In the lead-up to this week’s Mississippi Mondays post, I spent a lot of time detailing county maps for Mississippi (82 counties with 21 counties covered by existing blog theme posts), Kansas (105 counties with 22 counties covered), and North Carolina (100, including one consolidated city-county – Camden with 16 counties covered) to note where I had previously posted Mississippi Mondays, Kansas Tuesdays, and North Carolina Thursdays locations. My goal is to eventually cover all counties in those states which should take a while as that’s 287 county or city-county equivalents. A second goal is to spread the theme posts around each part of the state during the process of covering all the various counties. There are times I may cover a county that was previously mentioned.
I spend a lot of time deciding a post for the state themes. I sometimes will spend hours working on a post and save it for later which gets a bit intense if I had planned on scheduling it for the same day I worked on it. That’s not counting the times where I wasn’t getting a sense of what I should post for an upcoming state theme post. At other times, as soon as I see something, it’s an Aha! moment.
In looking at the post for Mississippi Mondays several hours ago, I noticed that Starkville and Mississippi State University, both in Oktibbeha County, as well as the county itself had not been covered. I attended Mississippi State University (MSU) decades ago for several semesters. I also visited Starkville as the campus got pretty boring at times. I was riding a bicycle, walking, or relying on a roommate to get to Starkville.