“New Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” – Mark Twain
I tell myself I don’t make New Year resolutions, but the truth is—I do. I simply don’t write them down or broadcast them. They are more like yellow sticky notes stuck on a lobe of my mind. Therefore, it doesn’t really count when I break them. Does it?
One of these notes says, “Starting today I will blog everyday until the end of the month.”
Those of you who know me well are probably asking, “What is she thinking?”
The truth is I’m not sure what I was thinking when I said, “Count me in.” But I’m hoping by going public with my intention, I’ll work harder to make it happen. Maybe it will also help if I refer to this task as a personal challenge and not a resolution.
Blogging was suggested to me by my publisher, ArcheBooks, and I’ve been at it for over a year now. I felt like a martyr when I made my once-a-week post. Only recently I’ve tried for two posts a week. So, I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to stick to seven. But, I’ll be doing this along with a group of writers from the Blog Book Tour Forum. Perhaps like exercise or dieting, I’ll have more incentive with a supportive group backing me up.
You can visit Blog Book Tours to find out more about the challenge and the forum. Hopefully you’ll even have time to stop by some of the other blogs involved.
Do you make New Year resolutions? If so, how long do they usually last? Has anyone ever succeeded to keeping their pledges for the entire year or more?
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow.
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