Still here

So, remember that 100 day blogging challenge. Well.  Whoops.

But, dear readers, I do still exist, and am currently reworking this blog’s brand and direction.  Stay tuned!

Advertisements

My Blogging Booster-Shot

I have realized that I’ve had this blog since May, and only produced five posts.  Two of which were re-posts… sad.

I didn’t start with any direction or vision for my blog – another irresponsible act – but instead started just so I could have something creative in my life.  And of course, without a purpose to my writing, my creative muscles have atrophied. I need a blogging booster-shot!

So, I challenge myself to 100 days of blogging!

100 day blog challenge - landscape

100 posts in 100 days.  Starting now.

And because creativity works best when there are some constraints…

The Rules:

  1. I must post something every day for the next 100 days.
  2. At least 75% of my posts must be my own original content.  Which means those tempting, “lazy,” reposts can only happen once a week.
  3. The challenge will run from July 20th through October 28th… coincidentally the day before my 31st birthday. (More on that significance later.)

The Goals:

  • Define a vision and theme for my content.  What am I really trying to say, here?
  • Structure my long-term posting schedule.  How many days a week… Do I have a theme per day…?
  • Learn some new blogging skills… customizing my page; mastering some graphic design principles…things beyond the act of writing.
  • I wish I could say “find my writing voice,” but that seems like it’s always going to be a work in progress.  What about… improve my writing voice?  Too vague?  I really have no where to go but up in that department.  How about so long as my voice is true to myself, we’ll call it good?  I guarantee I will experiment along the way, but if by the end of these few months I can read my posts and see myself in them, I’ll be happy.

So there we have it.  Gauntlet thrown. Adventure awaits!

I am not a blogger.

Have I always wanted to start a blog?  No.  Actually, there was very long time frame when I was vehemently against them.  But, as with most things in my life, curiosity has gotten the better of me, and I feel the pull to try it out.

I do not have a plan for where this blog is going – I figure it’s an experiment.  An adventure.  A path that will reveal my writing voice, and hopefully tap into something that you’d be interested in reading.

Until then.