If it’s November…it’s Blog Like Crazy month!!! This is a month-long writing event created by Javacia Bowser, founder of the See Jane Write network, to encourage bloggers to exercise their writing muscles! I’ve participated in this challenge for the past two years and loved it, but I wasn’t sure about doing it again this year…until yesterday.
I was taking my pup Lucy on her morning walk and thinking about my week. I had just checked my emails before heading out the door with Lucy and saw one from Javacia with the subject line – “how to make the most of #bloglikecrazy.” A few months ago I didn’t think I would do this again but the closer it was getting to November, the more I found myself thinking about the challenge. I also found myself debating the pros and cons of participating and even talking about it out loud on my walk! Yes, Lucy looked at me like I was nuts but sometimes it helps to hear my thoughts out loud! Things like…what would I write about? What if ideas don’t come through for me this year like they have in the past? What am I afraid of, anyway???
One question kept popping up as I mulled all these questions over… did I have time to plan and write a blog post every single day in November? Seriously, we have a weekend get-together with friends in two weeks, Thanksgiving planning is underway and we are also planning a trip to the beach…not to mention the Christmas decorating that has to happen at the end of the month before my December cookie swap party. But the more I rolled that question around in my head the more laughable it became! I mean, I’m recently RETIRED! I have all sorts of time now, right?! Well…
This writing challenge was quickly becoming a personal challenge since I no longer have an 8-5 job and structure has pretty much gone out the window these past four month! Actually, I began to think that this would be a good way to introduce some sort of structure back into my life while doing something I love…writing and sharing my photography. So…here I go again…about to blog like crazy for the third time. You know what they say…third time is the charm! Here we go…!!!