When I committed to posting daily for NaBloPoMo, I also decided to venture out into the blogosphere and see what other people were talking about. I went to Fussy’s website, which listed the participating blogs in alphabetical order.
I chose to post a comment daily on someone else’s website. Just to be different, I started at “Z” and worked my way up the alphabet. I figured that would be better motivation for sticking with it and completing that task, too. My strategy worked pretty well, as I found myself going through one letter a day … pretty much. Today I found myself with a few to do at the end of my list, so I whipped through them just now.
What a sense of accomplishment! I wrote something here everyday for 30 days. I also stepped out of my comfort zone and explored a new world. I met some interesting folks along the way, some of whose blogs I now visit regularly. To those who’ve commented back,
Welcome to The Testosterone Zone!
I’m glad you’re here.
To the NaBloPoMo officials: I want my prize! I deserve it for diligence in my own blog and for supporting a different blogger everyday. I want a coffee thing or anything from The Purple Moose.
I close with a quote from Sir Winston Churchill, from a speech he gave in 1942. My high school class president closed his graduation speech with this pearl of wisdom some 26 years ago, and it has stayed with me since.
Now this is not the end.
It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.