A look back at Project 313 — Part 1

I often voice the justification for this blog as a selfish one. Meaning that this blog is primarily for my benefit. This post is both the embodiment and proof of the statement.

In this past Tuesday’s post, I mentioned that I came across a piece of fiction in one of the Project 313 posts, and that had me revisit random posts comprising that effort. A quick intro to Project 313 is here:

Post No. 000

It’s where I explain the basics . . . I’ll save you the trouble of clicking on the link (although I encourage people to check out the actual post). In that post, I announce my commitment to publishing 313 consecutive daily posts, each post containing a picture, a cartoon, and a doodle. I also explain the impetus behind it and the reasons for ‘313’ as opposed to any other number.

The next day, I published the first post:

Post No. 001

I, know, I know . . . most readers won’t click on links no matter how much I recommend they do so, and that’s fine . . . but I aim to flag posts I particularly enjoyed revisiting. You know, just in case some readers are moved to glimpse at me from four years ago (hint: cleverer and more lighthearted version than me now).

Again, I encourage people to check out the actual posts. At the very least, you get a photo, a cartoon, and a doodle . . . three chances of finding something worthwhile, entertaining, or mildly interesting. Plus, there are words in each post.

Some posts don’t have many words, but you at least find examples of my irreverent pseudo-cleverness. In post No. 001, it’s a “profound and inscrutable” Chopra-like quote:

We exist for the benefit and fulfillment of our imagination.” – Disperser (2018)

But, yes; unless interested in the graphics, some posts — for example, Post No. 002 — don’t offer great insight into me or the broader human condition.

Some posts are instructional. For instance, Post No. 003 gives lots of great advice should one be thinking of committing to daily posts for an extended length of time.

It’s my estimation that most readers don’t care much (or at all) for my words, be they offered as wisdom or just as fanciful escape. Why then — discerning readers might be asking themselves — would I embark on an effort such as this (given this incorporates “Part 1” into the title, one might be justified in thinking there are more ‘parts’ to come).

Well, it’s part hubris — the notion that readers new to this blog might have an interest in what has gone before — and part delusion — the notion that long-time readers who ignored the original versions of these posts might now find them interesting. Mostly, it’s laziness.

No, wait . . . I’m cleverly maximizing the benefit of previous mental and physical efforts while avoiding the drudgery of creating original content.

…sigh… no, I was right all along . . . it’s laziness.

Regardless of the reason, I’ll be posting links to Project 313 posts, and, as I mentioned, highlighting the posts with an above-average entertainment index.

Click or don’t click on them links, it don’t matter none because I’m enjoying making my way through them. As a hint of what’s to come, the early posts are relatively quick offerings, but once I hit my stride, I penned some I’m really proud of.

By that, I mean more proud than usual since I’m proud of all my posts … well, all except three, but I’m not about to point them out, and good luck finding them among my current 3,260 posts!

I’m only linking a total of 10 Project 313 posts for today, but intrepid readers can scan all 313 if they so desire since they are in sequential order and easily found. But, really, you don’t want to overdose on all this awesomeness; ten should suffice for now.

A moderately skilled reader — someone who doesn’t have to sound the words aloud when they read — should be able to get through all ten in less than 30 minutes.

Post No. 004

Post No. 005

Post No. 006

Post No. 007

Post No. 008

Post No. 009

Post No. 010

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