Today is the last day of the NaBlo challenge and I have kept my promise to you. I have posted every day in October. It hasn't been a hardship - unlike those gearing up for the much more rigorous NaNo, beginning tonight at midnight - I've been able to cheerfully attend to my duty. And it has been helpful. To me I mean, but hopefully to others as well. To write daily about my revision progress (or sad lack of) has kept me inspired and interested in this very intense practice.
I think I might continue to do this, but not on a daily basis. One thing I've been considering is the moving of my Friday Challenge. I like working on Friday's, makes me feel like I've earned my week-ends, but others in this world seem a bit more loosey-goosey about it. By that I mean - they don't get around to the blogs so much on Fridays. Many of the blogs feature light material on Fridays - top tens, sillies, etc... I want my Friday Challenges read. They are my most relevant posts for people struggling or rejoicing in the writers' life. So I may move them to another day - I will let you know, journal, and also you readers!
As to getting around myself in the challenge - I did initially but then I stalled, as did many others I believe. For me it has become more and more important on THIS blog to pay attention to the community of writers. I am interested when I'm wearing my Living the Complicated Simple Life hat (it is straw of course) in bloggers who write about canning, knitting, chickens, photography and other assorted things, but on this one - I want to know what people are doing to drive their writing forward. And so most of the various challenges don't address that in a way that is satisfying to me. Some do! Alex's Insecure Writers is one - and I will be posting this Wednesday with great excitement - checking out the posts of other insecure types and generally having fun.
How about you all? How do you sort through the myriad of opportunities on the web to find which ones suit your needs?
Odds & Sods - For those of you Burrower fans - I'm over there today talking about what I'm reading and its relevance to Hallow's Eve. Come on over and dive into that conversation. And for those of you who want to see what I'm up to with my contemplative photography - head over to Living the Complicated Simple Life.