Just what I needed — another blog challenge
I think I might be insane to even think about doing another challenge.
I’m already trying to continue my Project 366 and HooHaa 52 photo projects. On top of that, I have the HooHaa Holga Challenge I am dealing with. Add that in with my job search and dealing with two blogs that are not money generating, playing softball, fitting in some geocaching, a round or two of disc golf and other outdoorsy things and one might think I’m nuts.
But this was a little too interesting to pass up.
As I noted yesterday, I have been searching for some new blogs to read. I wanted some entertaining ones. That search brought me to We Work For Cheese.
The first post I saw was titled “The Post You’ll Wish You Never Read.”
Fact: The headline of that post is as true as can be.
It’s not that I don’t like the blog — I do. In fact, I’ll be trying to make it part of my normal blog reading. But that post — that evil post — is the one about this challenge.
I’ve never been much into blog challenges or “quick topics,” and by quick topics, I mean those blog posts where you are tagged by other bloggers and need to fill out some sort of questionnaire. Those might help me fill days at some point, though, so I should look into them.
Anyway, back to this post I wish I had never read…
See, the challenge is simple. Blog every day for 30 straight days, starting Friday (June 1). I thought to myself, heck, I’ve done that before and more than once. But, you see, this has a catch — the topics are pre-determined.
And some of ‘em aren’t easy.
Here’s the list:
- Day 1: Cheese
- Day 2: A roadblock
- Day 3: They played my song
- Day 4: Behind the wheel
- Day 5: Spiders
- Day 6: Pressure
- Day 7: Excess
- Day 8: Best friend
- Day 9: Magic carpet
- Day 10: The babysitter
- Day 11: A sense of accomplishment
- Day 12: In the kitchen
- Day 13: The other one
- Day 14: The short hairs
- Day 15: First place
- Day 16: Hanging out in the cemetery
- Day 17: The awkwardness of the common banana
- Day 18: Setting sail
- Day 19: Camels
- Day 20: Going solo
- Day 21: Favors I’d ask of Satan
- Day 22: Like there’s no tomorrow
- Day 23: Stiletto heels
- Day 24: Roast or toast another blogger
- Day 25: Worst Christmas ever
- Day 26: An intervention
- Day 27: Side of the road
- Day 28: The turning point
- Day 29: Breaking the rules
- Day 30: It could have been worse
Now, realize this — there aren’t any rules.
That means there’s no word requirements. The post can be a photo or as short as one word. Maybe I will write a bajillion words. It’s all good (though, if I wrote a bajillion words, I don’t think somebody would read it).
The only catch is that the blog owner, Nicky, has forewarned that she will make fun of participants in their comments, should the need arise. That’s OK though, because comments are comments, no? And we all like getting comments!
So, I’m going to give this a go. Realize that I might write some fiction and I might mix some other things in with these (see Earl). I’ve actually though about making Earl a major part of this blog challenge, but I’m going to basically do this all on the fly as I go along. So who knows.
All I know is I think I’m crazy.
The even crazier part? There are times when there will be more than one post per day. See, I don’t plan on axing some of my regular features (Snapshot Saturday etc.), though I might try and mix a few of them.
I have a few hopes for what I can gain from this challenge:
- That I find some more excellent blogs to read on a regular basis;
- Have fun;
- Finish the challenge;
- And to not hate cheese by the end of the challenge.
If you are a blogger, you still have a chance to check out the challenge and sign up before things get rolling June 1.
Or, if you’re smart, you might not read that post.
If you do, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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