made just for you.
Actually, I’m making it more for me, but I really hope you give it a shot as well.
While I did find many useful tips on blogging in general during my Google search, I was looking for an actual 30-day blog challenge like the one I did a couple years back on here. Apart from the helpful tips and tricks from more experienced bloggers (with much better HTML skills), I found a lot of blog “challenges” typed out in cheesy fonts that essentially all amounted to, “Spend 30 days being as vapid and as narcissistic as possible.” Now, that is a bit exaggerated on my part but my personal search had still come up empty. I don’t have the capability to stomach all the genuinely useful information for bloggers but I also am too old to merely post “OOTDs” on here. So, with all of my authority, creativity and knowledge I’ve acquired (thanks to that degree that only cost me a heaping pile of digital debt), I have created a week-long blog challenge for you to partake in, if you wish.
Challenge I — Discuss an unhealthy coping mechanism you used to practice, or still do practice. How did you break away from it, or how are you currently working on moving on to more positive methods of coping? When did you first really notice you were engaging in this unhealthy behavior? Did someone else have to alert you about it? Has it hindered you in your day to day life or is it something that can be more easily swept under the rug?
Challenge II — Share a time where, as an adult, you felt pure fun, joy and bliss. Maybe it wasn’t all three at once, but close enough to it. Where were you? Who were you with? Do you remember the feeling more or the actual event more? If you could go back in time and relive it, would you? Have you felt those emotions since then? If not, do you think you will again?
Challenge III — Write a haiku. This could be as simplistic as you want but I encourage you to actually take it as a serious writing assignment. One thing I’ve learned as a poet is that short poems are often the most difficult to construct, edit and complete, and anyone who produces a truly good short poem deserves a round of applause.
Challenge IV — If you could go back to/go to college or university (all expenses paid), would you? Why? Which university would you want to attend? What would you study? Do you think it would help you even more in the working world or would it more for your own pleasure?
Challenge V — Write about a personal relationship that has failed. Was there a singular cause or was it a multitude of things? Are you upset about it having failed? Why or why not? If you had the chance to go back and try to fix things, would you? What would you do?
Challenge VI — Share a song, or a couple songs, that you feel truly exemplify you and how. Maybe one of them is how other people perceive you or it’s a song that represents you at the surface level, and the other represents your more internal, deeper version of your own being.
Challenge VII — What made you want to create a blog? Were you a writer before you started one? Do you have more than one blog? What’s the overall message for your blog that you want to give to your readers?
This 7-day challenge is very clearly not meant to be super coherent in one theme. I composed these over a few days when I was able to gather some mental clarity–I do hope at least one person who stumbles across this decides to “tackle it.” I am now obligated to and I’d love some company in the journey.