This is the first week of “school summer.” The majority of the schools are out, and aside from a few panicked calls from parents and principals, things slowly transition into their summer pace. In many ways the next two weeks are the best part of the summer. I was remarking to someone that I always feel the turn immediately after the fourth of July; suddenly summer is not that new, and the coming year is on the radar…already presaged by Back-to-School sales!
As I started to sort out my office, I found some notes for blogposts that never were written, many of which are far past their relevance. Hesitantly, I logged into the blog itself to see its very neglected condition. Despite my yearly promise to post at least twice a month, I see that I’ve only written four times through nearly half a year. Though I know my readership is not large, I can’t see how anyone can follow a blog with posts that are rarer than sightings of Bigfoot.
Looking back on last year, I saw that I was most productive last December when I created the artificial “24 Days of Blogging” challenge (obviously I can’t be disciplined, but I can trick myself). Though I don’t want to match the craziness of that marathon, I thought I’d try again during the summer.
So beginning this week, I will write at least 30 blog posts (not counting this one) prior to the end of “school summer” on September 1. That’s about one every three days. I don’t know what I’ll be writing about (if you want to send suggestions, I would love you), but I will try to comment on a wide range of education, technology, life, and cultural topics (I’ve noticed in my writing that I’ve become much less of a tech blogger and more a life blogger…sounds like the beginning of a post).
Anyway, grab your surf board and here we go! As always, I welcome your comments
Image: ‘End of summer / Fin del verano‘ http://www.flickr.com/photos/8991878@N08/3353864563