Welcome to The Year of the Blog

Posted in About on April 9, 2009 by theyearoftheblog

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My name is Dru Johnston, and I write unsustainable blogs.

Starting April 12th, 2009 I will be creating a new blog everyday for a year. At the end of that, if I don’t have at least four of them that I want to continue, I’m probably a miserable failure.

Let me make it clear that by “Blog” I mean a brand new website. Not just a new post… what kind of a project would that be? It wouldn’t. That’s the answer.

For project details and rules check out the page links to the right.

For an organized list of all the blogs created so far click here.

Or if this is your first time to The Year of the Blog you can check out a few of my favorite blogs to get a sense of what’s going on here.

4/11/2010 – DruJohnston.com

Posted in Wordpress Blogs on April 11, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #365: DruJohnston.com

And just like that it’s done. This is going to be my new blog that I keep updating. Hopefully it won’t be as hard to follow as The Year of the Blog… but it’s my new venue to post my thoughts about the starbucks barista’s I’m irritated by, the short stories I write, and any information on upcoming videos and projects.

But for now the blog has got info on a few upcoming things, and a post-mortem on my thoughts from this project.

Thanks to everyone for your support. The final picture from The Year of the Blog agrees:

BaOW!

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4/10/2010 – Acknowledgments: The Blog

Posted in Blogspot Blogs with tags , , on April 10, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #364: Acknowledgments: The Blog

I was trying to figure out how to finish this guy on the train one day and I saw in the book I was reading the Acknowledgments section. Of course. The number of people I need to thank is countless, but I wanted to at least let a few of them know that I’m eternally grateful.

Thanks to everyone for sticking with me through this. One day left.

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4/9/2010 – Making Sense of the Millennium Falcon’s Kessel Run

Posted in Blogspot Blogs with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #363: Making Sense of the Millennium Falcon’s Kessel Run

Okay, so before I began the Year of the Blog I wanted to start a blog called The Cosmological Principles which was a blog about cosmology and problems in Astronomy, but written by a self-righteous jerk. Instead I’ve made a few blogs by [Dr.] Dru Johnston, essentially the same character, for this project. And I’m writing another one by him.

But this one is very very extensive. I’ve wanted to make this blog for the last year, but it was such a Moby Dick for me in that it was something I wanted to make sure was as extensive as I could. But with three blogs left, I figured I HAD to do it today.

This is based off of my final project for Astro 110 at Whitman, I presented this information the week before I graduated, probably with a more serious attitude than I used when writing my paper on Henry James for English… that’s how much I love this question about the Millennium Falcon.

So read and either get very confused or completely nerded out. But probably start at the bottom and work your way up… it’s a lot easier to follow that way.

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4/8/2010 – Reconciling with that Asshole Blogger

Posted in Blogspot Blogs, The ORIGINAL Year of the Blog Blogs on April 8, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #362: Reconciling with that Asshole Blogger

Andy Jones, chief rival to the Year of the Blog and creator of his own year long blog project The Original Year of the Blog, is back with a vengeance. But this time only after I called him up and explained to him that I was about to be done with the project and we should probably put our differences aside. Here is his blog answer.

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4/7/2010 – Why I Refuse To Make A Blog About Ohio

Posted in Blogspot Blogs with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #361: Why I Refuse To Make A Blog About Ohio

I’ve had a lot of people (read: two) come up to me and say: “Hey Dru. You say you’re going to make a blog about every state in the union except Ohio. What’s your beef with Ohio man? C’mon what’s up with that? Why aren’t you going to make a blog about Ohio?” Well, in order to answer that question I’ve made a blog about it.

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4/6/2010 – Cop out or Not

Posted in Tumblr Blog with tags , on April 6, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #360: Cop Out or Not

The final Tumblr Tuesday. What better way to celebrate the day that celebrated cop outs by making an even worse cop out blog than I’ve ever made before, purely examining other cop out blogs that I’ve made over the past year? I don’t think there is a way to do that. It’s not even a rhyme, that’s how much of a cop out this is.

Yep. I went there.

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4/5/2010 – Flat Stanley Adventure! Blogger Edition

Posted in Blogspot Blogs with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #359: Flat Stanley Adventure! Blogger Edition

Well… there’s exactly one week left… so I thought I’d bring back my good friend Ryan for one more blog because I enjoy these Flat Stanley blogs a lot. Also, I’ve been reading Kurt Vonnegut recently and as you will see this blog is pretty heavily influenced by that. Time to start closing up some loose ends guys!

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