31-day Blog Posting Challenge

For those of you who follow me on Twitter (@popculturemom) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/the popculturemom), you may have seen yesterday that I’ve decided to participate in Awesome Luvvie’s 31-day blogging challenge. 

For those of you who’ve never blogged or who blog so regularly that you could post 10 blogs a day in your sleep, this probably seems like no big deal. For me, though, this is huge. My typical average blogging is probably two posts a month. This is relatively the same pace I kept when I was working for What to Expect (well, until my contract was changed to require eight, but that’s another story…). The most I’ve ever blogged in one month was 26. That was the month I was trying to prove something [I was being a smart ass] to TPTB at What to Expect regarding their new contract changes, and I (on a bet with the other Featured Bloggers) decided that for a whole month, instead of writing about normal parenting stuff, I would only write about TV. As you may have guessed, it was that silly bet and display of insolence that created the Pop Culture Mom. Writing about television (one of my favorite things) was so much fun that I couldn’t stop writing. However, I still wasn’t able to blog for the entire 31 days that month.
It’s not that I don’t have a lot to say. Heck, anyone who’s been to the Pop Culture Mom Facebook page knows that. I post updates multiple times a day. I just generally don’t have a lot of time to focus on one thing. I’m at work at least 10 hours a day. With commuting and getting the kids either ready for school or ready for bed, eating, spending family time, etc., I have maybe two or three hours in the day to myself (when I stay up late, which I often do). I spend most of that time on Facebook, reading, and trying to keep up with the five million hobbies my ADD brain has latched onto. Sure, writing is one of my hobbies, one of my favorites in fact. But as you {ahem} may have noticed, I’m a little long-winded. It’s generally easier and more efficient for me to pop a quick post on the Facebook page than to open up Blogger. 
So this is a new (and kind of scary) thing for me. I don’t know when I’m going to find time to write, but I’m going to do it. Every day. Hopefully, by publicly announcing my intentions, I’ll actually follow through.
Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, this TOTALLY counts as my Day One post. There’s no rule that each post had to be insightful!

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