Blogging my brains out

Amanda Anderson • 19 Jan 2011

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I had a friend ask me for some advice about setting their own blog up because I was suddenly "blogging my brains out". It made me smile and tell him about Cricket's 30 Day challenge where I have to blog every day for 30 days. Now he probably thinks I'm crazy (if he didn't already). But it also made me think about how I nearly threw it all in earlier this week.

I got behind a bit on the weekend, busy with the new farm, this, that and the next thing and suddenly Saturday was over before I realised. I hate how the weekends always speed up - it sucks. Not to worry I told myself, I'll do 2 posts tomorrow because it was already 1am and I needed sleep.

Sunday sort of came and went like Saturday, and as I sat down at about 11.30pm that night to write a blog, my brain just wouldn't do it. A little frustrated I thought bugger this and went to bed an hour later, having not written anything.

On Monday I told my mum (who is also doing the challenge), I don't think I'm going to get through this. I can't think of anything to write. "WHAT???" She couldn't believe her ears. I pushed it aside and carried on with the work that I had to get finished that day. At the end of the day, I was sitting at my desk and annoyed. I wasn't going to give up after 17 days of blogging. It was something that I've been telling myself I need to do for over 2 years. I wasn't going to bed until I'd churned out the day's post.

So I sat at the computer and wrote about my writers block, which was actually quite easy to write. I also surprised myself by not only getting that day's post out, but also the two I'd missed over the weekend. It felt really good to be caught up again and to know that I hadn't let myself chuck in the towel.

I'm still going strong and just have to tell myself each day that I will continue to "blog my brains out" cause it makes me smile each time I say it.

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  • I'm so glad you are still going strong! I've loved the challenge, but I've also been stumped on more than one occasion!

    Posted by Amy Warden, 23/01/2011 2:23pm (9 years ago)

  • Great to keep motivated,I for one look forward to your new blogs. Who knows,you may have the making of a famous author in years to come. LOL

    Posted by Nan, 21/01/2011 11:17am (9 years ago)

  • You go girl - you are doing fine!

    Posted by Sandi, 21/01/2011 7:34am (9 years ago)

  • I am so very proud of you!

    Posted by Cricket, 20/01/2011 3:40pm (9 years ago)

  • Laura: my mum is Ruth - her blog is :)

    Posted by Amanda, 19/01/2011 10:17pm (9 years ago)

  • Amanda - love your posts and your portfolio. How cool to do this with your "mum"! Which wonderful lady?

    Posted by Laura, 19/01/2011 6:56pm (9 years ago)

  • I love it! Blogging your brains out. Good for you for not quitting. You're more than halfway through!

    Posted by Martha McBride, 19/01/2011 4:49pm (9 years ago)

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