Well, I wanted to talk about my visit to the antique mall yesterday, but it seems we’re supposed to recap April’s blogging challenge today. Dang. Well, I guess I know what I’m posting tomorrow, then! (Be glad; otherwise you’d probably get me griping about my dental visit tomorrow afternoon, as I’d probably be posting right about the time the Novocain wears off.)
So, looking back on the past month…I needed to think ahead more. Rather, I needed to stop picking topics I could write small novels about. (Or, in some cases, topics I could/have/will write/written lengthy novels about.)
But it was fun, and for a whole month I actually knew what to write about, as opposed to my usual “what will I post today?” quandary.
I guess I’ll recap my themes now:
Aias (Words Crush Wednesday quote from the Iliad); a whopping 4 likes!
Bellerophon (myth re-telling); 2 likes
Cleopatra; 2 likes
Diomedes; 1 like
Eos (myth re-telling); 1 like
Fabulae; 1 like
Glaucos (Words Crush Wednesday quote from the Iliad); 2 likes
Heracles and Hylas (myth re-telling); 2 likes
Iphis; 1 like
Jocasta (myth re-telling); 1 like
Kore; 1 like
Lemnos (myth re-telling)
Memnon (Words Crush Wednesday quote from the Posthomerica); 2 likes
Narcissus (myth re-telling); 3 likes
Oedipus (myth re-telling); 2 likes
Patroclos; only 1 like, but my Stats pages says it has 7 views, the best for the month!
Queens; 1 like
Rhesos; 3 likes
Sarpedon (Words Crush Wednesday quote from the Iliad); 3 likes
Tantalos (myth re-telling); 2 likes
oUranos (myth re-telling); 1 like
Philoctetes (instead of V, which doesn’t exist in Greek)
Di-gamma (the pre-classical Greek letter that was W)
Xanthos; 1 like
Yikes! (Words Crush Wednesday quotes, scary bits about alternate parentages for Pan, and other things involving satyrs, from multiple sources); 2 likes
Zeus; 1 like
Yeah…my numbers are pretty pitiful when I spell ’em out like that, aren’t they? (Keep in mind, though, I have pages and pages of listings of posts with 0 likes. And my highest ever is 7. So this month has been well above average for me.) But looking at this list this way, I’m a little surprised by a few of the numbers. Someone liked a post about one of Achilles’ horses, but no one liked the tale of the Lemnian women? Maybe I didn’t tell it in a very interesting manner…hmm, yeah, I can see how the focus on Heracles and Hylas in the tale might have put people off.
All in all, it’s been a fun month, but I don’t know if I’ll do it again next year; depends on how much time I have. I have no idea what class(es) I’ll be taking next April. If I’d been in more than one class, or if it had been more reading-intensive, I’d never have had time for this. Also, having already used up this many names/words, some of the letters will become deucedly tricky. But not impossible. And I could always focus on something other than Greek myths. (Though that is, perhaps, unlikely.)
Anyway, please come back tomorrow to hear about what I saw at the antique mall yesterday! I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with the other Diomedes.