I have mixed feelings about
chain letters memes (OK, actually, these “do what I do” blog thingies are neither chain letters nor real memes), but once in a while, particularly on a typical Monday where I don’t feel like writing the “serious post” or Cites & Insights essay I should be writing…
I picked this up from CW at Ruminations–and at least it’s straightforward: The first sentence of the first post in each month of this year.
So, here we go…and, unlike CW, I’m doing mine in chronological order instead of latest-first.
January: Quoting myself from this here pile oâ€™ randomness: I donâ€™t do New Yearâ€™s Resolutions (and was mildly fond of the â€œNo yearâ€™s resolutionsâ€ heading in the current Cites & Insights, but sometimes an exception is in order.
February: Running out of, that is. [Post title: “Steam”]
March: Second Chorus, 1940, b&w, H.C. Potter (dir.), Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw, Charles Butterworth, Burgess Meredith.
April: Walt at Random began on April 1, 2005, a day chosen with some care.
June: I noticed that the Archive links in the sidebar were getting to take up a lot of spaceâ€“as they do on most blogs that have been around for a while.
July: Good things about going to ALA Annual this year (partial): Another chance to see people I only see twice a yearâ€“and a few Iâ€™ve never met face-to-face before…
August: Whatâ€™s your â€œreal ageâ€?
September: Or, â€œwhat I did for fun over Labor Day weekend.â€ [Post title: Emma, the musical]
October: Apparently my previous posts regarding â€œwhat Iâ€™ll be doing nextâ€ werenâ€™t quite clear enough about the level of uncertainty.
November: It could be Bloglinesâ€“well, no, probably not.
December: I tried hard to look for silver linings in this group of filmsâ€¦and it wasnâ€™t easy.
Do note the name of this blog. I think that set of 12 sentences justifies the blog title–and makes it pretty clear that I don’t have a great future as a newspaper lede writer.More interesting, in some ways: The post number intervals (noting that some numbers are for drafts that were never posted, although not many): 18, 19, 35 (some April!), 17, 18, 18, 16, 21, 21, 18, 11 (some November!).
Two minor milestones in the past two days, by the way:
- Somebody purchased a copy of Cites & Insights 7, 2007 in book form.
- Public Library Blogs: 252 Examples reached the 50 sales mark–halfway to the “not a failure” level.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll be more inspired–in which case I might be writing C&I material, not blogging.