365 words, 365 days

I started this blog in 2005 partly as an incentive to write, partly as an exploration of a new way of writing. It is still a process of exploration - finding my voice, figuring out what I have to say and how to say it.

For the year 2011, I created a few odd rules around this process.

Part bet with my husband, part new-year's resolution, I successfully completed the goal of blogging each day - and blogging precisely 365 words.

Some of these posts were timely, thoughtful, put together with care - but many were dashed off at the last minute or cobbled together from scraps of writing I had done in the past. But for better and for worse, I managed to post 365 words each day. And I am grateful for everyone who took the time to read them.