You know, sometimes you take two perfectly good things and and conceive something even better, but when the project is birthed you realize the result is far less attractive than you ever imagined.
Before starting the A to Z Blog Challenge, I was enjoying a perfectly good daily blogging discipline when I decided to combine it with the exploration of the pluses and minuses of social media use. While I love this topic and received some initial strong feedback, as time has passed, it’s become clear to me that writing about a meaningful minimum for social media use is stifling when done following the letters of the alphabet. That may sound particular or silly to others, but as someone who has been writing everyday since January 1, 2014, sticking with the discipline is about acknowledging the need for the joy and the flow, not the joyless and flawless.
People do the A to Z Blog Challenge for all kinds of different reasons. This is the third year I have completed the challenge (sometimes with more than one blog) but for some reason, the wheels have come off of this creative experience. Since this is NOT the purpose of the challenge, I’m redefining—call that “fine tuning”—and will be switching back to what I was doing before, blogging on a variety of topics which interest me. I will continue to write about social media and life balance, just not day after day following the letters of the alphabet.