If by chance you wandered here looking for Shelly Brown’s POETRY SCHMOETRY BLOGFEST
, you can find my poem entry here
Now for an UPDATE on my Blogger challenge (and the state of my brain after reading 200+ blogs):
I’m happy to say that I did it! Finished, done, with minimal damage and no throwing up. =) I’m fairly positive I got all of you. I went through every blog showing up on my Google Reader and I even used the iPhone app Byline (an RSS feeder) to keep track when I wasn’t using my desktop (which was 85% of the time).
So you ask, And what are we supposed to learn from this madness? Are we to think you are fond of inflicting pain upon yourself?
Heavens, no. First off, it was done in fun and to show that I do read the blogs I follow, even if I don’t get to all of them every day. Secondly, I learned that captcha/word verifications can be really annoying sometimes. Especially when the made-up word is hard to read. And third, mobile blog versions suck, because as soon as I push Post Comment or Publish, it takes me to the Web version and my comment is MIA and I have to do the darn thing all over again.
I also found a few “dead” blogs–I couldn’t see their RSS feed, or sometimes, Google Reader would tell me that they can’t open the URL (meaning, it has been deleted or discontinued).
The best part of the challenge was getting to read your wonderful posts and seeing familiar faces. It was like meeting an old friend in a cafe by accident, and thinking, “Hey, I remember you. It’s been a while, but it’s good to see you.”
So, that is that. I don’t think I’ll be doing any crazy challenges anytime soon. But I’ll be sure to keep up with you fellow bloggers every once in a while.
On another, entirely different note, I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 yesterday. I’m telling you it is EPIC. Really well done. Go see it if you haven’t yet.
Have a great weekend, everyone! In honor of HP, I leave you with this video (my kids’ favorite, and the song is catchy, so check it out!):