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Recently, I’ve tried to regulate my blogging by creating specific post ideas for each day. I started Wordless Wednesdays & Free Write Friday but I found that one of those days would came and go before I even realized I had missed it. I know it may sound funny but as a stay at home mom and freelance photographer, I’m used to having an open, flexible schedule. My hubby (J Grizl) is also blessed to have a pretty flexible schedule because he and his 2 partners run a few online businesses and really have a great thing going between them. Sometimes I honestly don’t realize what day of the week it is since we don’t fit in to the M-F lifestyle.
I’ve seen the 30 days of blogging challenges out there and I think those are a great idea. I however, take much longer to develop habits sometimes, especially when I’m working hard to do well so I want to push myself to write a blog post every day. I’m aiming for these posts to be aside from my regular posting but as long as I get a post a day, I’ll still be happy. =) I plan to begin June 1st and will go until August 31st, maybe longer if anyone else hops on board. We will start with random prompts I’ve collected over the past week or so via the 30 days type of lists and independent blogs. Some prompts will be general questions and such and some may be more personal or require more detail. I’m going to answer them freely and hope that I won’t be judged for anything I may state as my opinion.
I must also confess that I just really don’t want this blog to be impersonal. I know it may be the style of other bloggers to keep their children’s names secret, not show photos and stick to talking about what they do (sewing, cloth diapering, cooking, recycling, gardening, etc) rather than who they are. When I started my first blog, it began as a journal and turned into a way for family and friends to keep updated with my life. Lately, that blog has been more of a ghost town in the post department and I don’t think I can manage two blogs. This one has taken off well and I know there are a few new friends keeping up with me that I’ve met through our recent cloth diapering events so I want to really give it a go.
Anyone interested in following along with the challenge?? I’ll be sending the prompts out weekly and you’ll always have next week’s in case you like to schedule your posts ahead of time. =) Join our group on Facebook to get all the details and stay informed!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/444722625556244/