Tony Hung asks “What’s It Like to Blog After Staying Up For Almost 42 Consecutive Hours” and then answers the question himself:
So, what’s it like blogging after being awake for almost 42 straight hours?
I guess its different for everyone.
My experience is that I ramble (look how long it took me to get to this part!). I find that its hard to put words together in a way that makes sense. There are periods that are punctuated by episodes of particular lucidness. Sometimes its followed by worry over what I’ll need to do the next day. Finding the right words can get difficult. Its like trying to grab water from a stream, only your hands feel like a sieves.
Metaphors get mixed up. Similes get smacked around. Spelling mistakes and grammatical errors become sparring partners who pummel you with relentless ease. Distraction beckons with every stray thought, and overwhelming fatigue is the fuel which makes it into an overpowering force of nature. Motivation takes a back seat to every conceivable want, while logic and coherence become mere annoyances to getting your thoughts down on proverbial paper.
Oh … did I tell you that its kind of hard?
Blogging at full strength requires different parts of your brain working in harmony; I suspect blogging while extremely sleep deprived creates funny creations that don’t often make sense. Who knows what I’ll think once I wake up in a few hours and read this. Rambling drivel or interesting peek into a bloggers life?
Tony is the editor of the Blog Herald and blogger at his own blog, Deep Jive Interests, as well as a third year resident in Internal Medicine, married with a child. He worked a very long, never-ending shift, awake for 42 hours. Then he started blogging.
He asks his readers if they have ever tried blogging after days with little or no sleep, and many have responded.
If you have experience blogging with little or no sleep for days on end, do you have tips for Tony and others on how to get through your obligation blogging, work, or life without sleep?
I figure this is good preparation for the upcoming Blogathon 2007, 24 hours of constant blogging on July 28 for bloggers around the world raising money for their favorite charities? Will you be participating? How are you planning to stay away for 24 hours?
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