In case you didn’t know, today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Lent lasts for 40 days and usually during this time Christians will give up something (candy, meat, I had friends who gave up Facebook) during those days leading up to Easter. Now if you’re wondering why I’m giving you a religion class, just bear with me. (Believe me I had to google all of this just to make sure I was getting it right.) I give up something for Lent every year mostly just as a personal test of willpower, for some reason it is always the only time of year where abstaining from something actually works for me. Don’t ask why. However, this year I have decided to use the days leading up to Easter not just to give something up, but also to commit myself to something.
I am going to blog for 40 days.
Now some people might find this an easy task, but if you read my blog with any frequency you know that I am a sporadic blogger at best. I usually only write a post when I watch a new movie in theaters, which isn’t very often, or certain shows, but they’re always shows people are already caught up on. The thing is I usually don’t write because I think I don’t have things to say or that the things I do have to say aren’t current enough.
My goal is with these “40 days of blogging” is to force myself to write. To not over think things and just share what I have to say regardless of how “current” (or not) the posts are. I like writing and I want to make blogging more of a habit and a permanent part of my life. Plus everyone always says the best way to get better at writing is just to write.
- Each post will be up before 12 am (so 11:59 pm basically)
- No length requirement, but I’ll try to post more than a sentence
- I will try to keep mostly to the theme of the blog aka pop culture
- If I know there is something that will prevent me from writing the one day I will write the blog post the day before and schedule it (I will try not to do this too often)
- I will not get mad at myself if/when I miss a day
Any suggestions of things you want to see me write about over the next 40 days? Any advice? Anyone want to join in? I would love the company, just let me know so I can read your posts too!