101/1001 (29)

14 Oct

And (28), (27) & (26).

I have neglected my challenge duties for a month.  My excuse is procrastination: we now have 25 101/1001ers and I had to add their links to my blogroll: admin time always comes second to writing time.  Today, however, I got on my behind and caught up where I was behind. 

If you are interested in taking part or simply prefer to read about people with more get up and go than you (the list below refers), check out the list on the right.

What have I been doing these past four weeks?  Not much, as it happens.  Instead, I will tell you how my ongoing challenges are going on:

  • Learned four new words.  (Words: 16/26)  Don’t blame Word of the Day from dictionary.com; I already know a lot of words so I have to actively seek them out and I’ve been too lazy to do that. 
  • Received 7,991 visits in the last four weeks, mostly from one person. Thank you, my biggest fan; you know who you are. (84,689/100,000)
  • Devised a cunning plan to make everyone feel special without naming names.
  • Had 1512 comments (15,633/30,000)
  • Submitted one poem. (12/30)  Don’t judge me too harshly: in four weeks I’ve written only 15 poems. (210/1001)
  • Blogged 67 times.  (545/1111)
  • Read 3 new books.  (18/101) It doesn’t sound like much, but I have also read old favourites, as well as starting a few new books and not bothering to finish them.
  • Watched 2 new films.  (32/101)  Not much, but I had to squeeze them in between favourite tv series.
  • Told 28 jokes.   (203/1001)
  • Not played on King.com for one day (37/101)
  • Had five new flags (212/101) and seven new countries (150/101) visit me.  Not bad for someone who spends all her time reading, playing games and watching telly.
  • Walked the dogs for twenty hours and five minutes. (169.15/1001)  That was a long day…

I added one challenge:

Leave my poems in 101 locations. (0/101).

This was inspired by a post of Viv’s, who told us to stick our poems on bumpers/under windscreen wipers/on supermarket shelves/blue-tacked to park benches/slipped between novels in the library.

I’m going to do it.  Watch this space.


32 Responses to “101/1001 (29)”

  1. vivinfrance October 14, 2011 at 12:04 #

    Leave my poems in 101 locations. (0/101).

    or in 10 locations 10 times in ten weeks


    • Tilly Bud October 14, 2011 at 16:20 #

      I don’t go to enough places to do it that way 🙂


  2. sanstorm October 14, 2011 at 12:07 #

    If you are getting in a fankle on the road to megagaltasticism, come and borrow some scotticisms from outwith your comfort zone. I’ll shoogle some over the border.


    • Tilly Bud October 14, 2011 at 16:21 #

      You can’t see it but I’m blowing kisses your way right now 🙂


  3. SammyDee October 14, 2011 at 12:09 #

    I like Viv’s idea of hiding your poems in various places for people to find. One of my friends who is also doing 101/1001 has already started slipping notes into library books and donated items for the charity shop. I think I might do a similar challenge. Thanks 🙂


  4. colonialist October 14, 2011 at 13:05 #

    You are confusing me with numbers. Don’t do that. I get confused enough with words. 🙂


  5. Big Al October 14, 2011 at 14:01 #

    You forgot to tell us what you did with your free time.


  6. Lorna's Voice October 14, 2011 at 16:29 #

    Okay, I’m exhausted. You must be thrilled!


  7. Pseu October 14, 2011 at 16:30 #

    I love the leave a poem idea- I may do that and I’m not even in this challenge.


  8. Pearl October 14, 2011 at 16:48 #

    Sounds like a phenomenally productive month.


    • Tilly Bud October 14, 2011 at 16:49 #

      Appearances can be deceptive – most of it went on around me and all I had to do was sit back and eat chocolate 🙂



  9. SchmidleysScribbling October 14, 2011 at 19:45 #

    You can also leave your poems as comments on other people’s blogs.

    Roses are red,
    Violets are Blue,
    Fruit cakes are nuts, and
    So are xxx



  10. kateshrewsday October 14, 2011 at 20:25 #

    You’re a blurry whirlwind, Tilly 🙂 I have absolutely no idea how you do it.
    But I’m jolly glad you do.


    • Tilly Bud October 15, 2011 at 11:37 #

      If you read the list carefully, you will see that I don’t do much at all…it happens around me 🙂


  11. Christina Does It All October 14, 2011 at 22:53 #

    congrats! these are awesome things 🙂


  12. ElizOF October 15, 2011 at 10:14 #

    You’ve done quite well milady! Keep up the good work and please don’t say you haven’t left a poem anywhere … You left one on my blog. Remember? so you are up 1/101 🙂


  13. speccy October 15, 2011 at 10:56 #

    Good grief woman, how do you do it all? Your mind must never stop. Jealous.


    • Tilly Bud October 15, 2011 at 11:42 #

      I let other people do it for me…read the list again 😉


  14. SidevieW October 15, 2011 at 18:33 #

    You are welcome to leave a poem on my blog. that makes one less place to find 😉


  15. sarsm October 18, 2011 at 21:01 #

    I’m totally behind on everything. Reading updates. Writing updates. Sending mail.

    I am thinking of shifting my once weekly update that then became a once fortnightly update to a once monthly update so that I can keep up with myself.

    However that means I’m due an update this Friday. Gulp.

    Where does the time go???

    I keep thinking, things must calm down soon.

    I really have a true ability in fooling myself. That is the power of positive thought.

    I love Viv’s idea. Great!!


    • Tilly Bud October 19, 2011 at 11:28 #

      Don’t put presure on yourself. Make them regular but intermittent.



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