Friday, 12 October 2012

501st Post Extravaganza

Fuck it. I can afford to be lazy. I'm poor but being lazy costs nothing. So. Yeah.

Well actually I felt like actually doing a proper "erhmygawd guys, I hit 500 posts" kinda post. Instead I am now celebrating making it to the 501st post. Was the 501st squad of stormtroopers the ones who executed Order 66? I would check it out but I'm not sure how. I'm almost sure that on the campaign mode of Star Wars Battlefront you play as a stormtrooper from the 501st. Which would make this post, and by proxy me, awesome.

But that's just one Hell of a tangent that isn't anything to do with anything. Back on the original, yet secondary, topic.


I'd like to thank Jesus for this moment. Because I feel like patting myself on the back. Though in actuality of course I probably couldn't have done it without you guys. Without you guys I would just be a crazy person who talks to themselves. I do that enough in real life to not need to do it online too. Without an audience I would just get bored and go home. Yes I write my blog posts from home but it's a figure of speech. Without a reader, a writer is nothing really. Then again I have written some things that will never see the light of day.

I said yesterday in the podcast that it really didn't feel like much in the way of spectacular that I reached 500 because I do a post a day, and so it's not like I've been doing this all that long. But it's still a pretty big achievement that maybe...485(?) of those posts were made one after the other. I guess you can count that was rather an achievement. Even if some of them were lazy, and didn't contain much in the way of material, I still wrote them. Plus I put in a lot of effort outside my own blog. I check for new updates every few hours or so, and I do my best to read everything I can every day. Even when I was working 9-5 on my voluntary job I would check all the updates. That, let me tell you, was exhausting.

Part of me is hoping to be able to work my writing, and the other aspects of my life, around checking blogs. Sometimes I would feel put off from doing something because I would have to check blogs soon. But, if I can dedicate myself to one task for an extended period of time, then I can make some kind of schedule, and actually become more productive. Then again, going with my dad to pick up my niece from school three times a week throws a wrench in to nearly any and all attempts to make a schedule because for half the week I have no clue what my free time is going to be. If I had a job it would be even worse.

But, the point remains valid. That I can do different things in between reading blogs, and see that time as a time to change up what I'm doing a little maybe. Last week I was even writing on my laptop in the backseat of my dad's car when we picked my niece up. I was slightly surprised no one asked me why I was suddenly taking my laptop everywhere, my dad didn't even ask me, but I am about a week away from being a published author and no one in my family even knows or cares I'm a writer.

I'll understand if you only read half of this. It kinda turned in to two posts. Just pick a half.


  1. Go you, again! Can't wait to see your book in Waterstones! :D x

  2. Without sounding stupid maybe it would be best if you stopped reading a certain amount of blogs but still read and commented. Like you read and comment on a whole lot of blogs and maybe it's too much especially when it stops you from doing things like writing because you're talented and it would be a shame if you didn't go on to make money off writing, I think you can genuinely do it buddy.

    I love your comments but if stopping commenting on blogs like mine would allow you to do more creative things I'd have no issue with it Mark, congratulations on the 501st post as well, I'm not sure if the Clone Trooper battallian was 501 but I'm not as into the first trilogy as I am the originals.

  3. Congratulations again. I love that you did it big for 501!! As for the commenting thing, I know how hard it can be to keep up with reading and commenting (as I am noticeably absent from commenting for days at a time on occasion). I look forward to all the comments that readers leave for me, and I can't imagine anyone who doesn't. Sometimes its hard to keep up with it because you get so much other stuff going on. Try not to put so much pressure on yourself about it and just keep being you.

    And I'm sorry that your family isn't acknowledging you writing. That makes me sad.

  4. well when you become a millionaire from your published works, don't share it with your family for not supporting you.

  5. It is quite an achievement. I've been blogging since 2007 and I don't think I'm even up to 200. But that's go to do with no one reading me the first 4 years or so...

  6. I said most of my stuff yesterday already. Re-read that, if you must. ;D

    Also, nobody knows you're a soon-to-be-published writer yet? They'd probably care and find it awesome if they knew..

  7. Congrats on your 501st post!

    Be sure to promote the hell out of your book once it is released. I'm sure you'll get a good amount of revenue from your followers alone.

  8. Regardless my friend, congrats on the milestone!

  9. WOOT WOOT 501st post :D I love that you're so focused on your writing, keep up the hard work. Also, I don't think you should check blogs and comment just because maybe you feel like you have to. Bascially what YeamieWaffles said.

  10. I think by the time I reach 501 posts, I'll be 501 years old.

  11. So you've been almost blogging for 2 years now. No idea how you do a post a day, that in itself is an achievement.

  12. Congratulations on 501! I can't even imagine how long that would take me. Probably decades!

  13. I'm looking forward to the 502nd Post Extravaganza

  14. Congrats on 501 posts.
    I used to read blogs every night. Comment on all of them too.
    Fell guilty if i didnt.
    It became a chore. My own writing and things became neglected.
    So I stopped. If I dont feel like it, I do something else.
    I might spend 2 or 3 nights at the most catching up and that works for me.
    I love ll the comments you leave me but there comes a tme when you need to find balance before burnout

  15. Wow, I'm a little late to the party, but HAPPY 501! (A similar thing happened when I reached my 100th and 101st posts, I had this really cool post scheduled for my 100th and then I just got lazy...)

    I like reading other blogs and I used to feel bad if I fell behind "reading schedule" but now I just take it slowly. I'll catch up on my blog reading list in sporadic bursts lol, and I think that's perfectly fine :)

    Keep writing! I love it!


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