After a month of pre-scheduled posts, I am back at a blank screen. In case you’ve been hiding out and didn’t know, I just completed a 30 day blogging challenge complete with a Catholic theme *no small feat*. Researching and fact-checking as I put the posts together was nothing short of studying for a massive final. I had books, links, podcasts, conversations with priests and deacons, cross referenced with other blogs, all to be sure I provided information with intrigue, truth, a little humor and a personal perspective. Then, I just had to create unique pinnable images for the posts for you to drool over. So, I was the only one drooling over them. I really enjoyed that part.
Readers have asked that I compile the posts into an e-book and it’s definitely something I am looking into (as in downloading some e-books for me to read because I’m tapped). There is supposed to be a reflection post on this whole experience to be linked up next week, but I don’t even know if that’s comin’, to be honest. The blogs I visited were great and the writer/bloggers were so supportive and kind, but there was an unexpected sour note smack in the middle of the challenge and, my heart, dear reader, was sad to be in it. I know, right?
I want to thank you again, new readers, subscribed readers, followers and party-goers (what?) for sticking with me through this challenge. I feel like Glinda the Good Witch asking you all to “come out, come out wherever you are, and meet the young lady who fell from a star” (that would be me). April felt like Oz to me. Like a Blog-Oz, Bloz? I like to mix words like a stiff drink. Mmmm, drink.
In the span of a month, I’ve joined a crowdsourcing group, revamped my blog, read a couple of books on writing, wrote a massive post for Catholic Lane, another for Ericka Clay about what it’s like to be her (she is about to publish a book so I had lots of fun with that) and wrote for Mommy Verbs about the inevitable, change. Let’s not forget that I linked up for Feature Friday posts too. I had crazy sci-fi dreams that I think could be the start of something to write about and supported my Outlier tribe every day. If that’s not all, I created an Instagram account and shut down my Facebook page. Yep, so now you can have my type of silliness, visually (like you secretly always wanted). I commented on anywhere from 35-40 blogs a day in April, while replying to every comment made here. That’s not a typo. This could be part of why I am a little fried and totally exhausted at the moment.
Forgive me. I feel as if I don’t remember how to blog or what to say just now. I know it’s fleeting and I will be back to my perky self in a couple of days. Know that I am writing though, just like this, but with frizzier hair and way better make-up. The eyebrows? Same, pretty much.