Challenges, Challenges, Challenges, Why Take a Challenge?

It’s time again for the Ultimate Blog Post Challenge. I have participated in this challenge upteen times (I don’t know really) and have finished it maybe three times. I keep getting off track.

Sometimes life gets in my way, a friend or family member is ill and needs help. I get sick and don’t feel like posting, or some other event happens.

Sometimes technology gets in my way, the computer crashes, electricity goes out (usually that’s a winter thing) or my internet stops. Yes, I can write with a pen and paper, and actually enjoy that sometimes. However, it’s hard to post a blog written on paper. By the time the technology is working with me again, I’ve lost interest in that particular blog post, and then just never get back on track.

However, the biggest obstacle to daily blogging is me. I over think the posts, or want to over edit them. By the time I think they might, possibly, maybe, be ready to post, they are not longer relevant.

Which means, let’s try something new. As this new challenge begins, I have two other challenges to include, which will make the posts easier to write.

The first is an Instagram challenge #MyCozyFallHome  hosted by The Nester.  Of course, she’s, and the others, are actually using Instagram. Me? Nah, I’m going to post here and on my Facebook page (maybe). Since I’ve never been much of a decorator, and I figure why not stretch a little and decorate my home for fall. I can share the meager attempts with you and maybe encourage you to welcome fall with a little décor.

The first part of the challenge is to post the image below. Got it. One down, thirty to go. Have no clue what picture I’ll post tomorrow for a collection. But, hey, I have a few hours.

 

Image.

The second challenge being incorporated in this blog challenge, is the experiment started way back in April. That is when the Blogging Alphabetically Challenge is held, The A to Z Challenge.  My goal was to blog about living intentionally alphabetically. So far, I’ve gotten up to I for Inspired, Inspiring, or Inspiration. Next up will be J. Stay tuned, with any luck by combining my personal alphabet challenge with this ultimate blog challenge I’ll get at least to M and maybe finish the alphabet.

This is the best thing about the Ultimate Blog Challenge. It encourages me, and hopefully other bloggers, to keep going, keep trying, never give up.

Life is about living, not quitting.

 

About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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3 Responses to Challenges, Challenges, Challenges, Why Take a Challenge?

  1. Love the different challenges you are doing! I am doing the Ultimate blog Challenge as well. It will be a first for me and I’m excited!

  2. vidyatiru says:

    Love that instagram challenge you have posted about here.. and I know what you are saying about the biggest obstacle being me.. I can attest to that myself.. but here is to all of us completing this one together..

  3. Stella Scott says:

    ☺️ Gotta smile here and ad my twist; life’s about living not setting goals. 😉
    My primary reason for joining the challenge is to get inspired and have an audience I know will show up in the comment field now and then. Just blogging out into cyberspace can be discouraging at times, even though I can see on statistics that people both come by and stay a while.
    Thanks for showing up!

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