This prompt is harder to write than I anticipated. As many times as I sit down to write a week, you’d think writing about “this” and “that” would be easier. When I think of “this” it makes me think of this past month that has flown by. How are we already into the first week of March? I think of
this weekend and how nice it is that it’s finally arrived. I am finally in a phase that I enjoy everyday, I’m not always wishing for it to be Friday. Today I’m feeling a little run down, the weather finally got the memo that it’s winter and a slight chill has rolled in and I’m feeling it in my bones. Even though spring is just around the corner.
Speaking of March, the next blog challenge I’m signed up for will be here in no time! I really need to get on it and start narrowing my topics down! I have the outline of the month started and a few rough drafts going but they are for the letters at the back end of the alphabet. I better get some things in the works for A-F to get the first week’s worth of posts ready. I almost feel like it’s cheating to draft now and schedule ahead at the end of the month, but if I don’t do it that way, I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up with the posting. This challenge is more strict and official in the sense that there are monitors checking out the blogs to make sure you’re actually posting and if you don’t then you get kicked off the challenge. Yikes! So scratch that, I don’t feel like it’s cheating, it’s just good preparation.
Now that I’m on the subject of challenges, I need to come up with a goal for when I reach 500 followers. I told myself that would be the next milestone once I reached 100. In celebration of 100 followers I started the bi-monthly meet and greet. I’m thinking of hosting a challenge of some sort in celebration of 500 followers. It’s still a ways off as I’ve got 300 some odd right now, but it sneaks up on you so I want to have an idea ready to roll out.
I’ve really been enjoying blogging this time around. When I started three years ago, I didn’t get any fulfillment out of it because there was no interaction. I would read other blogs and comment only to not receive any response and my blog barely had any traffic. I figured this just wasn’t for me and walked away. This time around, I came up with a game plan and stumbled across some pretty helpful blogs that lead me to the open door of the blog community I never saw before. That has made all of the difference in my blog experience this time around. I’m touched by the support that I receive from my fellow bloggers and the connections I’ve made.
I love exploring other blogs and following the bread trail from blog to blog. I find a blog that’s new to me and see that my fellow blog friends already knew about that blog and have liked and commented. I see bloggers promoting fellow blogs and spreading the blog love. I spend hours reading through blogs and could spend plenty more if my mom life and work life didn’t interfere so much.
Well my stream has slowed to a trickle, so I guess I’ve written all I have to say about “that”.
This post is prompted by the Saturday Stream of Consciousness. This week’s topic was “this” and “that” with the catch of making “this” or “that” the first and last word of your post.