Something (Anything): A 21 Day Blogging Experiment

There are nearly 750 bloggers participating in the Nester’s “31 Days of….” a blogging carnival of sorts in which participants commit to publish a post a day on a single topic throughout the 31 days of October. I don’t know which amazes me more: the promise to post for 31 CONSECUTIVE days or having enough to say on a single topic to write that many posts. And the topics are themselves eclectic: everything from 31 Days of Photo Tips, 31 Days to a Better Wardrobe, 31 Days of Fall Organizing, 31 Days of Free Printables, 31 Days of Tomatoes, and on and on it goes, a true testimony to the wide and varied nature of blogging. Take, for example, the 31 Day series that perhaps intrigues me as much as any other: 31 Days of Library Living. Yes and amen.

While I cannot, in my current state of bloggy limbo, imagine choosing a single topic and extrapolating said topic over 31 posts, I’ve decided to embark on a blogging experiment of my own, one I’m calling  “Something (Anything): A 21 Day Experiment.” As the title suggests, I am going to attempt to post something (anything) every day for 21 days. In doing so, I hope to answer nagging questions like: Do I like blogging any more? Is my blogger’s block a function of a lapse in writing regularly? If yes, will a commitment to do just that–blog on a regular basis–grant me perspective on my writing life or lack thereof?

You may be wondering, as I, if I really will be able to post something (anything) on a daily basis. Probably not, but I’m willing to give it a try, admittedly something of a challenge given the fact that I probably haven’t posted 21 times in the last 4 months combined. However, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m quite certain not all 21 posts will be original material. I may post quotes from books I am reading, I may recycle old posts, I may link to someone else’s post. Regardless, I hope that through this experiment I will remember what it is I loved about blogging and rediscover my blogging muse, as it were.

What about you? Are you also muddling through a blogging lull? What to join in with your own experiment? Maybe 21 days is too ambitious (I’m beginning to agree)–what about a five day or ten day experiment? Let me know if you choose to attempt a writing commitment; we can encourage each other  to press on through whatever block or lapse or lull we may be seeking to overcome.

Twenty one posts?! Can I do it? Let’s find out!

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

18 thoughts on “Something (Anything): A 21 Day Blogging Experiment”

  1. Great idea! I'm in. But, like you, I don't think I'll be able to write on a single topic for that many days, so I'll go with the "Something (Anything)" category.

  2. And, you can see how far behind I am in reading other blogs in that I didn't even know *hangs head in shame* I'm well impressed both with your topic and with your consistency; I'll be sure to check it out!

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.For my part, I'm a fairly faithful blogger but just can't commit to every day–too many other, more important, commitments (teaching Sunday school, taking a systematic theology class, work-bleh!) So I'll just enjoy reading what you write (when I get to it in my reader, that is :-P)

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