Day 192: Sharing with the World

Each day when I’m blogging, I aim to write something I think is interesting, redeeming, and/or positive (and hopefully well-written). It really matters to me that this “trail of bread crumbs” is something I can be proud of or at least comfortable leaving on the Internet. Also, I care about making a positive difference for others if I can. To that end, I always aim to be in an inspired place when I post. The ideal situation is: I get an idea that makes me stop and say, “Wow, that…

Day 184: Documenting Personal Growth

It’s late on a Sunday night so let’s keep this short and sweet. I continue to get value out of documenting my personal journey on this blog. Here are three areas where I have been seeing personal growth and writing about it: Here’s my little compilation of posts that deal with each area: Getting Comfortable Saying “No” or Changing Plans Posts covering: Day 160: No One Said the Best Decisions Are Easy Day 149: Chinks in the Armor Day 111: Improving My Marathon/Life Balance (Update #3) (Basically, any of the…

Day 180: Halfway Through Year Two

I am just about half way through my second 365 days of blogging! It’s been a fun experience so far. I am still enjoying myself and looking forward to more. Here are some of the things I have gotten out of the latest 365 day effort: Finally, I wish to share some thoughts I wrote almost exactly four years ago, upon reaching Day 180 of the first 365 Day Blogging Project: A big part of doing this project has been about getting out of my way. When I started this,…

Day 172: Because It’s Beautiful

I like that I wrote my post “How to be an Independent Thinker.” It was the last post before what became my three-week blogging break over the Holidays. It didn’t come into existence like most of my posts, typed up directly from mind to computer. Instead, I wrote it that morning at the cafe in my journal. It was a moment of inspiration. I instantly knew those words were something special. Later that night, I was about ready to start my vacation early and not blog. Happily , I ran…

Day 171: Back in the Saddle…

I wrote on my last post that I was going to take a break from blogging for a few days over Christmas weekend. It’s been over three weeks. I’ve had a mostly-satisfying break. In fact, my flexibility with myself is part of the beauty of this blog. I have started and stopped it many times. I have let myself change my mind, I have come up with ideas that didn’t pan out. Sometimes I have labelled the days of my blog, sometimes I have not! Last Summer I started sharing…

Day 156: I Blog, Therefore I Am

In the back of my mind somewhere I have always wondered, what is this blog really about? On the obvious level, the answer has always been it’s not about anything. After all, there’s no one topic. It’s not about creativity, money, running, Law of Attraction, or personal growth. Sure, I do write about all those topics. They make up a significant portion of the “content” of this blog. But this blog is not about its content really at all. As I wrote a little awhile ago, it’s really about the…

Day 131: Daily Digital Bread Crumbs

Sometimes I love what I post on this blog. Other times I just want to get a post done. Sometimes I love putting the words together, carefully editing them and articulating them just the way I want. Other times I share a composition instead of having to think up a post, or do a quick inner-monologue post (conversation with my “Higher Self”) that basically writes itself. Either way, I’m finding a way to make the daily blog post thing work with my life now, even with the rather extreme daily…

Day 116: Less About Content, More About Process

A couple of days ago I contemplated whether I wanted to keep doing this 365 Day Project. I did not make any decision to change course, and yesterday I compromised with a method that recently has helped in a pinch to make posting easy: sharing an original composition. Today I am glad I hung in there. The fact is, a person goes through many mental and emotional spaces over the course of a year. Having 365 days in a row of posting makes it very likely that there will be…

Day 114: Another Post in the Books?

Here we are at Day 114 of my 365 Day Blogging Project, Year 2. To be honest, writing posts recently hasn’t as much fun as I’d like 🙁 There have been days where I have been distracted or uninspired to write. Sometimes I find myself just getting it done, whether or not the joy is there. In a way, this blogging year #2 is proving to be as much an endurance challenge as marathon training. Obviously, this is not ideal. Despite my complaints, I do feel that overall I am…

Day 94: Favorite Blog Topics and Posts

#1 My Favorite Topics to Blog About I’ve written a lot of posts on this blog covering many topics, yet there are common themes that I keep coming back to. You can tell what my favorite topics are by looking at top categories on this blog. Notice the high number of posts about each of these: Here are the runner ups: Notes: #2 Some Favorite Posts Although I have written many posts that I am proud of, these posts are still among my favorite: Day 18: My Money Management Fetish…