Lately I have been having a hard time blogging. I love it. I love being able to write about whatever I want, and I love how there is no pressure. But I feel like lately I just can't come up with anything to write about. I have a half a dozen posts started that I have never posted, because I feel like they aren't good enough. I just want this blog to be for me. I have two toddlers, a husband and a dog that I am giving all of my energy and attention to, my whole purpose of starting this blog was to have something that's MINE. Over the course of the blog I have tried several things to get myself into writing more often and it just hasn't happened. I came across this blogging challenge, and decided this is what I need to get myself in the groove. If I can blog every day, or at least close to that, for a month, then maybe I can get what I want out of this blog. A little bit of alone time.
With baby #3 due any day now I'm not going into this thinking I will get 31 days straight, but with an outline of what I am writing about it will be a lot easier for me to find the time/motivation to take a few minutes to myself. This is supposed to be for the month of May, and I am starting in the middle of July. But that's just how I do things :) My way!
Day 1: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph... no one will be counting your words... probably)
Day 2: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?
Day 7: The thing(s) you're most afraid of
Day 8: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.
Day 11: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)
Day 13: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day - this could be "a photo an hour" if you'd like)
Day 16: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it
Day 17: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.
Day 21: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23: Things you've learned that school won't teach you
Day 24: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.
Day 27: A letter to your readers
Day 28: Only pictures
Day 29: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31: A vivid memory
So friends, if you are looking for some motivation for yourself, or want to learn a little bit more about me, come back often and check in. Leave a comment with a link to your post if you want, I LOVE to read about YOU! Wish me luck :)