So, as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post I have embarked on a 28 day blog writing challenge. This is probably the busiest month that I have had for the last year, if not longer, I have my fingers in many pies and they are getting sticky, so why, why, why would I add something else into the mix? Isn’t that just stupid?!
Quite simply, I love to write.
I may not be a brilliant writer, I may not say things that people want to hear, that isn’t what this is about though. It is about nurturing my own spirit, which becomes so much more important when I am this busy. It is so easy to lose myself in everyday life, as I’m sure it is for you too. I work for and with a lot of strong people and when I am acting I step into someone else’s world, I don’t want to wake up one day in April when the curtain has come down in a sad heap with nothing of me remaining.
So when I saw that Lotte Lane was running a 28 day blog challenge, I thought that this was a perfect opportunity to give me some time everyday to focus on me, on my opinions, my life and my writing. I don’t know Lotte personally but I have worked with her husband, David and I have a huge amount of respect for him as a person, writer and facilitator, so that has immediately given me trust in Lotte and her process, from what I know so far she is a bubbly, nurturing, tenacious person and I am excited to get to know her better.
Lotte’s first Come Blog With Me post very nicely, and funnily, articulates all the things that stand in the way of posting a blog post:
What I hope to get out of writing every day:
- Unblock myself so I’m writing regularly, I find barriers too easily and then time goes by and it no longer seems appropriate to write
- I want to give thought to how coherent/incoherent my blog needs to be and try to figure out who I am blogging for is it just me?
- I love to write and find it a useful way to crystallise my thoughts instead of swirling into a whirlwind of emotions.
- Often I don’t write because I am worried about who I might offend. Will my blog be bad for my reputation or affect my potential work if I am honest about things? I hope to understand this a bit better by tackling a large range of topics and styles.
- I am busy at the moment and I’m worried that I won’t find time to write if I don’t have the structure that I need so I don’t feel like I am a paper bag being blown around on other people’s agendas.
- I want to connect with other people online, and Come Blog With Me gives me a supportive group of people. If you have done a similar challenge I would love to hear about it.
I may be stupid for setting myself such an intensive challenge, but my spirit is thanking me right now.
I would be really interested to know why you write, have you ever been involved in a blogging challenge? If so what did you get out of it? Why did you embark on it in the first place?