You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been using “blog starters” for some posts. I challenged myself to write more in August – not too successfully, but maybe 75% of the days saw some kind of writing – and I found Plinky. It’s an EASY way to make a creative looking blog! I certainly don’t ever upload any images or media of any kind to my posts… maybe I should challenge myself to do that! Plinky makes it so easy! I was excited enough to find a site called “tagxedo” and I made a picture for my gravatar. I think. We’ll see. I know that it’s working with Twitter. It’s a pretty cool feature.
Anyway, right now I’m reading Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and as you know, it’s awesome. I read it (or listened to it) a few years ago – maybe even four years ago – and loved it. I’m enjoying reading it with my eyes even more, although the dialogue can get a little confusing, can’t it!? On the audiobook it flowed better or something. But it’s still super enjoyable.
I haven’t read A Million Miles in a Thousand Years in a while… I’m three chapters behind at this point. Maybe this weekend I’ll get some reading done. I think I’m watching too much TV and reading too little lately.
So my writing challenge was a so-so venture in August. I blogged, wrote haikus and journaled in my book. But not every day. It’s already mid-September, so maybe I’ll have to set an October challenge for myself. I really want to learn some beautiful accordion music so maybe that will be my challenge. I also hope to read the Harry Potter books… must get busy!!! Anything that you are planning to challenge yourself with before the end of 2010?
And now, off to read!