31 days of what?????

31 days of what31 days of _____ has been my constant conversation for the past few days.  I’ve driven my husband nuts.

The Nester is once again hosting her awesome 31 days challenge for the month of October and I want to join in.

The problem is, I’m having a hard time deciding what to write about.  I’m running out of time because it starts Monday.  I need to develop artwork and create a first post this weekend, and I haven’t even started.  Eeek!

So, without further ado, I give you

31 ideas for 31 days.

(in case you want to join in too)

  1. Pumpkin recipes.
  2. Something to do with eggs (I really could do this, you know how I am.)
  3. Joy in Motherhood
  4. Thankful Thoughts
  5. Being a Happy Mom
  6. Knock Knock Jokes (that was my sons’ contribution)
  7. Getting organized
  8. Purging the house (thanks hubby)
  9. Cooking from scratch (also from hubby)
  10. Making chocolate chip cookies (thanks kids)
  11. Writing about writers block
  12. Prayers for my husband
  13. Things you never wanted to know about my remodel
  14. Pinterest fails
  15. Writing memes and blog awards
  16. Hats
  17. Mexican food (you know I could eat that stuff every day)
  18. Laughing with my kids
  19. Bible study
  20. Pimping my blog
  21. Writing 31 days ideas (with a list of 31 post titles for each one)
  22. Product reviews with affiliate links – so I can make some money.  (or maybe not)
  23. Stuff my kids build with legos
  24. People I know in real life and think are awesome
  25. Memories from my childhood
  26. Living with Engineering Disease
  27. Basic cooking tutorials
  28. Thrifty thoughts
  29. Fantasy vacations
  30. Reasons I’m blogging instead of cleaning today
  31. Getting ready for Christmas
  32. Halloween fun
  33. To Do lists

I threw in an extra idea or two  in case you thought one of them was lame.  (cough – or more than one)  I have several dozen more, but they are equally silly.  That’s what happens when you ask my family for an opinion.

So, any thoughts?  What would you like to see me tackle?

(ignore this… just testing out some art)

31 days of coffee

31 days of joy in motherhood

31 days to go green

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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Comments

  1. #11 sounds good to me. 31 essays on one topic would surely result in writer’s block. It would probably happen in three days for me.

  2. I like #30 since it applies to me today. Actually, I’m trying to do both and that isn’t working out so well for the blog or the house! I’ll be curious to see what you pick. I’ve thought about trying it myself but wow, 31 days seems like a huge committment!

    • #30 applies to me almost every day. Since I already post every day, this isn’t about trying to write more posts. If I only posted 2-3 times a week, I can see where this would be a huge challenge.

      I find it interesting to think about posting on a single narrow topic each day for a month. If you look at the participants from last year, it’s pretty impressive. I personally can’t imagine 31 days of rocking the same black skirt, but I think someone actually has… and they loved it. The process or writing on something with a narrow focus (like 31 days meatloaf) ends up pushing me to write some really creative stuff. I write everything I know and then push through writers block and into the realm of creative. That’s part of why “eggs” is (are?) such a fun topic for me… I like pushing to see just how far I can take it.

      Hmmm… adrenaline rush for writers.

      On the other hand, I want to balance that with writing something you actually want to read. I can’t picture wanting to read 31 days of meatloaf recipes in a row… although I can picture reading the amusing tales of how a family would respond and how she created an entire new concept of meatloaf out of desperation.

      I also want to write something that I won’t end up hating. If I ate meatloaf for 31 days straight, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to eat it again for a few years.

      If I pick the right topic, it will be a ton of fun to read AND write. If I mess up, it will get boring. And I left it until the very last possible second.

      • Oh… and I think Nony has #30 covered. She’s doing 31 days of lame excuses. 🙂

        http://www.aslobcomesclean.com

        Jean, if you haven’t found her blog yet I think you’d love it.

        • Thanks! I’ll have to add her to my favorites. I have a feeling you’ll come up with a great topic if you haven’t already. I don’t know about 31 days of meatloaf recipes although it would certainly simplify mealplanning 🙂

  3. I vote for product reviews. I love to hear what works for other people. DH said “things I never thought I’d have to say to my kids”.

  4. I love all your posts, but really looking forward to
    Thankful Thoughts
    Prayers for my husband
    Stuff my kids build with legos
    Thrifty thoughts
    Fantasy vacations
    Reasons I’m blogging instead of cleaning today

  5. Lovely!! I’m especially waiting for #s 6, 11, 13, 14, 20, 22, 25, and definitely, 30!!

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