A while back, I asked for input on subject matter for the A to Z Challenge. I successfully completed the challenge last year, and with all my new circumstances - including spotty wifi - I wanted to attempt it again.
You may notice that I am posting neither daily, nor alphabetically!
I admit, I did not even get around to looking at the A to Z set-up page, but Brett did. He informed me that this year would be different: rather than a list of participating blogs, that required daily maintenance, everybody would simply link their A to Z posts through twitter or facebook. (Are you doing the challenge this year? Let me know in a comment.)
As an anonymous blogger, that poses a serious problem for me! I understand why they are doing it. Managing that challenge must be a huge pain when you have to verify every single blog every day. But I cannot remain anonymous and utilize social media! I decided that joining the challenge served no practical purpose for me this year.
Since my primary goal is to increase my writing frequency, and improve my writing, surely I can simply write every day!
You may notice that I have not posted regularly in April. Yes, things got in the way, taxes, a new work visa, job changes... All kinds of things left me under-motivated to plug into the blogosphere. Now that life is settling down - Again. For about the third time since we moved to China - I am going to challenge myself to write daily.
This may not always be blog writing, though. As I said, wifi is not always reliable. Also, some days I expect that I won't wish to sit at the computer in my down time. I have a lovely reading nook now, where I might simply journal in a notebook. That said, I will be a little more present here.
That is my intention. My challenge to myself. Not A to Z, and not themed. Some days may be a bit of a ramble through my thoughts. Read it or don't. Comment or not. If I can write every day for a month, I'll be happy!