Robert Lee Brewer, the organizer of 2015 October Platform Challenge, had encouraged us to choose a day in a week in which we would like to write a blog, and then stick to that day. Though he kindly allowed us to count our duty of writing a blog for a particular week completed if he asked us to write on a different day than our selected day in that week. Sunday was my day for writing a post. Lo and behold when I saw today’s assignment (Saturday, October 24) it was to write a blog. He advised us that it’s better to write five posts a month, a week apart, than in a single day. But the catch is in how he finished the sentence, ‘That is, unless you have a daily blog’. Ha! It reminds me of a story:
On a sunny Saturday morning a mother was coaxing her two unhappy boys to finish their math homework of addition, subtraction and division. Along came the father and offered to drive them to a pet store. Boys jumped up and down with joy and happily accompanied their father. They looked at different pets and decided to buy bunnies. The boys liked some white bunnies, some black and some black and white bunnies. Father complied with their wishes and asked them to tell the storeowner how many bunnies they wanted to buy in total and how many bunnies of each color they wanted. The boys counted once but mixed up the numbers. Then they counted again and mixed up the numbers. The father told them again to remember how many they wanted in total, how many of them white, black, and black and white. Then add all the bunnies to make sure that they got the total number of bunnies they wanted to buy. One of the boys said to the other, “He is tricking us into learning math.”
Mr. Brewer is clever because he is tricking us into writing a daily blog.