The girls at The Secret to Success is Support have hosted a Back to Blogging challenge this week. As I’m pretty much overwhelmed with, well, LIFE right now, I thought I’d condense their week into one post for today.
If you’ve done the SITS challenge – or if you want to play along today – please leave your link in the comments, so I can see what you’ve done!
Monday’s post: Re-upload the first post you ever wrote on your blog.
My first post was called, “I’m Just Sayin’” and it started like this:
“Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.”
When I read that, I thought, “Yep, that’s it. That’s why I need a blog.”
Now, I should admit at this point that for the last several months, about 47 different things have made me stop and say, “And that’s why I need a blog.”
Tuesday’s post: Re-upload a post you wish more people had read and explain why it was important to you.
I’ve written two posts about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk, and both years I was – honestly – disappointed in the response. This cause is so important to me, and I had hoped my readers would get involved, too. (2008 post and 2009 post)
Writing through my daughter’s birth story was therapeutic to me, and I’d love for my newer readers to check it out.
I’ve managed to wean myself off of Grey’s Anatomy since writing, “You Should Cut Me,” but the connection I have to this scene, this speech is still just as strong today as it was a year ago.
Wednesday’s post: Re-upload a post with a title that you are particularly proud of and explain why.
There’s nothing ironic about show choir. This post was (obviously) about Glee, and while I can’t take credit for writing this brilliant line, I can enjoy the many, many searches that bring people to my blog. Thank you, Glee writers.
What I Have in Common with Nacho Libre: One of my goals for this blog is to present an honest look into an imperfect life. And what better way to do that than a)compare myself to a ridiculous Jack Black character and b)confess my love for stretchy [maternity] pants?
Safety Tips for Shopping with a Baby or Toddler: This one was just smart titling. It may not be clever or witty, but by George, it makes Google happy. So there’s that.
Thursday’s post: Write a new post about a woman who inspires you.
Umm, yeah, I didn’t do this. But I will tell you that my friend Mandy ran a marathon a week ago. And not only did she run the ENTIRE thing, but she said she’d love to do it again! I’m pretty sure that means she’s crazy, but she inspires me, too.
Friday’s post: As your last assignment to jump start your return to blogging, write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way?
Good news [for me]. I’ve already written about this. Check out It Just Happened and When Blog Friends Become Real Friends.
And now for a question: Would you be interested in listening to me talk, ramble, blather on a podcast? (No, I’m not telling you a topic or a timeframe or any details at all. I’m just asking if you’d like to hear my voice in your ear.) No need to make me sad with all the reasons you wouldn’t, but if you WOULD be interested, would you please say so in the comments? Thanks. You’re a peach.
Have you ever participated in a blog challenge? What do you do when YOU have writer’s/blogger’s block? Any good plans for the weekend?