January 4, 2009.
That’s the first time I posted on this blog.
My last proper post was over a year ago.
So what happened?
Basically, I lugged a big old Writer’s Block onto my desk and left it there.
But I’m not going into all of that.
If you want to know the hows and whys of my unceremonious end to blogging, check out this guest post I wrote for my boy Shydel’s blog.
Now, let’s start anew.
Today, this guy I know named Erik Parker told me that he was doing a writing challenge for himself this month. (He’s a halfway decent writer so I listen to him occasionally).
He’s committed to doing thirty blog posts in thirty days.
Sounds scary right?
That’s why I told him I’d be joining him.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Do something everyday that scares you.”
I’ve always loved that quote. Mostly because I couldn’t imagine doing it. But here I am, agreeing to do something I don’t want to do because it’s too scary.
An hour after posting about this challenge on Twitter, I had FIFTY people signing up with me to join the challenge and blog for 30 days straight.
That’s when I went from scared to petrified.
What if I fail and give up?
What if all my blog posts suck?
I just scrolled up and re-read this post.
And I hate it.
This is the reason why I stopped blogging. I felt like I had nothing left to say. I couldn’t think of a single thing to write about and had no energy to try.
And those are the exact same reasons I’m coming back–at least for the next 30 days.
Do you have a dormant blog you need to revive? Have you put off blogging because you don’t know what to say? Do you call yourself a writer and then write more Tweets and FB posts instead of actual writing?
Join me. Set up a blog. Dust off the blog you have. Recommit yourself to the one you write for sporadically.
Do you need to write every day for 30 days? Could you benefit from it?
Join me. I’ll be right here every day through September 1st.
Where will you be?