Friday, July 31, 2009

My August Self-Challenge

My blogging life has been nearly nonexistent recently. April, May June, and (as of today) July have been averaging a post every 2-3 days down from my year-ago average of at least one a day. Now, I could blame it on Facebook...or Twitter...the summer season distraction...or some other excuse.

To be honest, I just haven't had much to say mainly because I have been strictly in "survival mode" around here while DaHubby starts the second and final year of his degree program. I've spent each waking moment keeping up and hanging on and have had very little time to myself for contemplation and/or development of ideas/thought.

Now, I am looking at the end of summer and the beginning of kindergarten for Flicka in 5 1/2 weeks. I stink at change and this one has had me panicked for most of 2009.

But, I miss it. I miss feeling creative. I miss writing. And, I feel like I let blogging go too easily without thinking about how much I enjoy it. And, now that I have Facebook to keep my family and friends more up-to-date, I can get back to writing posts about deeper than the everyday things.

I ran across the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) challenge a while back. At the time, it didn't seem like a big deal. One post per day for one month? So what?! But, now it seems like a long, steep trail. But, I'm taking it for the month of August. One step per day for 31 days which will hopefully get me back in the writing mode.

Anyone up for a hike?


sara said...

sure, I'll give it a try.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I've done it twice before and it's been great for getting back in the groove of writing. Go for it!

Unashamed said...

For August? Have I missed any days yet? Seriously, I know what you mean about being in survivalmode. It has seriously taken its toll on blogging. I have been writing, btw, just not making it public. Maybe I'll share some of it soon...