Tuesday, June 15, 2010

100 days of blogging?

A good friend of mine and fellow blogger threw down the gauntlet today.  She has sworn to herself to blog every day for 100 days, and she asked others to join her.  I dig it.  It sounds like fun.

My biggest problem with this blog has been thinking of what to write about.  Lately, most of my posts have been about really heavy, emotional topics; and while that kind of writing is therapeutic for me at times, it's not the only thing I want this blog to be about.  I want it to be fun, too.  But I seem to have lost my ability to find the fun in writing because I think I've been taking it too seriously.

So, in order to feel like I can successfully tackle this 100-day challenge, I am going to start dreaming up a list of random topics to blog about for the days when I really just don't know what to say.  Things like:

  • The cost of organic produce.  
  • Multicolored paperclips.  
  • Why I don't like my job anymore.
  • The feeling I get when I see a large bookshelf that is overflowing with books.  (It's a good feeling.)  
  • Soft cuddly puppies.  
  • Elastic pink hair bands. 
  • Chocolate covered coffee beans.  
  • A list of the things that come to mind when I think about my soon to be ex-husband.
  • Melissa Etheridge.
  • Nursing babies.
  • Second grade.
  • What I dislike about my current computer mouse and why I haven't replaced it.
  • Being broke.  (See above.)
  • Big brothers.
  • Nuns.
  • Best friends.
  • Potato skins.
  • Beer.  (The natural thing that comes to mind when I think of potato skins.)
  • Being nocturnal.
  • iPods vs. 8-track tapes.
  • Methuselah.
There's more, I'm sure.  But that is a pretty good start.  Oh, and I'll give ten points to the person who can figure out exactly which items on that list are currently on my desk next to my computer.

Thanks for the inspiration, Jenna!


Erica said...

My guess:
Melissa Etheridge
Nursing babies
Potato skins
8-track tapes

used2chaos said...

Erica made me snarfle...

I'm gonna go with...

Potato skins
A nosy nun
Elastic pink hair bands
Multicolored paperclips
Chocolate covered coffee beans (yummy!)
And the mouse that you hate.

I do have to wonder why my framed picture isn't on your desk? Hmmmsie?? Seems...just plain wrong, in my opinion. ;)

MustangShelby said...

I'm giving Erica five creativity points. She earned them. :-)

But Lori got all of the items on my desk, plus a few more. No beer or potato skins, unfortunately. And the nosy nun made me giggle.

Heather said...


Find a nun who drinks beer and eats tater skins.
Name your mouse Runaway Ralph, with sticker-letters. You will like him.
And send your dear friend in MN some chocolate-covereed coffee beans!