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1 May 2013

Story of my life. Blog every day in May Challenge. Day 1

If you are joining me from Story of My Life's Link List, the response to Day 1's task is in the 'about me' section just above this.  

I've signed up to do another challenge, because there'll be no blog police checking to make sure that I do the posts every day. Also, one of my dear new e-quaintance's Klahanie has taught me the value of 'not participating' in challenges, just to support the spirit of the challenge, which fosters a passion for writing and sharing, and quite possibly one of the best ways for budding bloggers to begin blooming (I'm still in a bit of an alphabet daze - I'm not sure I will ever stop alliterating.)  

I won't be doing posts every day because I just finished the A to Z challenge yesterday.  It was thrilling and I am road trip tired. It's time to unpack and as a result of my dedication aka obsessive tendencies, I owe my tribe, garden, house, manuscript and studies for a Danish exam in a few weeks some time, devotion and attention.  

Here's the topics if anyone is interested, and here's the link to the Blog every day in May challenge. 


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, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)
Day 13, Monday: Issue 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

I'll be doing a reflections on the A to Z blogging challenge before the 3rd of May and gently plodding away at my adventures and looking forward to meeting and greeting in blogland.


  1. TOns of reasons not to do this one but I want to stay motivated to write. It does not seem to come naturally for me. Strangely I still enjoy it. NOt like other things for me. Is a mystery! Will check in with you either way. I too will be spotty in my participation...for no good reason other than...because. :)

    1. I'm dog tired... literally, I just keep napping and get up to eat. I won't be attacking the May challenge by any stretch of the imagination, but it's close by for those 'because' days :)

    2. Ps you get a mention in my reflections post.

  2. I'm not going to do the blog every day in May challenge but I might use some of the prompts :) Happy May Day!

    1. My intentions exactly. Happy May day to you too. The sirens are tested in Denmark today, it's sounds like the world is howling.

    2. Ps you get a mention in my reflections post too.

  3. Just read through the challenge and although it sounds like a great one, I'm going to catch you on the next one. Thanks, Ida!

    BTW, just posted, "How I (Secretly) Get My Kids to Eat Greens."

    1. Hi B. Thanks for dropping in, Blogger seems to be playing up or it's my email and I missed this I'll be around to check.

  4. I signed in too... and hoping to stay in till the end...but A-Z was really tiring!

    1. I'm only gonna do a few, I feel the same way as you :)

  5. Some of those would be difficult to do!

    1. Precisely why I am not doing all of them, but there are no rules borrow any prompt any time :)