Thursday, December 30, 2010

Because frankly, I'm trendy like that...

Apparently it's the trendy thing right now to do a "Top Ten of 2010" or a "best of 2010" with a month by month recap of the favorite posts...

but that's not the trend I'm talking about!

I've been considering this one for weeks...  since before the little bloggy break I took... it might have even been a factor in choosing to take a break...  because you see - I was close to breaking the trend... the 125 trend!

Somehow (completely by accident) I ended up writing exactly 125 posts in 2008 and 2009...  and so back in November when I realized that for the first time (okay, so I'm slow...  I think I've mentioned I'm no good with numbers) I got to worrying...  it left me with only TEN posts to finish out the year...

Could I do it?  Could I restrict myself to only ten posts covering the time between Thanksgiving and the New Year...

Or should I just forget it and write to my heart's content?

Well, my family appreciated the time I spent with them (not reading and writing) so I think I made a good decision...

But now?  Today I must finish out the year - with a few faves...  based on what?  Who knows...  I haven't chosen them yet!  I'm impulsive enough to just make it up by the seat of my pants - so you may get 10 faves... or just 3... probably just 3...

yeah... let's go with fewer since the darn thing is taking FOREVER to load!!!

C'mon blogger...

Okay - so I DID narrow it down to 3...  and I based it on a few things...  # of comments (mostly because that helped me narrow it down) and whether or not it was STILL funny (or sweet, or whatever) months later...

forgive me if you've read them before - but here they are, in all their glory

The Sweetest: a story of my girl and her clutziness, and the "mother bear" in me...

The Complainingest: and the fact that "complainingest" is not a word is going to totally annoy you when you read this post...

The Quickest Laugh:  shoot, if I take the time for a synopsis it's like to be longer than the actual post!

The real question:  how to keep this up for ANOTHER year...  10 posts a month - with a few extras for those times I just can help but say something else? 

Is this a trend I can commit to?  yeah... not even going to try... I resolve to not give it another thought - because it's a whole new year and as I was so wisely told recently - who knows what it has in store for me!
okay, it's got nothing to do with the post - I just love Calvin :)

My REAL goal?  (shhh, don't tell my Quality Engineer father I said this...) to make sure that I focus more on Quality and Less on Quantity (seriously, I can't COUNT how many times I heard that growing up!).

If you don't hear from me for 5 days - well, I'm either buried under a pile of laundry with no hope for survival, shuttling my kids to and from 'round the clock dance/scouts/ball/choir/band/church/orchestra/piano activities, or I just had nothing hilarious to say.
 


and if you REALLY must hear from me more often - my twitter handle is TisforTonya... I'm FULL of trivial stuff over there :)

14 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

Nah, I say write when and what you feel. If it is more than ten, great. Less than ten, great too.

I loved the complainingest post. That was probably my favorite of the year. I went back and reread it.

Trooper Thorn said...

If I could get everyone else to change, then I wouldn't have to!

Saimi said...

I with Cheeseboy, Just write whatever comes to mind whenever it comes...Don't worry about the numbers!!

Just keep them coming, all your post are fun!!

Barbaloot said...

I love Calvin and Hobbes. I think you should put one of those on every post next year---whether it's 125 or not:)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Wow I am very impressed at the fact that you posted so much the same for three years. Way to go girl. Me I am all about fluctuating from the extreme 365 to the other extreme of like 30 posts this year. Hmmm. Not sure what that means or what I think about it.

Happy New Year in any event.

Sher said...

You would know the exact number of posts you had made each year. Maybe you could just be clueless like me? Wasn't the blog about the macoroni and cheese with red dots this year because that one made me laugh. Of course the big bird on the Thanksgiving table was funny too and ....I like what you write but I like to talk to you to so if you have a choice -- write or call Sher -- it's okay to pick me sometimes -- then you can do laundry at the same time!

Garden of Egan said...

I think you should do no less than 365 posts in 2011.
Really.
I think your life is just THAT exciting.

Kazzy said...

I am going to go hook up with you on fb and twitter, and then just feel like your blog posts are bonuses!

The Empress said...

You know, it depends on your goals.

My goal is to improve my writing...some people want to become more fluid, be able to create more content, kick start their juices.


It all depends, right?

What are you hoping to do?

Missy said...

If I put a number on something, I would either go over or under and then feel bad!
Just go with the flow!
Happy New Year!

Jen T said...

Keep writing. Love the Calvin! Happy New year!

One Cluttered Brain said...

just keep writing.
I'm almost at 500 posts.
Would you believe?
Love ya T.

See Mom Smile said...

125 a year is awesome. At the rate I am going I will have about 12 a year. Calvin and Hobbs rock.

Teachinfourth said...

I'm with you when you said that it's all about quality and not quantity. I'd rather read someone's blog once a week rather than every single day... especially if that means it's going to be good, quality stuff.

Now I'm off to go read those posts again.