The ladies who host the blog hop Ketchup With Us – Michele at ODNT and Mel at According to Mags – had an idea for a challenge. They asked bloggers to write some “listy-type” posts during the month. They went a step further and decided to write one a day, for the entire month. I thought I’d try to keep up. Was it exhausting? Sure, at times. But it was also a lot of fun. And so this final blog post for the blog posts by number challenge, is the…
Four Reasons I Wanted to Do the Ketchup With Us Blog Posts By Number Challenge
1) I love the Ketchup With Us ladies, Mel and Michele. Though I don’t know these two ladies – I have never met them – I follow them on Twitter, and I follow their blogs. They make me smile and laugh daily with their blog posts and tweets. To be involved in something they created was an honour.
2) I felt inspired. I was having writer’s block and needed some inspiration. I started my blog in January and feel like I burst out of the gate with lots of ideas, but then I slowed down. I felt like I wasn’t writing enough, and that “You haven’t met your posting goal this week” reminder from WordPress was a little frustrating. This challenge came at the perfect time. Instead of wondering what to write about, as soon as I heard about the challenge I began frantically writing lists. That was a good thing.
3) I wanted to keep up with writing every single day. If I didn’t keep up with writing every single day, I would be letting myself down. After all, I took on this challenge, and I don’t like to fail. I do love writing, and even though I’ve been working every day for over a month – an unforeseen situation – it’s been nice to do some of what I love every day…even if some of my posts were a little “rushed”.
4) I thought it would be a good way to expose some things about myself. How else would you know about my encounter with a knife-wielding maniac in France? Or about my obsession with good oral hygiene? Or about my “issues” with birds?
And so I would like to thank Michele and Mel for this challenge, and I hope there will be more in the future. Thirty posts in a month. Whew! I’m tired, but it was so worth it.