When life sends you lemons it’s time to make lemonade! Today has been a bit of a bumpy day for one reason or another. So I feel really glad that I have a new challenge coming up.
If you have been following my blog you may know that I began writing every day because of a challenge. Last November I was asked if I would try to write a blog a day for 30 days. Part way through that challenge I realised I was inspired so much by what I was doing that I wanted a bigger target. That’s why I’m still writing after a year of blogging every day. As I’ve chatted to people about what got me off and running with my writing I’ve discovered there are lots more people like me. I have stopped and started quite a few times. Somehow the consistency never seemed to happen.
Until I got the right challenge for me. Now I can’t go to sleep if I haven’t done my blog. And I look for every opportunity to do more writing. I scribble away at bits and pieces whenever I get a chance in the day. I don’t know what these scraps will turn into but I love that I’m catching my thoughts somehow. Recently my lovely fellow writer Emma suggested that it was time for another challenge. Would it be possible to run a blog challenge so people would be inspired to try to write for a period of time? It got me thinking. The idea got me excited. As it ticked away in the back of my mind I was already saying yes, yes, yes.
As with all things inspired both my brain and my Guides wouldn’t let it rest. What a wonderful idea. Find a group of people and help them to find their writing voice.
Last week as I was trying to go to sleep the whole plan came together in my mind. Then when I mentioned it to several people I got a very positive response. It seems my plan has potential. Over the last few days I’ve been working on the nuts & bolts of how I could offer this dare out to everyone. Now I have it all organised because today I needed a positive distraction from some less than positive news. That’s one of the benefits of an intuitive approach. Distractions that produce a positive outcome are everywhere. They work to give me time to process and deal with less positive things.
So what am I setting up? I will be creating a Facebook group for 30 people to join. Anyone who joins will be able to post their writing to the group with the aim of doing a piece every day for 28 days. I will read all the posts and encourage comments and feedback. So I will also post hints and tips to help everyone keep going. I am hoping that by the end of the challenge everyone will have done at least four blog length pieces they can use. Anyone can join in. They don’t have to have a blog already. It’s really about the willingness to write. I’m looking forward to people finding their own voices. And to reading some great content. It all starts on the first of January!
Day 381 of my blogging challenge.