31 Days in 2012

Every year for the past 3 years I’ve written a post every day in October.  Not only that, but I’ve always had a theme (complete with a cute button) and it’s always been a fun challenge.  Two years ago I asked eight of my friends to write every day with me.  Last year, I asked them to ask their friends and I asked you–and there were 746 of us who committed to write for 31 Days.  It was amazing.

So I’m inviting everyone again this year. Yep, you.  If you’d like to accept this challenge, I have an assignment for you, while you are at the pool this summer keep a piece of paper handy to jot down any ideas for 31 Days that you have.  Normally by this time I have my topic, and now I start a paper numbered to 31 and I start writing post ideas.  Today I know the topic I want to talk about but I’m not sure I can get 31 ideas so I’m gonna start my list and see what happens.  Sometimes you just need to let your brain marinate on something for a while and see what comes.

Last year’s topics covered just about everything. And I know of two people who wrote ebooks because of their 31 Day Series::

Hayley Morgan’s No Brainer Wardrobe  that has changed the way I shop for clothes….

 

And the other is Gary Morland’s Scary Hope that is now available on AmazonBy the way, that’s my Dad!  And he sells this book for only 99 cents!

So think about if you want to join in and what your topic would be–it can be ANYTHING.  Last year mine was 31 Days of Lovely Limitations.  Three years ago I did 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest and two years ago my topic was 31 Days to a Less Messy Nest.

So, are you in?

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Comments

  1. I’m in too. I just learned of the challenge but I can’t wait to get started.

  2. Last year I joined and I’m excited to do it again. Now to find a topic…
    See you Monday!!!
    DV-NMV

  3. I think I want to, but I have to admit I’m a little scared…so here’s to sticking a toe in the water! Have no idea what the topic will be…guess we’ll figure that out over the weekend!

  4. I want to join in but I have to admit I am more than a bit terrified at the thought of writing every day!! But I am definitely up for the challenge. How do I join in?

  5. I’m in… I think this is just what I need :)

  6. I have been wanting to start a blog for the past year and I keep being too scared/too perfectionist/too busy with other things/too scared… so I keep reading, and admiring, and still wanting to. Do you think I could do 31 days to getting a blog up and running? That would give me some much-needed motivation… I don’t have a clue what I’m doing but I do already have my domain name (which I bought last month. Ahem – yeah, that whole list of reasons it’s not done yet…). I don’t have the slightest clue how to do anything blog-related. But in 31 days I could probably learn a lot. :)

  7. This is so cool! I have been tossing around a thought in my mind… in search of answers to a question for me, and my kids. Just came across this. What a great idea! I’ll be there.

  8. with all the things that make me fear October, maybe this challenge is a key to helping claim victory in Jesus. I’m going to think about it…right now…while I’m on a holiday with my dear husband in Whistler. Thank you for being an inspiration to SO many of us!!!

  9. Have to say, I’m intimidated. But, really want to give it a try. We will see if I can come up with a topic.

  10. I’m late but I’m in!

    31 days of JOY on the (mommy) Job!

  11. Going to try it! 31 days of quotes!

  12. I’m in. Ditto to all the scared comments. I’m choosing to do it after this quote from last night’s movie: “There is no honor in turning away from adventure.” -Reepicheep, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Dangit. I think writing this out means I just committed myself.

  13. I would like to join as well. I don’t really understand the link up here part. Do we post on our own blog page or post our 31 days here on your post.

  14. My friend and co-author and I have decided to join in on the 31 days as well. Can’t wait to read everyone else’s posts!

  15. Thanks for passing this challenge along. My topic for October is 31 Days of Falloween. Wish me luck!

  16. I’m in!

  17. I am going to try… I’ve just started blogging again, so I’m not sure I can… PLUS I have already written a couple posts that aren’t themed… hmmm. I am going to do it. Now to make a theme.

  18. I’m in, scared but in! I think my topic will be Commitment…This is a big step for me, but I feel I’m being pushed toward this, so, ready or not here I go!!!

  19. I’m in! 31 Days of Finding Joy…. Being intentional about recognizing and giving focus to the everyday, small things in life that bring me joy. Do we link up our posts here every day to share?

  20. I’m going to give it a try (Lisa-Jo follower and FMF participant). I need a theme!
    It’s almost as bad as needing a dress for a special occassion.

  21. Have just read about the 31 day challenge on The Bookworm’s blog so I will attempt this using the KISS principle so I will concentrate on recording my daily knitting activity.

    Isn’t it fun that one can be part of a world wide sharing of ideas!

  22. Can I still link-up today? Where? Thanks!!

  23. I think I’m in … 31 Days of Focus on the Positive.

  24. I think I’m in … 31 Days of Focus on the Positive. How do we link up?

  25. Stephanie says:

    I just stumbled across this and want to give it a go, too. Awesome idea!

  26. What an awesome idea! I just learned about this like 8 hours ago but I’m so in! I need to browse your site a little more and figure out exactly how this works but I’m ready for the challenge. :)

  27. Great idea! But what is my topic. Gotta give it a little more thought. I’m in, just not sure what I’m in for!!

  28. Patty Ann says:

    Love this idea. I am going to write about HOPE.

  29. I started today. Not sure the direction it will take….since I haven’t had a long time to think about it. But hey…sounds fun :)

  30. I’m writing about 31 Days of Balance. I’ve dealt with debilitating vertigo for the past twenty years. There, I said it. It’s debilitating. Trying to run a business and a family, when some days I’m barely out of bed, and pretending to everyone outside my inner circle that I’m fine and “normal.” I think this writing will be just for me, a guidebook or reminder on how to keep things going between the days that I’m perfectly fine all the way to barely functioning . . . and back. I linked over from Lisa-Jo Baker’s site!

  31. i’m in ! 31 days / Seeking Inspiration. And since everything doesn’t need to be perfect. I’m writing the day after I receive it. Blessings~

  32. I’m not sure if it’s too late for me to join or not, but I’ve been feeling the Lord working in my heart in regards to diligence, being faithful to the calling God has placed on my life. Please let me know if I can participate…..

  33. I’m in….31 days of trying to figure out where i learnt to hate my body with such a passion! x

  34. I had set a date of October 5th to set the time every day for me so this challenge has come along at just the right time.

    Be Blessed

  35. I am late to the party, I will do 26 days! I have been seeing the same thing and running into it again and again in my life as of late. Too much work, too much on my plate, not enough living. Now adding 31 days of blogging to trying to cut back seems nutty. But I am up to the challenge and telling my readers to hold me to it as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. calling any 31′s or GENUINELY want to follow along with interest and support during October! ( not just the ‘i’ll comment once and hope that gets you over to my blog!) ive met a few of you so far but know there are more out there! Loving this project and the new people i am meeting xxxxx

  37. Hey, I’m off work at the moment, I’m in! I have a vague memory of someone who wrote about a ‘week of happy’ and having to create something every day. Maybe I’ll try a month of it, especially as I’m off work at the moment for most of October, and on my worse days I can create little things, like some cookies…!

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