly comic purchases, I’ve talked about nearly all my trade paperback purchases, I’m up to date on books I’ve bought and trades from the library, and I’ve got one or two television shows to discuss. This makes me happy, and I hope to be completely topical very soon. Although I don’t know what I’ll write about after that …
This, then, is my ‘appraisal’ post, as I congratulate myself for doing so well so far – I hope this doesn’t come off too smug – and look to the future with the good groundwork I’ve laid. On to the future and more completely pointless blogging about my pop culture consumption. (And sorting out the formatting of my posts, now that I’ve switched to the updated post editor on Blogger …)