Thursday, March 21, 2013

A to Z April challenge

I'm excited and intimidated by this year's challenge. I haven't been blogging as regularly as I would like and the A to Z challenge forces me to be a more consistent blogger. On the other hand, I worry about running out of things to say or somehow coming up short on being interesting or read-worthy.

I'm not sure I've yet found my blogger's "voice". My blogs tend to be fairly personal about what is going on within my world and I wonder if that has enough of a universal appeal to keep readers wanting to come back. Do I need a "hook"? A gimmick? I always want to be authentic. I don't want to hide anything--even the unsavory aspects of what I do and why I do them. That's the thing about becoming a more self aware human: one often finds out one's motives for things aren't always altruistic and are sometimes downright selfish and self-serving.

Nevertheless I will leap with both feet into next month's blogging challenge and know that I will enjoy it and stress about it and maybe even pull at my hair sometimes due to coming up blank on topics. I will also learn more about myself and others through reading their blogs and will come out in May better for it.

Happy blogging!


  1. Good luck with the challenge, I'm sure it'll come to you, maybe write a few advance posts? That might help a bit.

    I've signed up, I'm looking forward to reading lots of bloggers. Just hope I can keep up with reading and writing.

  2. Good luck with the challenge. I look forward to reading what you come up with.

    Stefani @ Dreams of Nyssa

  3. Oh, my, can I relate to this post. I have written, gained and lost readers, and I guess I have decided... I write for myself, and I just hope others enjoy. I wish you the best on your blogging, and will enjoy seeing what you write.


  4. Brand new follower here, just stopping by as an A to Z Challenge Co-Host, so: nice to meet you, Mary!

  5. We are a new follower too, and looking forward to reading more on the A-Z :)

  6. You'll find your voice - I think you have a great start!

    Popped in from AtoZ.


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