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Dropping off the Face of the Earth

Well. Ahem…. I kind of disappeared there for a while, didn’t I? <awkward blush>

I think I kind of lost my blogging mojo. I had plenty of things to say– I’d think up these fantastic blog posts I was going to write–but never at times when I could actually sit down and write them. Then when I had time I’d open the computer and….blank. Nothing. Extreme writers block. Everything else in my life that needed attention would be there–but not anything for blogging.

To say that I miss blogging is an understatement. Of course I still blog professionally, but that’s not what I mean. Blogging about deals is a nice job, but it isn’t quite the same as blogging about my hopes and dreams, my experiences, my failures, my faith and my life. It just isn’t the same. And I long to express those things more. I even find that when I’m taking time to write about my personal life, that my professional blogging not only gets better, it becomes more dynamic and takes on new life. The problem becomes that after a long abscence, it becomes harder and harder to get started again. What do I say? How do I explain where I’ve been? Why would anyone care? It’s probably even more daunting to re-start blogging than it was to start blogging in the first place.

So to kick myself in the rear, I’m signing on to a 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Every day for thirty days I’ll have a pre-assigned blogging task to accomplish. I don’t have to worry about what to write about–that’s already determined for me. I just answer the challenges daily. I’m hopeful this will kick my blogging mojo back into gear, and help me re-develop that inner voice that I loved so much!

If you’ve got a blog yourself, I encourage you to join in with me. If you don’t blog, why not do something similar via Facebook?

Here’s the 30 Day Challenge:

•Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
•Day 02- The meaning behind your blog name
•Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
•Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
•Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
•Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
•Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
•Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
•Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
•Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
•Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
•Day 12- How you found out about blogging and why you started blogging
•Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
•Day 14- A picture of you and your family
•Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
•Day 16- Another picture of yourself (baby pic!)
•Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
•Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
•Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
•Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
•Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
•Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
•Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
•Day 24- A letter to your parents
•Day 25- What I would find in your bag
•Day 26- What you think about your friends
•Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
•Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
•Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned?
•Day 30- Who are you?

So now, off to write Day One. Let me know if you’re going to join in!

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