Rob's Rambling

It’s been a while…

Posted by Rob March 8, 2009, under Nothing Much | 1 Comment

Forgive me internets for I have sinned. Well, not sinned - erred.
It has been many, many days since my last blog post.

I wish I could say that it was because I had some fantastically important things to do or even better that I'd been employed by the CIA to do top-secret research into blogging but none of that is even remotely true.

I'm sorry but I just haven't had the time. And ridiculous as that sounds, it's actually true. I may not have had anything fantastically important to do but somehow the everyday mundane things have completely dominated my time as they never have before.

To be fair, my everyday, mundane things have multiplied by about a hundred-fold along with my new job. Keeping track of children's work, marking their books, planning lessons and figuring out how to maintain discipline is surprisingly tough. As a teacher, my day theoretically ends at around 13:35 when the children go home but the remaining time between then and my modestly early (22:00 or so) bedtime is usually filled with up to 5 hours of admin work and planning. Crazy huh? On a bad day I'll be up till 22:30 marking books (up to 128 at a time if I'm really unlucky). That's quite apart from the IT related work I may have to do.

It's not all fun and games though. I do have to force myself through 25 hours of "free" time in a two week cycle. This spreads neatly between marking, fixing network and PC related problems and a small amount of slacking off.

All this is just space-filler though really. The purpose of this blog wasn't to bitch and moan about how much I've had to do or how little time I've had but rather to make a promise.

There are 298 days left in the current year.
As part of my plan this year, I'll be blogging each and every day for the remainder of the year. No time off for good behaviour, no procrastinating. Sure, sometimes I'll blog more than once but I will endeavour to write at least once a day.

I don't care if you read it or not... that's not the point of a blog. But I will write it.

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  1. Good luck, old bean. I hope you blog every day, but it wont be easy.

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