31 Day Challenge for January 2011 - My New Years Resolution

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31 Day Challenge for January 2011 - My New Years Resolution

31 Day Challenge

 

 

Last January 1st, I posted my New Years Resolution to commit to post at least 3 times each week. It's been a challenge and I've missed a handful of weeks but overall have averaged 2.8 posts each week. I don't know why, when I'm stressed, I have trouble writing. Maybe I don't want to share the negative I feel.
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For the past several months I have been reading blogs written by AR members who have taken up the Challenge to post every day for 30 or 31 days, depending on the month of the Challenge. Each time I would think that's nice. I should do that. But each time I had a lot going on in my life. Illness, work, something that was paralyzing me.

 

31 Day ChallengeNo more excuses. It's time to make this such a habit that I don't miss any weeks. In our last Master Mind BarCamp, Thom Abbott, Lane Bailey and Kathy Drewien all talked about writing ahead so there was always something ready to post. So, as I work on my 2011 goals, I am committing to a 31 Day Challenge for January 2011. I invite you to join me. We can hold each other accountable.

Any of you who comment that you're accepting this challenge, I will subscribe to your blog and follow you all month. We will overcome our reluctance, fear, or whatever is holding us back with our blogs together! We have 14 days to get some things written ahead for the challenge. But don't let that keep you from posting these next two weeks!

I can do this. I will do this. I hope you join me!

UPDATE: Thanks to Mel Wagner's suggestion, I started a group:

31 Days in January NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!

 

 

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Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.


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Martha - Good for you. I'm going to head over to your blog to see how you're doing! You go girl!

Jan 10, 2011 07:44 AM #118
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I've found that if I started to write about things that interested me and then weave in some aspects of real estate it sure makes it alot more enjoyable. Thanks for a great challenge.

Jan 10, 2011 10:28 AM #119
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Just found this post and what a great idea! Right now I don't think I can post every day, but I am going to commit to posting at least twice a week.  I use to be very dedicated about posting every day and then got out of the habit.  I look forward to getting back at it once again.

Jan 10, 2011 04:26 PM #120
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Laura - I think that's the whole point. As we get used to writing, we can write about all kinds of things and Real Estate will always come back at some point.

David and Bonnie - If you've had the habit once, it should be easier for you to get back into it.

Jan 10, 2011 11:38 PM #121
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Connie,

I have just come back and am re-reading here again. Yes I AM IN! As a new-be to Active Rain that has lurked around too long. This has been the best kick in my rear end. I haven't missed a day of blogging (some not so great) since I discovered the challenge. It's really stepped me outside of my box. Thanks for this.

Jan 11, 2011 01:12 AM #122
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How can anyone get 122 comments, make that 123 and not be featured? 

I am still in!

Thanks for the challenge!

Margaret

Jan 16, 2011 09:29 AM #123
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Deborah - I wasn't sure what I was getting in to, but I've been keeping up too. What's been so interesting is that I'm reading and commenting way more than before. I want to keep up with our group!

Margaret - Funny isn't it? Have you been to the Groups page? Our little 31 Days of January group is number one for activity!31 Day Challenge

Jan 16, 2011 10:09 AM #124
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Connie...I've only been active on Active Rain for 5 days so I missed your January challenge but I will continue on with the challenge for the month of February.

Jan 26, 2011 10:50 AM #125
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Connie,

Too funny. As we are coming up to the end I just wrote a blog dipicting this little journy. It just posted. Check it out. What Happens in 26 days?

Jan 26, 2011 11:10 AM #126
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Kim - Good for you! There may not be points involved but I'm up for the next one Too!

Deborah - You make me proud! You've done so well this month it's amazing!

Jan 26, 2011 11:25 PM #127
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Ugh... Connie. I don't know about that. I've been writnig, and well that's about all I can say.

Jan 27, 2011 12:54 AM #128
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Deborah - Don't have bad thoughts. We all started somewhere!

Jan 27, 2011 01:33 AM #129
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Connie

Thanks for sharing an outstanding post and your New Year resolutions.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 28, 2011 03:59 AM #130
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Betty Knowles
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Connie, we're on the homestretch now. I missed one day but blogged more than on on other days. I hope that counts!

Jan 28, 2011 12:52 PM #131
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Lou - Thanks for stopping by.

Betty and John - You'll probably be fine. I unfortunately don't make those decisions.

Jan 29, 2011 07:35 AM #132
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Connie, thank you so much for setting this challenge. I have made it a point to blog every day since I first read the post. Here we are toward the end & I believe I have created some good habits of spending time in the Rain!

Looking back through the comments, I realized I never officially "accepted the challenge." I officially accept... :)

Thank you!

Jan 30, 2011 12:43 PM #133
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I accepted the challenge and completed it.. Great challenge Connie.. Did the December Challenge two... so I have done two months of blogging and have not yet missed a day and I am going to do the Valentine's Day blogger challenge to... Though there is no bonus points for that one..

Jan 31, 2011 06:18 AM #134
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Don - Hmmmm. Maybe it's too late to accept. :) Just kidding. Glad it got you on track!

Stacey - Glad to see that you're planning to continue on!

Jan 31, 2011 07:27 AM #135
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Hi Connie:

OK...we did it!

I just posted my last of the daily 31 Day Challenge for this month.

Here's my 31st post 

Jan 31, 2011 11:15 AM #136
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Whew!  This was my third monthly challenge, and happy to say it does get easier.  Although I think I missed a day in the past week (too much snow shoveling).  Well, I did write more than 31 posts this month - and I'm going to keep going right on into the Valentine's Bloggers challenge.  Thanks Connie!

Jan 31, 2011 02:18 PM #137
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