Action! The Absolute Agony and Addicting Allure of the April A to Z Blog Challenge #atozchallenge

A: Today’s Deb-Blog Has Been Brought to You by the Letter D for Doing and the Letter A for Action! The Absolute Agony and Addicting Allure of the A to Z Blog Challenge

Here goeCartoonMes year two! This marks my second year participating in the April A to Z Blog Challenge, where you contribute a total of 26 blogs, with Sundays off for good (or naughty) behavior. I finished the challenge last year. But understand, I’m half German; I will accept and meet the challenge of posting 26 blogs in 30 days. Truth be told, I’ve been psyching myself up for this since Christmas. I learned my lesson last time when I forgot about it until the last week of March and really had to work to keep it up. Not this year, my friends. I started this “A” contribution on February 12th. (Happy birthday, Abe Lincoln.) This year’s approach will be a bit different from 2015, as well. I am keeping it lighter, shorter and more personal, and I hope that won’t disappoint the six of you who enjoyed my work last time.

My blog is called Deb-Blog, shortening Debbie to Deb and combining it with blog, which combines the words web and log. So why not? And not to get too “gimmik-y” and cute but every entry will begin with the letter D for Debbie and in a sort of Sesame Street, theme; hence the, “Today’s episode of Deb-Blog has been brought to you by the letters D for Doing and A for Action,” et cetera, et cetera. 

And so it begins. I love to write, so it’s not torture. But anyone who’s done this before knows the pressure, the occasional desire to slack off and the internal questions about why we do this year after year. But as Winston Churchill said, “When you find yourself in Hell…keep moving.”

Coming April 1: Musings Served Daily On a Bed of Fresh Snark

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(Note: This is not a food blog. if you think it is, I am way too snarky for you.)

Lacking appropriate time boundaries or any memory of the effort it took to write 26 blogs in 30 days, I have joined the April A to Z Blog Challenge for a second year. This means every day in April, excluding Sundays, I will post a blog entry on this site. I haven’t had a schedule with the time to post as much as I should or would like this past year. So I am hopeful committing to this challenge will help train me to be more diligent about it.

Trying to re-integrate into society is a serious endeavor. Some of you may know, I left paid work about a year after Dad moved in with me the very day my mother passed unexpectedly. We were together for about a decade. They still were the best days of my life. I built a second addition to the house (to build equity to offset not having income), with many projects still to complete. But the old role of non-profit management no longer fits my better skills and talents. Public speaking and, I hope in part, writing are my strengths. Last year afforded me with great exposure speaking to many thousands or people and hundreds of different audiences. So I know where I want to be but it’s like playing double Dutch jump rope; I have to be back in the game, developing myself and with an authentic presence in this moment. So I look forward to your feedback and making new connections via the blog a day.  

The new 26 blogs will post at 6 a.m. CDT Monday through Saturday beginning April 1, because I am half German and there WILL be structure in my routine! I’m calling it “Musings Served Daily On a Bed of Snark.”  So come, linger, browse, enjoy, comment.

Coming April 1: Musings Served Daily On a Bed of Fresh Snark

(Note: This is not a food blog. if you think it is, I am way too snarky for you.)

Lacking appropriate time boundaries or any memory of the effort it took to write 26 blogs in 30 days, I have joined the April A to Z Blog Challenge for a second year. This means every day in April, excluding Sundays, I will post a blog entry on this site. I haven’t had a schedule with the time to post as much as I should or would like this past year. So I am hopeful committing to this challenge will help train me to be more diligent about it.

Trying to re-integrate into society is a serious endeavor. Some of you may know, I left paid work about a year after Dad moved in with me the very day my mother passed unexpectedly. We were together for about a decade. They still were the best days of my life. I built a second addition to the house (to build equity to offset not having income), with many projects still to complete. But the old role of non-profit management no longer fits my better skills and talents. Public speaking and, I hope in part, writing are my strengths. Last year afforded me with great exposure speaking to many thousands or people and hundreds of different audiences. So I know where I want to be but it’s like playing double Dutch jump rope; I have to be back in the game, developing myself and with an authentic presence in this moment. So I look forward to your feedback and making new connections via the blog a day.  

The new 26 blogs will post at 6 a.m. CDT Monday through Saturday beginning April 1, because I am half German and there WILL be structure in my routine! I’m calling it “Musings Served Daily On a Bed of Snark.”  So come, linger, browse, enjoy, comment.