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In an attempt to develop our writing muscles and get into the habit of blogging frequently, a dear friend and fellow blogger proposed we take on the “Blog Every Day in May” challenge.  This challenge consists of – you guessed it – blogging at least once per day in the month of May.

Don’t worry, I’ll still write within the context of being a modern gentleman.  Think of it as taking on this challenge with more finesse.

Here are a few things I hope to accomplish by the end of this challenge:

  • Develop a clear writing voice
  • Develop several clear writing voices
  • Write, write, write
  • Learn to edit after I write, write, write
  • Actually finish all of the challenges (days that I’ve skipped will have to be made up)
  • Not descend into madness and/or get stressed from this non-graded project
  • Not let this get in the way of the job search/application process
  • Get a job, because let’s be honest: if I didn’t have one for much longer, I’d end up writing myself into starvation and homelessness
  • Try to include a (somewhat) related self-taken photo with each entry; after all, why not add another skill to my repertoire that everyone else already has purportedly mastered?

So, dear friends, gather round and join me in the challenge, won’t you? Or at least like and comment. Maybe even ask me a question or two, or propose a topic you’d like to discuss.

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The Challenge
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Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably)
Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?
Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you’re most afraid of
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12, SundayWhat do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
Day 13, MondayIssue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day – this could be “a photo an hour” if you’d like)
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.
Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory

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