But what to write? My blog is up and running but nowhere near ready for readers, especially not other bloggers. I looked at a few bloggers and what they are doing. Some are going all out with specific themes or styles. I saw a blogger who is going to write 100-word flash fiction as his daily goal. Another who is focused on a foodie content. I have no style or theme, although I do love to write bad Limericks or equally bad Haiku (my favorite—actually, it’s not traditional Haiku, it’s more accurate to say I write really bad 5-7-5 meter). I’ll try to keep the Haiku to a minimum, but I’m warning you now, it will appear. When I write on my blog, It’s usually fluffy stories about my Chinese Crested, our travels, our new kitten—lightweight stuff. On occasion I write something a little bit heavier, or with religious or political overtones. But overall there is no theme, rhyme, or reason. I just write what I think or feel at that particular time.
I’ve participated in a couple of these challenge things before, 30-day Photo challenge and NaNoWriMo spring to mind. There may have been more, but they have been blotted from my memory. If you look to the letter of the law, I’ve never successfully completed a challenge. I came closest with the Photo challenge (which I started a few days late, and had to play catch-up) but I missed a few days after I joined. I still participated and played catch-up with those days as well, and I considered it a partial success, but in reality it was a fail. I don’t like to fail, so I don’t look at the letter of the law too often.What I liked about the AàZ rules were the entrance deadline (I wouldn’t be allowed catch-up), encouragement to read five or more of your fellow bloggers posts (I follow a couple, but in email form), and the removal of dormant bloggers from the Blogger Participant List (I plan on staying). Right now I’m number 1706. I think it may be my new lucky number.
As promised (aka warned), some really bad Haiku to commemorate my newest accountability attempt:
insights bled daily for you
up for the challenge
(I hope to find an 8-year old that can help me place the A to Z Blogging Challenge badge on my blog and FB.)