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Day 27 of #30daysofme

Day 27 – why are you doing this 30 day challenge.

This is feeling like deja vu – I’m sure I’ve answered this one already!

I decided to do this challenge to try and increase the amount of blogging that I did. I also liked the idea of a given topic (not that I stick to them very well, I always seem to go off on a tangent) to blog about. If left to my own devices, I seem to get a bit ranty and there’s only so much of that that anyone will read. I like the concept of blogging, it’s nice to think that people who don’t know you and love you will read what you have written and still have some nice things to say.

I’ve always enjoyed writing and wanted to write. My best friend from primary school and I would get together most weekends and discuss plots and characters, good names, possible settings, and eventually, write. Melissa was much better than me, I think she managed to finish a few books, whereas I managed to start quite a few. Rarely managed to get too far, I tended to ramble and then worry too much about how it looked or sounded, rather than just getting it down. That’s why I like the idea of NaNoWriMo. It’s all about getting the words out – worry about the rest later. I had thought that I could do it this year but November snuck up on me (like every other month this year) and I just have too much else on to be cranking out 1667(?) words every day. Maybe next year.

Yet again I have excelled myself and managed to stray from the topic.  Essentially, I just want to write.


Day 12 of #30daysofme

Day 12 – how you found out about blogging and why you have one.

I’ve known about blogs for a few years now, but it wasn’t until I discovered Twitter that I found how wide and varied the blogging community really was.  There is so much information out there, opinions, reviews, updates, absolutely anything that you would like to read about.  I haven’t read as many blogs as I would like, and I don’t think I ever will!

I decided to start a blog simply to get some of what was in my head out into the world.  It may not be particularly interesting reading, but I enjoy writing (or at least attempting to, I know I have a long way to go before I am satisfied with my efforts).  I get quite frustrated because I can word everything beautifully when I am in the shower, or working, but as soon as I am at the keyboard or have a pen in my hand, it all disappears!  I’ve tried a voice recorder as well, but all I do is umm and aah, and worry too much about how I sound.  I’m also very easily distracted, not just by external distractions.  I’m always thinking of other things that I need to do or should be doing.

I must keep practicing!