I we prepare to let the sun set on this challenge for another year, I think back.
Oh do I think back. And I wonder – how did I find out?
The recollection of how I originally ended up at We Work for Cheese escapes me. It’s probably something my memory is trying to block out.
But I ended up there. And as I looked through the irrational and crazy prose on that site, I came across the writing challenge.
Thinking out loud, I thought – this would be something fun to do. It would challenge me as a writer and it would give me a month’s worth of things to write about. And that has to be good, right?
So I signed up for it.
Since then, I’ve taken part in the challenges – never missing a day. And, despite Nicky ruling this challenge like she is a dictator, it’s been pretty fun – for the most part.
Back then, though, it was a full month – not this February stuff. And, through the years, fewer people have seemed to participate (who can blame them?) but it’s still a good group of people. And there are several who haven’t missed a day. I think.
It’s also become a bit of a ritual now that come December or so, I’ll start feeding Nicky e-mails about doing the challenge. For whatever reason, she goes with it, too.
The reality is, however, that some of these topics are tough. There are days you’re left scratching your head – like today – where you are grasping at straws.
It’s OK though.
There’s only one more day left in this year’s challenge. I haven’t done as well (theme wise) that I had hoped, but unless something crazy happens, I’ll have a post tomorrow afternoon (I have to post the February photo challenge in the morning) and that will signify the end of another challenge. And, with today’s post and tomorrow’s two, I’ll finish February with 34 posts – my third most in a month since I got started with blogging in 2005. In October 2007, I had 42 posts and in February 2008, it was 35.
And that is how I found out.
This is part of We Work for Cheese’s annual writing challenge. Despite what might be blamed, I had nothing to do with it. Go check them out for other crazy writers doing this challenge.
T-SHIRT ALERT: Nicky has allowed me to create the official shirt for this year’s challenge. I did it via TeeSpring to keep it lower cost. They do all the work. However, it’s like Kickstarter. We have to meet a certain number of sales for this to happen. So, we need 10 shirts to sell. You can get a short-sleeved tee shirt ($13) or long-sleeve ($15). So go buy one. Or two. Or three. Buy! Buy! Buy! Go visit and buy at this link: Challenge shirts. Be the cool kid on the block with this one.
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