Welcome to the first post of May 2011. This has special significance because I belong to a group of bloggers who are participating in a “Blogathon”. The challenge is to produce at least one post per day, every day, throughout the month of May. Details can be found on Michelle Rafter’s blogquarters, along with advantages you can gain through the discipline of conjuring new material to write every day.
Throughout the month, I will try my best to stay true to the focus of this website, which is geared toward writers, people who suffer from mental illness, and especially writers who suffer from mental illness. Obviously, this is going to be quite the challenge. I need more writing discipline, so I welcome it head-on. Hopefully, I’ll maintain some semblance of sanity by the time this thing is over.
Here are some things I’ve done to prepare for the Blogathon:
- Kept an “idea sheet” in which I have well over 60 ideas for posts
- Became proactive and did some monthly todo’s before the month began
- Did some freewriting every day for about a week
- Prepared my medicine and vitamin pillbox (only a week ahead, as I have no monthly pillbox)
Here are some things I should have done already, but plan to soon:
- Plan out which days I am posting which topic (although this can be variable)
- Have a weeks or at least 3-4 days of posts already written
- Organize and de-clutter my efficiency apartment
- Create a structured daily routine (as I am currently not working – discipline is not that great)
- Create a daily exercise, yoga, and meditation regimen
I definitely have many things to improve upon to successfully complete this challenge. However, I hope to have achieved a far greater good than what I will have had to sacrifice. And as always, it’s my wish that those of you reading this blog will take something that may be useful to yourself or someone you know.
Thank you for hanging with me, and I hope you continue to visit (even after the blogathon!).