"Change, when it comes, cracks everything open."
Dorothy Allen

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

31 day challenge

So, I did it.

31 posts in 31 days.  Sure, not every post was on a different day (I did 5 today, but trust me, I was thinking about them for the past couple of days, I just didn't sit down to write them until today).

So, what did I learn?

- that I can write pretty much every day, if I put my mind to it.
- sometimes, when you have writer's block, you just have to start typing and trust that what comes out will be coherent and potentially enjoyable to yourself and others
- look for the little things, the funny things, the quirky things and write about them
- I enjoy getting comments on my posts.  A lot.  I like knowing that other people are reading what I wrote and like it enough to tell me so.
- that I want to write more.  I want to make a living writing.
- that I like to read what other people have to say.  And that even the blogs that I don't think I would be interested in often have a hidden jem in them.  And the ones I love, I will keep going back to.
- that being recognized for my blog by people that I am not related to or friends with in real life, carries more weight than I ever thought it would.  Don't get me wrong, I love that my friends and family read and enjoy my blog. I can share with them in a way that I might not have, if I were just talking out loud.  And I love every time one of them reaches out to tell me that something I wrote touched them, made them laugh, made them cry.  But hearing it from a stranger- well, that's a whole different kind of special.  So thank you.
- I like getting new followers.  I am up to 25 now.  I am kind of a rockstar.
- Blogging is cathartic for me, and I would miss it if it were gone.

So, thank you to everyone that has read my blog over the last month.  Thanks to everyone that is now a follower, or at least checks me out semi regularly.  Thanks to everyone that has commented.  Thanks for linking to me, thanks for the funny awards and the recognition.

Mostly, thanks for the inspiration to keep going.

Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "next up- August and 2 year anniversary!"


  1. This is great. I learned a lot from the UBC too.

    1. Thanks for the link Emily, I am checking it out for sure!

  2. Very nice post, and congratulations on making it through the challenge successfully!

    1. Thanks for the comment Cheri! And thanks for following my crazy ramblings all month! ;)

  3. Great job on meeting the challenge and learning so many things from it. I'm one of your new followers, and I look forward to keeping up with you in the coming months.

    1. hey Connie, I know you are, and I look forward to hearing from you everytime! I like reading your blog as well, and I think it will be a mutually satisfying relationship! :)