I’ve got to come clean. Last year, sometime around Christmas, I hit the official 200 Posts mark at this site. I started this gig in late January 2006 and I recall being sufficiently impressed that I had written 200 posts in less than two years. Intoxicated by my middling success, I offered up the following foolish boast:
“…I also managed to continue my exploration of The Ed Zone. I’ve crested 200+ articles in less than two years and have 300 in my sites by the time we meet again next year. I offer up this promise. If I hit that magic number, I’ll don a toga and do my best King Leonidas impression which I’ll insure is captured by my trusted web master (and best comrade Sean) on video and placed on this site for the whole world to see.”
Well, here we are. This is #290. We are a mere 10 Posts away from that high water mark. And I intend to make good on my promise.
As you read this, I am scouring every costume shop, bath house and Linens n’ Things for the perfect toga and beard combo. The batteries are charged and the camera ready to etch a record of my fierce proclamation for all of cyberspace to enjoy.
Originally, I had planned to mark 300 with a simple one-off piece celebrating my Top 10 favorite entries of the last three years. It was through that research of the archives, that I found my declaration that prompted me to change course. Thus, I’ve devised a new plan.
I will run my Top 10 Favorite Posts (one a day) once we have crested the 300 mark. Call it a celebration of imminent carpal tunnel syndrome. To insure these later posts are considered new entries and not merely reprints, I’ll likely preface each one with a few lines about why that particular entry looms large for me.
Kicking everything off will be post #300. I’ve got a number of topics rattling around my brain pan which should help me fill the space between now and then. My guess is I should have 10 posts up within the next few weeks. The stage will then be set for a very special video presentation. If you’re marking your calendars – I would make sure you tune in on a regular basis starting in mid-October (just after Columbus Day), as I have a sneaking suspicion that will be the week the real magic happens.