It has been almost four months since I last updated you on my 101 tasks in 1001 days challenge, mostly because it takes almost four months to write out the name of the challenge.
I did do NaNoWriMo, sort of i.e. I got bored and gave up half way through. I suspect than means I won’t complete the next challenge on the list:
Ride my bike twenty out of thirty days
We are at Day 708 of the 1001 days and I have ridden my bike a total of zero times.
On the plus side, I have told 708 jokes.
Expose myself to twenty new experiences (12/20)
Only had one new experience in sixteen weeks: wore a granny outfit and then shared the look with the world. My post on the velour track suit refers.
Hit 250,000 visitors on my blog (289,099/250,000)
I completed this challenge and posted a photograph to prove it. Things have slowed down since then: WordPress made it possible to comment on blogs via email, without having to visit.
Nice, WordPress – find a way to reduce everyone’s stats; I’m sure we all love you for it.
I need to set a new target; what do you think it should be? There are 43 weeks left so please make it realistic, given WordPress’s propensity for scaring away actual visitors.
Write 1001 new poems
I have written 688 so I am only 20 poems behind. I usually catch up in April, which is National Poetry Writing Month.
This is the one challenge above all others which I am determined to complete.
Make thirty submissions to competitions or publishers (29/30)
I have submitted five times in the last sixteen weeks, counting multiple poems to the same publisher/competition as one. If I have had success, you’ve heard about it. I’m not one to hide my light under a bushel; I’m more likely to set the bushel on fire in my enthusiasm to share.
Films & Books
I reached my target and then some to watch 101 new films (114/101), but I am only halfway to my target of reading new books (51/101). I have done lots of reading, but it tends to be of books that I love. If I want to reach my target, I have to read 1.15 books a week between now and the end of the challenge. It’s doable, but I’ll have to give up movies.