A few weeks ago, I got an email at work that said that the entire company was to shut down for a week over the Thanksgiving holiday. That time has finally come, and today was the first day of that vacation. I don’t go back to work until December 1st, and I’ve got nothing pressing to do during the day until then. Those facts make me smile.

I get the sense that I will find plenty to keep me busy. I’ve got tons of website reworking and redesigning to do for seven different websites. (Maybe I’ll let you see them as I make progress if you’re interested.) I’ve also got a lot of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time to play. I mean, hey, that game isn’t going to play itself, people! But as I was thinking about it, I realized that I should also offer some benefit to you, my reader, since I had such a windfall.

I looked over at the calendar showing the number of times I’ve blogged this month, and I’ve decided that I don’t like how sparse it is over there. So I’m now promising you that I will blog every day from now until December 1st, since I know I’ve got the time.

I may not talk about what I did that day (in fact, I usually try to avoid writing a “what I did today” blog) but I’m sure I’ll cover many interesting subjects. Well… many subjects. If it goes well, I may try to imitate the blogging consistency of my friend Jeff and blog every day in December. Or… better yet… maybe we should have a competition amongst the circle of blogging friends on this server and a few other places (you know who you are) to see who can blog the most in December, and then pool together to buy that blogger a prize for Christmas (which means that logically the competition would have to end before Christmas, but you get the idea). We would have to define what a “blog” is, precisely, so we would know what to count, but after that it’s just a numbers game.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Winter blogathon?

6 thoughts on “Vacation

  1. Sorry man, blogging’s not a race. Count me out

    (i.e., I’m home all day every day and could whip all of you — at the cost of failing every freelance job I have)

  2. Meh, I don’t know if it would be all that great to FORCE a blog. I do it pretty frequently, but I’m usually following a train of thought I had that day, reviewing funnay weird stuff, etc.

    It sounds like fun, but I have bad images of people writing seven blogs in a day, or something.

  3. Maybe just compete with your wife, that way we don’t have to do any extra work and still get the benefit of a lot more blog entries from you two. And you’ll probably be exchanging gifts with your wife for Christmas anyway.

  4. Fine! Be that way. 🙂

    Actually, I’m kinda glad you’re not up for it because I don’t want to force blogging either. My theory is that if you blog when you’ve got nothing to say, your blog starts to suck.

    Still, I can usually find something to talk about when I’ve got free time. I’ve skipped blogging on dozens of occasions because I didn’t have time, even though I had plenty to talk about.

  5. I would enter your little blog contest but, there’s just one little problem. I’m lazy. And tired. Oh, and I just kind of don’t care. Sorry, honey.


  6. I liked the idea but yeah, I’d have to say it would corrupt the true artistic nature of the blog. Granted, Jeff’s streak is rather impressive but if he were pushed to multiple posts a day it’d be kind of hairy.
    If you want a good laugh, roll over here and click on the links for the Will Farrell movie and the one about the other “funny” clips. They’re good stuff and I think everyone should see them.

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