One a (Holi)Day

Crisis! On Wednesday I go to Majorca for six nights, for a cheapie break. I need it. I’m going to have lots to eat and drink, lie by the pool for a long while, read a lot, write a bit, and generally relax with my lovely wife. It’s been a stressful couple of months.

So what’s the problem? Everything’s great, right? Well, while I’m certainly very much looking forward to the holiday, there’s a minor snag. I’ve been writing at least one blog entry per day as part of this whole One A Day thing for the last two and a half months now, but there’s absolutely no guarantee that I’ll be able to get onto the Internet in my hotel. Potential disaster!

A policy therefore needs to be decided on, as it’s an issue we One A Dayers have kind of skirted around. Does being on holiday grant me a bye? Or do I have to make sure, by hook or by crook, that I get something down every single day while I’m overseas? (No doubt “exciting” entries about the weather, and beer, and how I don’t know any Spanish.) Why on Earth is this issue causing me to doubt the very premise of my well-deserved holiday? Truly, One A Day has sunk its teeth into me good and proper. Failure is not an option. And yes, queuing up six entries to post before I leave (I’ve thought about it, of course!) would be cheating, and against the spirit of the venture.

What’s acceptable, then? I’d love your opinions, whether you’re part of the One A Day network or simply a casual reader of this blog. But remember, fellow One A Dayers: any policy would then also apply for your own holidays later in the year, so decide carefully!

It’s over to you, then. Please comment underneath this post, or message me on Twitter. Majority vote carries. Democracy in action. Yes we can.


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5 responses to “One a (Holi)Day

  1. I don’t think there’s anything seriously wrong with queueing up entries. Shows commitment to the cause.

    Hopefully, others will add their input and we can come to a collective decision!

  2. I’ll be going away for four nights next month, and was already thinking ahead about possibly trying to set things up to auto-post while I was gone. Feels a bit like cheating, but the simple truth is where I’m going has little to no 3G, so seemed safer than just winging it while I was there.

    Didn’t occur to me to, y’know, take a break! They do say once you do something for two months it’s ingrained in you as a total habit…

  3. Jen

    Yup queuing up entries sounds good to me 🙂

    I feel rather sad that I know, bar a lottery win, this isn’t going to be an issue for me this year! :/

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  5. Heh, I was thinking the same thing, Jen! I think I should be able to do all 365 without too much trouble.

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