Bill Dowis

Storyteller - Endurance Athlete - Fanboy

What Happens When I Blog Every Day For 68 Days

Back on September 5th I started a blogging streak.

I promised to blog every single day for the rest of the year. That would have come out to a 117 day blogging streak had I kept up with it, but I actually ended up breaking the streak on November 11, ironically enough with a post about fasting from technology.

The streak did not make it to the end of the year like I had planned, but at 68 days long I think it was still a success. Here are a few things I learned from the streak:

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I’m Finally Playing With Power

I forget exactly when Nintendo announced that they were coming out with the NES Classic, but I knew the second I saw it that I wanted it. I planned to go to the store the day it was released and buy it.

Well, as it turns out, I should have pre-ordered it or stood in line before the stores opened. It was sold out in the blink of an eye and it has been extremely hard to find.

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Winning NaNoWriMo

I have been working hard on National Novel Writing Month for the past 27 days. And yesterday I won.

And this years NaNoWriMo is the best I have ever done. Even when I had won in the past the month did not go as well as this year’s did.

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NaNoWriMo Day 15 – Halfway There

I can’t believe that November is halfway over already.

Just an hour or so ago I just wrapped my head around the fact that here in the U.S. Thanksgiving Day is next week.

And NaNoWriMo has reached its mid-point.

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I haven’t been on technology much today. I did a little writing using my iPad and I checked Twitter once while waiting in the dentist office for my son. 

Most of all I pledged to myself not to go on Facebook all day. 

And because of that I feel fantastic. Calm and relaxed. 

It pays to stay off Facebook every once in a while. 

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