day 1 of 31 days of writing challenge: pharmacology



Usually I think writing challenges of any sort are pretty lame. I've never taken part in one because I write for a living. I don't need writing challenges. My entire job is one.

But this month, gosh darn it, I'm trying it out. In my single days, I blogged elsewhere. Between 5,000 and 15,000 people read every single blog post. I knew my audience perfectly, and I knew they agreed with me the majority of the time, which made writing, well, not much of a challenge at all. 

But writing here is different. Here I'm writing about life in the country, and my goofy Black Star chicken that won't stay in her pen, and the recipes I try that actually turn out and my undying love of cereal and Crunchwrap Supremes. My audience is, if we're being honest, me. And probably my parents. And a random conglomeration of other farming folks and Lutheran pastors. 

So I'm writing for the next month to remind myself that I write because I like to. I'm not writing for retweets or shares. 

I'm just writing because it's how my brain works. And because I love it. And because no matter who's reading or where I'm posting, I'm a writer at heart. 

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful!!!

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  2. Sweet! I can't wait. Let the writing begin. We've missed it.

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  3. I am neither farming folk nor a Lutheran pastor, but I enjoy reading your posts. I found you through our shared love of vintage Pyrex. I am a retired teacher who used to live in Missouri farm country and am married to a grandson of Iowa farmers, so your posts strike a chord. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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    1. Oh, thank you. It sounds to me like between Missouri, Iowa and Pyrex, you and I have plenty to talk about! ;)

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  4. I'm reading! I was a child raised by part time beef and horse farmers. (Lets face it, part time is not an adequate description. If you have large animals, you simply have an additional full time job.)

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    1. Exactly right! My husband wants a horse some day so we may be calling on your expert opinion. :)

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  5. Yesssssss! This will be awesome.

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  6. This is the cutest, most well-thought out blog ever. Very nice organization. I wish mine was this awesome. Ha! I'll be reading along!

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    1. Oh, thank you! If you have a minute, feel free to send me the link to yours. I'd love to check it out!

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