Friday, November 2, 2007

Let me explain… No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Hello. Perhaps you don't remember me. I'm Ben, and I'm the owner of this blog.

It seems that I've been neglecting this blog. It's malnourished and badly in need of more posting. Though it may be on the brink of starvation, I believe I can bring it back with a healthy dose of posting over the next several months. To begin, I'm going to attempt the NaBloPoMo challenge mentioned by Meika. I'm not sure how well it'll all work out, considering I haven't posted on this particular blog since August 27, 2007 (at least it was still this year).

Not posting for 67 consecutive days (almost a Gherig-ian feat!) comes with definite pros and cons:


  • There are a lot of things that've happened in the last 67 days I can post on.
  • Readers may have low expectations (therefore failure will be easier to handle?)
  • No worries about losing the "flow" of the postings (as in switching topics or themes).

  • I haven't posted for 67 days. I don't have a pattern of behavior to fall back on.
  • The reason(s) behind the 67 day lay-off (school, classes, busy schedule, laziness, tiredness, lack of voice, etc.)
  • Thanksgiving (we'll be at the Weiss', so I guess I can just appropriate their computer)

Fun stats:
  • 67 days is equivalent to:
    • 18.34% of a full year
    • 1608 hours
    • 5,788,800 seconds
  • 5,788,880 tons is close to the total output of carbon dioxide for the country of Kyrgyzstan in a year.
    • In comparison, the yearly U.S carbon dioxide output is 6,049,435,000 tons.
  • If I hadn't posted for 6,049,435,000 seconds:
    • It'd be the year 2199
    • I'd be celebrating my 220th birthday (for reference, the U.S. Constitution was signed 220 years ago).
In conclusion, I think we can be thankful I've followed the example of Kyrgyzstan instead of the good ole U.S. of A. :-)


Anonymous said...

Congrats on posting a blog with no updates whatsoever!

Anonymous said...

I think he's just trying not to think about supralapsarianism.