Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day One

There are a lot of reasons why I blog so much less frequently these days.  I'm busy, I wonder what anyone would want to read about, Facebook, I can't get motivated, etc.  Whether it's a term paper or a book chapter or a letter or a blog post, the empty page is daunting.

Here's what occurred to me recently, though:  Although I'm an author, I'm not really a writer.  Know why?  Because writers write.

So I've taken a challenge from my friend at www.lisaspence.com to blog for 21 days straight no matter what, to put words to paper every day for 21 days, to write something--anything--long enough to push through the resistance.  If she can do it, I can do it, right?

It's actually very consistent with a tool that I've used many times in my life.  The idea is that if you have a dream and you do something every day toward your dream, you really might see your dream come true.  I can't even tell you how many times I've taken that on and how many times it has made the difference between good intentions and real results.

So . . . the next 21 days on wonderfullyflawed might be really inane.  Who knows?  That's not the point.  I still ask myself a lot, though, "What would someone who shows up on this site want to read about?"  So if you want to suggest a topic, I promise I'll take it on, one way or another.  Otherwise, you'll probably be at the mercy of whatever I'm thinking about on any given day.  Let's see what happens . . .

5 comments:

Jenny C said...

So excited to hear (read) what you have to say over the next few weeks. I want to blog more too but get stumped over what people might be interested I reading also. Maybe I should take on the task?

Trisha said...

Jenny, you should!

Jenny C said...

Okay! I'll start tomorrow and give you credit :)

Crystal said...

My personal opinion, its YOUR blog. You write what YOU WANT to write. What happend that day, a memory you had, your opinion on a matter. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO WRITE. People will read because they LOVE YOU and want to see YOU through your writings. Its not about what you think other might want to read or what you think they want you to write about, this Blog is about YOU. That what matters. I want to read what ever it is you write about. Others too. I promise.

Jenny C said...

Crystal, I think you should do this too! I'd love to read about your day to day thoughts or ideas or excitements, or challenges.

Can't wait to read what y'all have to say. Whatever it is ;)