Sep 1, 2013

Blogging in September

First, I want to thank everyone for all of their support on my last post.  It was hard to hit Publish on that post, and it's not unlike to me to write out an emotional vent post only to leave it sitting in drafts forever.  All of your supportive comments made hitting that Publish button worth it.  I really love you all.

Second, a few of you pointed out, and I've noticed too, that I need to branch out from the book reviews and book chat posts, as great as those are.  Then, Megan, one of my favorite, cool people ever, shared this blog challenge with me.  It's like a Blog Every Day in May thing, but it's obviously September and she has some really inspiring post ideas in there.  I don't just want to puke out meaningless posts everyday, but I hope to really churn out some creative writing gold. Dream big, Jessica.  Also, this will coincide with the start of my Creative Writing workshop, which signifies the end is near in my degree....eeep.

So, here's the deal on that blog challenge if you're interested...




Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for fun photos from Pinterest, but don't forget to cite the source!)
Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered. 
Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.
Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)
Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.
Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.
Thursday, September 12: Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.
Friday, September 13: A self portrait
Monday, September 16: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)
Tuesday, September 17: A memory you would love to relive.
Wednesday, September 18: Only photos
Thursday, September 19: Creative writing day: write a (very short) fictional story that starts with this sentence: "To say I was dreading the dinner party would be the understatement of the century."
The story does not necessarily need to have a conclusion - you can leave your readers wishing for more!
Friday, September 20: React to this term: comfort. 
Monday, September 23: A "life lately" post. What you're up to, how you're feeling, how you're doing on your goals, etc. Bonus points for great photos!
Tuesday, September 24: Review a book, place, or product.
Wednesday, September 25: Write about a time you screwed up - a mistake you made. 
Thursday, September 26: Go to a coffee shop. Order a favorite drink. Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Or write about anything you'd like! Bonus points for including a photo from the coffee shop. (I recommend downloadingOmmwriter and bringing headphones along!) *if you can't make it to a coffee shop, at least leave your usual space and write someplace new.
Friday, September 27: An anonymous letter to your Facebook friends. Be as snarky as you'd like. (but don't include people's real names.) 
Monday, September 30: Share a photo of something old. Maybe something that has personal history for you, that was passed down to you, and that has special meaning to you. Tell us about it and why it's special.

Let me know if you choose to join.  I'd love to follow along with others as well. 

15 comments:

Anda Alexandra said...

I am in :D Jenni from Story of My Life convinced me :p

Megan Wade said...

Im so happy you're doing this! Even if you only pick a few days to join in on. I think it will be a big help breaking you out of the funk. Can't wait to read what you write :)

Erinn C.D. said...

I'll do some of blogtember for sure. I am not good at the 30 day challenges so I can't commit to all of it BUT it was really fun to do most of it in May. I'm excited to see what you have to say about these prompts :)

Kaity said...

I'm so excited about this! I've already got some of my posts lined up! :)

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I love this idea! I'm in!

Janelle Vannice said...

This is so fun! I'll be participating too! :)

melissa said...

This is so cool! I may steal a few of these post ideas, but I don't have time to do the whole challenge. Can't wait to see you around here more :)

Lauren Zimmerman said...

I'll be doing some Blogtember b/c I missed the beginning of everyday in May! See you hanging around! :)
-Lauren @ Going Green: Our Army Adventure

Kimberly said...

That's a great idea! I usually only blog about books, but it would be nice to write some posts that show my followers more of who I am as a person. I'm signing up!

Lindsey A said...

I'm going to try to do this, also. Good luck! I know I need it. =P

ohseems said...

Awesome, totally in [if I ever can remember to post!]

shrey said...

I'm in! Sounds like a fun month :)

Fran said...

oooh, I love this - I might be doing some of these posts, probably not all because that seems a little overwhelming right now haha

melissa said...

*10 years later*

I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG!! (I'm so late on this hi sorry!)

Megan C. Stroup said...

Have fun! I'm looking forward to seeing you more often on my Bloglovin' feed. :)

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