Well, well, well…Here it is. Exactly one year of daily blogging! I told myself I would, and I did. You may be asking yourself: why would she subject herself to so much work that no one really cares about and for no money? Hmmm…good question. Well, there is my about page. But, of course, what we set out to achieve and what we actually achieve are often somewhat different. Basically this was last year’s New Year’s resolution. I wanted to start everyday writing. And I did. Doing the couple of mental jumping jacks that has been GoodLiver has led to me being more productive in other writing endeavors, so *yay* for that. It’s good to force yourself to do something everyday.
Also, I wanted to get out of my neighborhood, out of my ruts, and explore what the city has to offer. And, believe it or not, I actually did some of the stuff I wrote about. This has been the most fun and active year I have had in my decade in New Orleans.
A year ago, it felt like enough time had passed since Katrina that it would be appropriate to do a blog that was apolitical and focused on arts and leisure. And then, of course, there was the oil spill…But this was also the year the Saints won the Super Bowl! There were some real highs and lows. And I’m glad to have a document of them.
Some of my first posts took so much time and effort and careful choice of language, and, it’s true, later on I phoned it in a little…I posted rants that had no business in GoodLiver, but hey, that’s kind of the beauty of being the dictator of your own little online world.
To be honest, although GoodLiver continues to grow in popularity, my interest in the project is waning. If I’m not careful GoodLiver may jump the shark, if it hasn’t done so already. (Also, if it gets any more popular people are going to start suing me for copyright infringement on the bazillions of photos I stole from all over the internet.)
So, all things considered, I’m proud of this little project, and thank you to the fifty or so people who have read it every day. On to bigger and better things!