Since this isn’t a single-theme blog, and my main goal is to become better at writing non-technical non-fiction, I use blogging challenges to prompt me to write outside my comfort zone.
- NaNoBloPo (originally National Blog Posting Month; now continues with a new topic each month) has a new topic for January 2015: Habits. This could be fun.
- January is usually when a new Mindfulness writing challenge begins at Writing Our Way Home. No announcement for 2015, yet, and they’ve just (physically) moved their Buddhist retreat center to a new home. I will try to write a weekly Small Stone anyway. I like the way it focuses my mind on one small thing.
- Teaser Tuesdays and Third Sentence Thursday are a nice way to share what I’m reading.
- Wordless Wednesday reminds me to recharge the batteries for my camera and get out there into the world and use it.
- Flashback Friday is my alternative to the Internet meme “Throwback Thursday.”
- Bev at My Reader’s Block is hosting a variety of reading challenges this year. I’ll sign up for Mount TBR again, of course, but there are a couple of others that look interesting: “Read It Again, Sam,” and “Vintage Mystery Bingo.” Sign up for those can be any time up to November 4, 2015, so I don’t need to decide on those right away .
- I’ve lost one of my sources of inspiration for blogging topics. Sunday Scribblings shut down in 2013. I miss it. I’ll keep their prompts page bookmarked, in case they start up again.