Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day #31: Reflections

Participating in the Hungry for Change Blogger Challenge was fun for me. I like to spread positivity and hope as much as I can, but I also like being part of a bigger community. I think it's important to work with others as a team to create an awesome, big, powerful VOICE.

Participating has also been a challenge for me - not by way of writing any of the prompts, but because of time. I can't remember the last time I committed to posting every single day without fail. I do so many things in a regular day and while my site is very important to me and the work I do here is something I take very seriously, I typically post about once per week, sometimes twice per week. It's been difficult to make sure I had a post up each day that was really thoughtful and poignant, simply because I have very little (if any on some days!) free time. I found myself typing 2 or 3 blog posts at a time when I DID have a free hour, then saving them to be posted later.

I also often "scheduled" my posts to be published on the morning of the day they were "due," because usually my free time was late, late at night after a long day and evening of work, grad school, and being a wife.

I tried to work in advance and found it worked well. I enjoyed the challenge and even when I felt obligated on some days to crank out a post to continue with the commitment, it always felt good to be another share vital words.

I've also enjoyed reading the posts other bloggers have shared. There are so many wonderful people out there from all walks of life, in all points of recovery, writing the words that make sense to them. I respect it very much.

Hungry for Change is a great campaign with a great message...and it's more than that - it's a community too. I'm honored to have been a part of the collective voice and VERY excited to partner with them for the NEXT blogger challenge, taking place in June (yes, TOMORROW!).

Arielle's Word of the Day Challenge is definitely something different and I hope to facilitate community yet again. With all of you. For details, please click here: Arielle's Word of the Day Blogger Challenge. Hungry for Change and I would love for you to participate! Thank you for writing, thank you for reading, and I hope you'll continue to share.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I love this idea - I definitely hope to join in xxx