Friday, January 30, 2015

And there was one - Day 20 of the Chill

And then there was one, the final entry of the 20 days of Chill Writing Challenge.  This is post #22 for the entire month of January, only three behind all of 2014.  I guess it's safe to say I'm going to have more blog posts this year than last year.  But perhaps a bigger question is, what can I do in the future to keep this going?

One thing I've learned about this is it's not that difficult to write about something on an almost daily basis.  This challenge was set up for success, which most challenges should be, otherwise who would do them?  I believe that I've had fairly good success with this particular challenge because I took some advice and wrote each post the night before.

I think this worked out well, because it really took the pressure off of me to write something.  As opposed to coming home and have nothing prepared, I already knew that my post for the day had already posted in the morning when I woke up.  Now, all I had to worry about was the next day's post and psychologically, I knew I had that night, or if worse came to worse, then I could always write something up on the day it was due.  And it just worked.

The only other thing that I can think of as to why it worked, is because Old Guys Rule.  

Thanks for everyone who came along for this ride.  I hope you've been entertained and I hope I didn't bore you too much with too many geocaching stories.  Thanks to P.J. for putting this entire challenge together.  Here's hoping that some of this will keep me more active as I move about the blogosphere.  Now that you're at the end of this, then there was none.


  1. Glad you enjoyed, Paul. Definitely keep it up. The best is there are so many other challenges (not as crazy or long - many of them) that can help you. I keep a planner, too, where I jot down ideas and then plot them into the days. I have a few weekly "features" that I repeat each week, too, which makes it easy. My goal is always to be about a week in advance, though it rarely stays true. But I try and I usually have enough ideas to keep me going. The thing I like about challenges is it helps for a length of time.

    I hope you do keep it up though. I enjoy visiting your blog.

  2. HA HA HA HA that is an AWESOME PICTURE!!!! I love graffiti and the old guys rule is hysterical!!!

    1. Thanks Katherine. I figured it would make a good ending point for this challenge.

  3. I can't believe I missed this. Like you, I tried to have my posts written ahead of time and only once or twice was I totally winging it that morning.

    Love the pic!