This writing challenge began as a way to pressure myself into blogging more frequently. My blog was intended to be a record of our family adventures, recorded mostly for the grand kids to read someday. I had a small audience of family and friends who read what ever I posted, but I never set out to create an audience or to be an example of scholarly wisdom! My Aunt Linda, who has always been my cheerleader, enjoyed a month of pictures I posted in February and she wanted to know what I was doing for March. I began looking around for something and being a frequent visitor to the website Two Writing Teachers I was familiar with but had never participated in their Slice of Life Challenge which requested that participants write something everyday in March.
I work best under pressure and sometimes that is exactly what it was. I typed a couple of posts with heavy eyelids at the last minute, because I am just like that. If I make a commitment I keep it. One of my favorite quotes is from Horton Hatches an Egg, a Dr. Seuss story where Horton the Elephant says, “I said what I meant and I meant what I said, an elephant's faithful 100 percent.”
I’ve made it to the last day. It may have become a habit. I surprised myself some days, when I opened my word processor and wrote about something completely different than the post I had created in my mind. I can be distracted easily like that! Or some days I had to wait and something just happened in my ordinary day that sparked an idea.
Thanks to new friends who commented along the way, and thanks to family who encouraged me along the way! I still have much to say and you know that my camera is never very far away so when I have writer’s block or a busy day a picture may let you know what is going on at the Ponderosa!