Day 8️⃣3️⃣. About the TITLE of the blog posts. They are the number of days I started blogging in ROMAN NUMERALS. I have used Roman numerals if not for anything else, but as a teaching tool. You can learn Roman numerals. LXXXIII is a fancy way of representing the number 8️⃣3️⃣. The way Roman numerals work is the letters represent a group of numbers. But the numbers don’t “turn over” like our “Arabic” numbers do. This just a cursory introduction to this topic.
Day 8️⃣2️⃣. Well you could have discerned this by just looking at the title of this post “Day LXXXII.”
As I am new to this “blogging thing,” I do have some questions. Instead of giving advice, which is always helpful, I might be asking for advice… I find that most bloggers don’t ask for advice. Some bloggers give advice, others offer opinions. I have done both on this blog and other Internet platforms.
Where should I take this blog from here❓ 🤔
Elections were held in the United States last night.
Take a gander at how the “losers” respond to their losses. Do they “lose” gracefully ❓ Or do they spout lies, spreading conpiracies of a “stolen,” or “fraudulent” election❓ Do the losers ask for “recounts,” or “audits”❓ Or do they call their opponent to “congratulate and concede” the election, and “wish him or her the best,” and offer a word of support to bring the state to a better place after the election.
Day 8️⃣0️⃣ in my “grand experiment” in blogging. I could try to make two paragraphs of 4️⃣0️⃣ words each. This would still give this blog post 8️⃣0️⃣ words, but in two distinct “chunks.” Let’s see if I can do it.
My fellow Americans: Today is ELECTION DAY in the goode ole’ United States of America. Even though today’s races are primarily for local election posts such as mayor, county executive, judges, and city council, it is still important to vote.
Day 7️⃣9️⃣ of this “experimental” blog. 7️⃣9️⃣ days, 7️⃣9️⃣ words. If I ran this blog for one full year from the date of its inception, August 18, 2021, then I would have a blog post of 3️⃣6️⃣5️⃣ words. A 3️⃣6️⃣5️⃣ blog post is quite impressive, to be sure. My one year anniversary post would be filled with remembrances of my one year journey in the world of blogging. To borrow a quote from the Carpenters, “I’ve only just begun.”
Day 7️⃣8️⃣ of this blogging experiment. I said this blog is not an “advice blog,” but let me give you sonething you can use: I consider blogging a chance to get published during the 2️⃣1️⃣ st Century. This is really a revolutionary tool that is as big as the Guttenberg Press in terms of disseminating information and ideas. Here are a few ideas you may want to ponder. Writer’s block is real. Ideas to write about are everywhere.
Today marks a grim milestone in the three year war on the coronovirus virus known as COVID-19. Worldmeters.info has just calculated five million souls worldwide have died as result of COVID-19 or its complications. 5️⃣ million is just a fraction of those who parished in the 1️⃣9️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ worldwide flu, yet the COVID-19 epidemic of the 2️⃣1️⃣st Century is is far from complete. More people need to take this scourge far more seriously.
Donald Trump is spewing his lies again. I don’t think you want to hear his grievances about how the election that he lost by over 7️⃣ MILLION popular votes and 7️⃣4️⃣ electoral votes was “rigged.” Trump wrote a letter published in The Wall Street Journal, listing a litany of complaints, grievances, conspiracy theories, and blatant lies. No other former president has ever done such a thing. Trump has not furnished any evidence to support his claims.
Day 7️⃣5️⃣, and I’m not even considering for one minute of retiring this blog. I repeat the “experimental” nature of this blog; it is a blog that increases with one word per day. It will end when I just get tired of writing it. I also sarcastically “complain” that as my blog posts are limited to the number of days of the blog, I really can’t complete a concept before my world limit is reached.
As this blog experiment progresses I am getting to the point where I can begin to write some blog posts of considerable length. In most blogs, podcasts, internet articles, or You Tube videos the length of each posting is the same; their length never varies. This blog varies: each blog post increases by one word every day. That was the very premise of the “grand experiment” from the start. Thanks for reading and following.