Even though I've had this blog for a while, I feel like I'm just now getting on my feet. I'm starting to find my voice, and participate more in the blog community. So I've decided to host a link-up. I'm not sure if I'm quite ready for hosting a link-up, but I'm going to go ahead and jump in with both feet and see how it goes. I've been pretty consistent with my Day in the Life posts, so I'm creating a monthly Day in the Life link-up. I take my Day in the Life pics on the first of the month and put up my post on the second, and that's how I'll run the link-up. Grab your camera and snap a pic of whatever you're doing each hour for 12 or 24 hours, write a post, and link-up. Easy cheesey! I'll open the link-up the morning of the second and I'll leave it open for a week (so there's plenty of time to take those pictures). Oh, and be sure to tell a friend, or some strangers, or your boss, or whoever, just get the word out!
I am also trying out another blog challenge, the Blog Every Day in May challenge hosted by Elizabeth of Rosalilium. I failed miserably when I tried to blog every day in February (and that was a short month!), but Elizabeth's challenge should be somewhat easier. She's put together a list of topics to cover every day to help in the inspiration department. A lot of great bloggers have signed up to participate and I'm really excited to get to know them. I'm also more than a little nervous about taking on this challenge, but I need to write every day if I'm going to be a writer. And now I have the accountability of being part of a group. (But my palms are so sweaty - what have I gotten myself into?)
I also decided to redesign my blog a little. I really liked the green and orange, but it was time to move on and so I pulled the trigger last week on a new design. Just like that. I'd been over thinking it for months, and had frozen myself in indecision land. One morning I woke up, decided to tinker, and bam!, new blog design. I'm sure I'll tweak it here and there, but now things feel a bit more grown up around here.
And that's what's been going on around here!