Today is exactly one month since I started my blog. I’m not sure what I expected when I plunged into this without a plan. Probably I might have expected just what I got: an adventure, and a new twist in my road, especially the last two days getting on to The Huffington Post.
Although this month has been absorbing and addictive, a blogger’s life isn’t glamour and excitement. Plus I had no idea how much this new “hobby” would alter my schedule and lifestyle; and how much it would require updating my education: new skills, new language, new technology. (Does anyone “Twitter”?)
The challenges began even before I started–when I needed to choose a name for my blog. I would think up a name, check online to see if that domain name was available, and then register it–just for protection in case someone else happened to come up with the exact same name in the next few hours. Then I’d think of a different name, and repeat the process. That’s just one example of what it involved for me to become a blogger.
And I think this milestone is the perfect time to look back at my first month–by the numbers.
Number of domain names I now own: 54
Average number of cups of coffee per day: 5
Number of empty coffee mugs on my desk right now: 6
Average hours per day spent writing a blog: 2
Average hours per day spent learning how to blog: 14
Longest stretch of hours spent at computer without getting up (aside from bathroom breaks): 13
Number of days I woke up and planned to work out: 31
Number of days I actually worked out: 2
Number of meals I’ve cooked this month: 3
Number of meals my son Daniel has cooked: 7, plus cleaning the refrigerator (see “Winging it Back Home”)
Number of people from my past who have resurfaced in varying ways due to my blog: 48
Number of times friends called to ask how I am, and I answered, “Read my blog”: 57
Number of blogs about my husband: 2
Number of blogs about my ex-husband: 3
Average number of miniature Dove Bar ice cream snacks consumed daily: 5
Number of times I said “I Never Signed Up for This” in reference to blogging: 0
Thank you for joining me in this adventure!