As absurd as it sounds, I’m going to come clean.
I feel I need to do this. To get this weight off my shoulder. To realize that I can’t blame Nicky and Mike for this challenge any longer. I just can’t do it.
I can do a lot of things, such as wonder why Mike still hasn’t found the geocache across the street from his home.
Across. The. Street.
But I can’t blame him (or Nicky) for this challenge anymore.
Well, yes I can. But I also need to come clean about the fact that I was an active pusher of having this challenge return.
I just hope I’m not the only one. See, I truly enjoyed the challenge last year. It was refreshing. It gave me some excitement to blog again. Sure, the topics were odd, but it seemed cool.
I can’t even remember where I stumbled upon the site, but it was only a few days before starting.
It was Nov. 16 when I first e-mailed Nicky, asking her about the next challenge. She basically shooed me off like a buzzing fly around her head. She did say she wouldn’t mind doing another one (so, I think the idea was always there!), but it would have to wait. Ya know, with holidays and such coming.
Talk about absurdity!
In December, I inquired again. Maybe January?
Shooed away, again.
I even offered to help, but I couldn’t take on this challenge. After all, I don’t get as many hits per day as a media giant such as We Work For Cheese gets.
So I made my last plea in January. I figured at this point, I was being pushed aside by the corporate big wigs at WWFC and they wondered what they would have to to shut me up.
I mentioned February was a shorter month. And, well, I offered up some flattering and complimentary things. Who knew the big cheese enjoyed that? I thought it was all about the money that flows into that site.
From there, I didn’t hear much. It seemed the teams went to work figuring things out and getting it all ready for a go. This is when the communications crew of WWFC figured out how to make this a truly absurd challenge.
The truly absurd part? As February approached, I honestly didn’t want to participate. (I will duck as a full plate of poutine gets sent flying at my head). All of a sudden, real life had taken hold of me and I wondered if I could get creative enough for the challenge.
In the end, I really am glad this happened — again. I’ve had the chance to find some new blogs to read and get chatty with other people. I hope those “blog” friendships continue after the challenge.
I’m about to get more absurd — I’ve actually enjoyed it and am really appreciative that Nicky and Mike did this again. That being said, when I e-mail again in 6-7 months, feel free to tell me right where I should go if I’m asking when you are running another challenge!
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