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I roused myself from my now usual 8:45-9:30 nap with the goal of writing a wry and charming blog post. On the way to the computer I had the brilliant idea that I’d put those grocery store cookies in the oven and reward myself after my post with a nice warm chocolate chip cookie before tidying up and heading off to bed. But then I got distracted by dinner leftovers still on the stove, and quickly loaded the dishwasher, ate three unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough balls and the oven timer went off before I even had time to open wordpress. Now I can’t remember what I wanted to write about, and my tummy is full of cold raw cookie. This is it, isn’t it? The slow slide into ding-bat motherhood. One day I’ll wonder why my kid thinks I’m a nut. And I’ll remember this is how it started.

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31 Posts Later

A month ago I signed on to participate in the 2010 WordCount Blogathon. Thirty-one posts in thirty-one days. Now, 31 posts later, I’ve covered some ground, and learned a thing or two.

Here are a few stats:

I wrote 2 book reviews.

I posted 2 guest posts, both on the topic of personal food politics.

I posted one list of five links to great food news, one list of blogs I discovered and enjoyed during the Blogathon, and one list of 100 things about me.

I posted two Meat-free Monday meal suggestions, a recipe for grilled onions and a recipe for a great cocktail.

I set aside Saturdays for photo posts.

Other topics: my bad habits, my love of dirt, and my love for the Monkey.

Posting every day was hard. But it was a challenge I lived up to. And I am better for it, and I think my blog is better for it. The Monkey is glad it’s over. I’m going to miss the impetus to post daily, but I think my weekly (or often more than weekly) posts will be richer for having learned to post every day. I’d love to hear what others thought of my daily posts – what you liked or what you found dull, which topics rung true and which fell flat.
Thanks to all who share this with me.

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