I will admit it. One of my true personal short-comings is procrastination. As you can tell, I don’t blog as often as others. Mostly, because I have a full-time job and a full life that keeps me pretty busy. However, I do believe that you will always make time for things that are important to you, no matter how busy you claim to be. It’s a matter of staying focused, so I’ve decided that this is an area in which I could improve upon. When I heard about The Ultimate Blog Challenge a year or so ago, I shot it down quickly pleading lack of time when really it was a lack of motivation. I want to change that starting today, the first official day of the challenge.
I’ve decided that I was going to use this opportunity to do something different and hopefully fun for you, dear reader. My focus is usually on the subject of travel and inspiration; I will still write about that but I want to step out even further and perhaps share other aspects of my personality. I like to write poetry, short story scenarios, and opinion pieces in addition to writing about my love of travel.
My plan is to share past works of mine so that you can get to know me better on a more personal and creative level. I figured this would be THE opportunity for you to get to know me better, so I look forward to hearing from you and what brings joy to your life as well. BTW, if you feel that you can benefit similarly, I invite you to join me in this quest. What have we got to lose? Besides procrastination, I mean?
First, what is it? It is the brainchild of two blogging experts, Michelle Shaeffer and Michele Scism who discovered that putting bloggers to the challenge helped them to become more consistent, connected and motivated to succeed. When does the challenge that place? Every January, April, July and October!
If you miss this month’s (July), get a fresh start in October. They do allow you to write drafts and save them for publication later. I want to be mostly spontaneous, so I plan to write the majority of my posts “off the cuff” every day with the exception of prior works that I want to share with you. Who can participate? Anyone who runs a blog! So, what’s the process? I’ll let our hosts tell you: