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WordCount Blogathon 2013: Last Post


The WordCount Blogathon 2013 is over! It’s time to assess:

  • My personal goal was to start blogging again. ACCOMPLISHED
  • The Blogathon challenge was 30 posts in 30 days. I managed 29 posts in 30 days. So I’m going to give myself a PASS.
  • I babbled. I did some soul searching. I racked my brain for post ideas. I got lazy and posted music videos and movie trailers. I went to bed late every night. I had some guests. I learned how to create a wordcloud.

Overall, I had a great time. Thank you to Michelle Rafter of WordCount for running this event.

What have you learned from blogging? Is there a type of post you enjoy reading more than all others? Is posting music videos, movie trailers and wordclouds a cop out?


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Ready To Give Up


“Mountain Climber” by Sura Nualpradid

The WordCount 2013 Blogathon is winding down and I can’t wait. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Crazy! Especially for a woman who hadn’t blogged in months. I’m ready to put an end to it tonight except that I can see the Finish Line: I have 5 posts to go (I owe you guys one since I skipped one day when I went to the CanWrite! Conference 2013.)

Here I am writing this post basically about nothing because I’m out of ideas. For 25 of the last 26 days, I’ve winged every post. I don’t have time to think about them during the day and I haven’t had time to plan any so I’ve sat down and asked: “What do I feel like writing about tonight?” It usually started with one idea and turned into something completely different such as “I’ll write about what a great little stylist BabyGirl is” and that became Western Canada, Here I Come. So my mind wanders. Shrug.

Last night I read a post, Doing Short Stories, Novel and Blog All At Once, Oh, My!, by Linda Adams, who was a guest blogger here last week, about taking on writing challenges and how difficult but necessary it is to get organized. I know what she means.

Do you have any post ideas for me? How do you get organized when you take on personal writing challenges? What’s your next challenge?

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The 2013 WordCount Blogathon


As mentioned in my June 1st post (Well, it was still June 1st out west when I pushed the Publish button), I’m participating in the 2013 WordCount Blogathon organized by Michelle V. Rafter. I thought today I should explain what it is. The 2013 WordCount Blogathon is a challenge to post every day in June. Yes, this should have probably been my first post in the challenge. Oh, well.

Unfortunately, I can’t remember who in my WANA112 group (A social media group for writers created by Kristen Lamb-social media jedi and sea monkey trainer. Her words, not mine. Go check her out.) mentioned it, but Thank you very much! If you want to see the list of bloggers who have taken up the challenge click here. These bloggers talk about everything: business, food, gardening, health, fitness, lifestyle, media, news, politics, parenting, personal interest, general interest, spirituality, technology, and writing.

There are also going to be some theme days like tomorrow’s (Well, out west June 5th is still tomorrow.) My 5 Favorite Apps. I have no idea what to say on that, but I’ll think of something. On June 17, the theme is to post a Vlog. June 24 is Haiku Day. A three-line poem, how hard can it be? I’ll do my best. And finally, June 30 is Word Cloud Day. I’ll have to find out what that is.

If you’re participating in the Blogathon, leave a comment; I need a Guest Post partner for June 12. If you’re a reader, have some fun visiting the other blogs.

What do you think about this challenge? What kind of challenges do you take up?

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