Summer Blogging Challenge

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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!! 

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15 Responses

  1. CJR says:

    oh sure! Sounds like fun. I also want to get to know my readers and I kinda did one of these in the past but didn’t complete it because there wasn’t much participation. I don’t just want them to know me, I want to get to know them as well!
    CJR @ The Mami Blog

  2. SAPsMaMa says:

    I would be interested, I’ve cut back on my reviews and giveaways to give me time to put up more content posts,but have felt unmotivated so have had little updatees 🙁 I need something to help prompt me 🙂 what do I need to sign up?

  3. Brittney says:

    I am interested! Feel free to email me any details!

  4. Not sure I can keep up… but I’m interested! 🙂

  5. chels says:

    I’d like to give it a try 🙂

  6. Definitely interested! crunchyfarmbaby @ gmail . com

  7. Sarah says:

    I’ll give it a try. Sounds interesting!

  8. Hannah R says:

    I’m interested! I’ve just started to blog (again) and have been trying to find ways to make sure I write at least a little something every few days…this would be an awesome idea!

  9. I would love to give this a try with you as well 🙂

  10. I want in! I’ve seen other bloggers doing this and it really looks like fun! Will you email the topic or do we need to go look for it each day?

  11. I’d love to do this as well. I got your newsletter yesterday and was really excited because I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing! I just finished this semester and would love to dedicate more time to the blog!

  12. Connie says:

    If I had to post daily, you would hear a whole lot of crankiness. lol Hi, I’m a new GFC friend. Would love if you stop by, and be mine too.

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