Crossing the Finish Line–Lessons Learned During #VDM30in30

Legend has it that, following the Athenian victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, a runner named Philippides ran 26.2 miles back to Athens, announced the victory, and promptly died of exhaustion.  That legend, which I recall being in my high school history book, is inaccurate at best, and historians believe that it stems from the story of Pheidippides, who ran from Athens to Sparta in two days to call the Spartans to war against Persia.

As Jonathon Frappier said earlier this month, “Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint.” A 30 day blog challenge good pacing to avoid burnout and commitment to power through when you hit that creative wall.

This post will be post number 30 for November, and I will officially be dragging myself across the finish line for the VDM30in30 challenge.  I feel that I’ve grown as a writer and a technologist during this event.

I’d like to thank Eric Wright (@discoposse), Melissa Palmer (@vmiss33) and Jonathan Frappier (@jfrappier) for putting this together, Angelo Luciani (@AngeloLuciani) for helping to aggregate all the content, and everyone who participated in this event.

I hope you enjoyed my posts during November, and please feel free to let me know what you thought on Twitter or by email.

PS – I never did get around to writing fiction set in the Virtual Design Master universe.  Fiction writing is a completely different beast, and it requires a lot more planning than technical blog posts.