It’s May 31st, and I’ve made it through the Blog-A-Day Challenge on Blog Book Tours. I’ve earned bragging rights: I only missed one day, because I was down in Woodstock taking care of my granddaughters and didn’t get back till midnight. But since there are 31 days in May, I figure I’ve still blogged for an entire month – after all, most months have only 30 days.
This daily blogging has done wonders for my writing chops. It’s been like what jazz musicians used to refer to as “woodshedding” – just holing up alone and honing your craft. It’s also paid unexpected dividends in terms of things I’ve done less of.
THANKS TO THE BLOG-A-DAY CHALLENGE, I’VE DONE LESS:
- Eating – I even skipped lunch yesterday, and that’s unheard of!
- Drinking – my wine consumption has decreased considerably (not that it was a problem, but wine has lots of calories).
- Television watching – my favorite shows are on summer reruns, and I’d rather spend evenings blogging.
- Computer solitaire – Spider no longer has such addictive allure.
- Shopping – fewer trips to the malls and less spending. Here at my computer, I don’t need fancy clothes.
Thanks to Dani for being such a demanding taskmistress, and congratulations to my cronies in the Blog-A-Day Challenge who’ve also made it through. We all deserve to celebrate today, especially since it’s Sunday, a day of rest. I’ll probably spend the afternoon in the garden – after I check Facebook and Twitter.
Yesterday I worked on my static pages: I added “A Message from Julie” and the first chapters of both my novels. Check them out – I’d love your feedback.
Blog-A-Day folks, what has this challenge done for you?