Monday, 1 October 2012

31 Days

Last year, I had this great idea that I would write a series for the month of October on being Fearless. It was great in theory. Reality was a different matter. Fearless was my word. But in the midst of walking the journey I couldn't find a way to say the things that were stirring in my heart. It was too deep and didn't even make much sense to me at the time. So October came and went and despite my intentions to write for thirty-one straight days, I didn't.

Since my return in July, I am struggling to find where this blog is going and what it's about. I also struggle with consistency. Generally I write whenever the mood strikes me and then go for long stretches without anything. Like I've said previously, the hardest part is starting. Now that I have, the next thing is to keep going, to get fresh ideas and produce...oh the dreaded word - content!

But I want to be about more than just churning out content. I want to say things because they are meaningful and important to me. The possibility of encouraging others is just an added bonus.

So this year I've decided that the 31 Days series may be just the thing I need to find my voice. To find and define a purpose and identity for this blog. And maybe there will be some space-fillers in that time but I can't over-think it too much. I just need to jump in and do it. I'm hoping to get a little bit of quality out of a season of quantity. I don't know what I'm going to say, it's still a mystery to me. Maybe a theme will emerge but I'm going into this with nothing planned other than saying something about anything every day for the rest of the month. No matter how it turns out, it should be fun!

Never heard of the 31 days series? Go here to read more about it. And here is a whole bunch of people who are writing for 31 days too.


  1. I do the same thing with long stretches of nothing, only writing when the mood hits. I'm sure there will be some days where the last thing I want to do is write during this month, but I'l just have to grin and bear it! :) I'm so excited you're doing the 31 days too!

  2. I right with you, I'm pretty sure there'll be plenty of days when writing will be the last thing I want to do! Thanks for coming over :)

  3. Hello, my name is Christie and I noticed your button while scrolling through Nester's list of 31 days bloggers. I really love it and haven't been able to figure out where or how to just make a simple circle button. So that's my question: could you tell me how you did it? Thanks so much!!