If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that November is #bloglikecrazy month with Javacia Harris Bowser of See Jane Write Birmingham. It’s an invigorating 30-day blitz of daily posts that I weirdly look forward to every year.
This time, our writing coach decided to switch it up. She introduced a new concept – #BlogBetter. When I read the announcement, my writer’s self instantly split into two hemispheres – “Whew!” and “Noooo!” My mind treats preparing for #bloglikecrazy is like a runner trains for a marathon (which I have never done and probably won’t. Yep… I won’t.). I pray, listen, plan, and write. I’ve even typed posts on my phone just to ensure the timestamp wouldn’t be past midnight when I was in another state. From a business note, my site visits and readership stats always triple in November. Now, she was challenging my inner planning ninja that was itching to smash the next 30 days. I had already outlined the first 7 posts! The other hemisphere was like “Girl, yes! Enjoy this change and let those fingers take a break! Why are you trippin’?”
So, what did I decide to do?
I’m all in.
I’m down for stretching myself and digging deeper into my art.
I’m down for being a quality writer, blogger, and author.
I’m down for growth over everything.
So, you won’t receive a blog post every Wednesday of this month. Instead, my interaction will be a mix of blog and social media posts while my writer’s group engages in behind-the-scenes development. After all, I don’t write just to write – I write to grow. I write to live. Why not try something different that is designed to accomplish that perpetual goal?
With that said, my next interaction will be on Friday and I’m working on a little surprise for you. Stay tuned and fingers crossed. I just didn’t want to leave you hanging this month – you’re my peeps.
Until then, I love you all and stay well out there.
Peace & Thanks for listening!