I’d like to call it my post-challenge fade.
It seems that whenever I take part in a writing challenge on the blog, the following month or so, I fade a bit. It makes sense, if you think about it, because I am using themes to write each day. So the 20 Days of Chill Challenge in January made me have a slower February, which is fine. With work and everything else, having time to blog hasn’t necessarily been easy to do.
That being said, I have a lot of things to blog about. I’ve completed a bunch of Day Zero items and have a blog planner where my “idea” pages from January and February are full. Now I just need to get writing some.
I also have finally caught up on comments and responded to each. I need to now get out and start reading blogs again. My sluggish run recently is starting to break some. I am ready to dive back into it.
It’s kind of funny, if you think about it. You would think the winter would be the perfect time to blog, get things ready and maybe even push ahead. But it always seems to be the time where I don’t have as much of an urge to blog.
And let’s be honest, this winter has been rather depressing in my area.
This is one of the coldest – or coldest, depending where you are – winter on record in my area. The average temperature in February in a couple of places was like 9.7 degrees per day.
That means single digits as an average.
So I didn’t go out much, that’s for sure. And I’d be on the computer. But I just didn’t have the urge to write. And I had topics, but it’s hard to push ahead with it when I look outside and it’s snowy and cold for so many days in a row.
But, that’s slowly changing. The spring seems to be poking its head out. Now, it’s true that we could get more snow. March isn’t over and we’ve had storms later in the month. But the 10-day forecast looks promising, so maybe some of the current snow will at least go away.
And we’ve seen some sun. And blue skies. That makes me smile more. And it makes me want to write a bit more. That means it’s time to dust off the blogging planner and see what I can come up with. I need to visit some blogs and see what people have been up to. And I need some things to get me going.
Anybody else get like this during the winter? Or if you are a blogger, do you get more done in the winter months? And how are you after doing challenges?
I just need to get back to organizing myself and I’ll be with it.
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