A Personal Blog Challenge

I joined the 2013 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and wrote 26 blog posts, one for each letter of the alphabet from April 1 through April 30, 2013 (Sundays off). The theme I chose was “important people in my life.” I learned I could write on a schedule and stick to a theme. The challenge was fun, enjoyable, and did not seem difficult.

I skipped the 2014 A to Z Blog Challenge; but, the idea of writing 26 blog posts on a theme stayed with me. What about setting a personal challenge? How about writing 26 posts on a theme in any month? I don’t need to wait for April to join the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. After more thought, the idea for a personal challenge turned into a challenge to write 26 blog posts on each of 26 themes over 26 months, a total of 676 posts.

Initially, I thought of one theme for each letter of the alphabet. For each theme, I began a list of 26 post ideas, one for each letter of the alphabet. On further reflection, I abandoned the alphabet criterion in favor of selecting themes that come to mind. I set August 1, 2014 as the challenge start date.

By beginning my personal challenge on Friday, August 1, 2014, I will finish on Friday, September 30, 2016l.

The blog challenge commitment serves several purposes the most significant of which is forcing me to write and post on a schedule. The challenge causes me to seek a balance between writing and other projects I am working on.

I am curious to know who is in my balcony willing to cheer me on. Anyone?

0 thoughts on “A Personal Blog Challenge

  1. Annis Cassells

    Darn tootin’! You KNOW I’m here! Looking forward to reading your posts. AND, I’m ever impressed by your determination and diligence. “D to the 3rd power!” Love you. xoA

  2. Marie Parks

    I usually prefer the stage, but joining your fans in the balcony is where I want to be! ; )
    Admiringly (is that a word?),

  3. Lynne Rosenstein

    As one of your biggest fans, I look forward to reading your blog. And as an accomplished procrastinator, I will take vicarious pleasure in your commitment.


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