For the past 2 years, I have linked up with one of my favorite bloggers, Myquillyn, known to the online world as The Nester, for her 31 Days blog series. Bloggers of every shape and size are invited to join in, as we pick a topic to write about for 31 days straight in the month of October.
The first year I attempted this linkup, I wrote on a topic that was difficult for me to process online–31 Days of Active Waiting. Many of the posts are poorly written and ramble on incessantly. I haven’t put up a direct link to these posts, because I honestly don’t believe they are the best examples of good content, but I still have them in my archives because they are part of my writing history. They also chronicle an interesting time in my life, that looking back, I’ve experienced much more than just in that season.
Last year’s 31 Days series was a favorite passion for me – 31 Days of Playlists.
I have been a musician for most of my life, and inherited “the spiritual gift of the mixtape” (a direct quote from my best friend) from my Dad. I poured my heart and soul into those posts, but in true procrastinator fashion, didn’t make it through the entire 31 days. (Or rather, in 31 Days, I published 23 or so posts). I decided to make playlists a regular thing on the blog, and continued my playlist-ing with an ongoing series, Mixtape Monday. (You can check out all of these playlists here.)
Unlike last year’s series, which I decided on almost immediately, I hemmed and hawed this time trying to pick a worthy topic. I’ve realized some things about myself through writing these posts. I’m not someone who can churn out long, beautiful diatribes on deep subjects day after day. I wish quality prose content poured out of me like water, but I’ve learned I write slowly.
I’ve also realized I love sharing resources. Whether its interviews, lists, advice and wisdom gleaned and collected in one place–I like to share finds and discoveries as much as I like finding those resources and reads on other blogs.
Thus, my upcoming 31 Days Series: 31 Days Of Favorites.
I’ll be sharing more details about the goodies you can expect in this series next week. I can tell you now to definitely expect more than just lists – they’ll be interviews, perhaps a linkup or two, and some giveaways!
If you are joining in, what will you be writing about for 31 Days?