Everybody Can Change – #Blaugust Day 31

The long awaited day is finally here. The day of rest, if you will. The great Blaugust experiment has concluded and i’m still alive, albeit tired and cranky. When i began this journey a month ago, i had no idea what would be in store. Would i have enough material i wanted to share on a daily basis for an entire month? Would i give up halfway through and go back to a more sane posting schedule? Would i completely lose it and run a muck destroying everyone and everything in my path? Luckily no one was harmed in my quest other than myself and a few readers that stuck with me through the entire process. It wasn’t easy but i managed to push myself through it.
Perhaps i’d have had an easier time with it all had i not decided to make a theme of it all as well. I’d like to go back in time and slap myself for even suggesting such a silly idea. The masochist in me rather enjoyed it i have to tell you. I wasn’t sure how i was going to tie every post to an 80’s film celebrating its 30th anniversary. I’m still not sure if i even succeeded, but i went for it and didn’t look back. If only one other person enjoyed it as well then i’ll consider it a mild success. Better yet, if it encouraged someone to have a retro viewing night with some of these films, then i’m a happy camper. They’re silly movies from a different time, but i love ’em.

I have to hand it to the bloggers that do this sort of thing every day without fail. I honestly don’t know how they do it but i respect and admire the ones that can. Could i be one of them? I’m sure i could. Do i want to be one of them? No chance in hell! If there’s one thing i’ve learned over this last month, it’s that i enjoy a more relaxed posting atmosphere. Maybe something like a post every other day or so just to give myself time to reevaluate what the hell i’m doing. The experience was priceless though just for the learning aspect. I’m definitely a changed blogger for having experienced it. Rocky was right all those years ago.

A big thanks to Belghast for organizing the event again this year. Also a big congrats to those that persevered and made it through the month unscathed. As always, check out my blogroll and support those bastards. I enjoy reading them and would like them to continue doing what they do. I’m out (drops mic keyboard).

Rocky: [Addressing the Soviet crowd, translated into Russian line by line by announcer]
Rocky: During this fight, I’ve seen a lot of changing, in the way you feel about me, and in the way I feel about you. In here, there were two guys killing each other, but I guess that’s better than twenty million. I guess what I’m trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!
Rocky: [loud applause, even by the politburo] – Rocky IV (1985)



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