Monday, February 1, 2010

In the spirit of giving things....

...I was reading one of my other favorite blogs on the interwebs and came across this.

I thought this would be fun to try too...and Laurie Halse Anderson in amazing. You should all read SPEAK now.


I double-dog dare you

* Feb. 1st, 2010 at 7:14 AM


Let's see how short I can make this post....

I double-dog dare you to step away from the Internet for the month of February.

Don't blog.

Don't read blogs.

Loose track of the shenanigans of celebrities and politicians.

Do not update your status, your mood. Let your Farmville fall apart and your Cafe close.

Why do I suggest this?

Because so many of you are struggling to find time to write, or paint, or read, or do the other creative things that make you happy.

Did you participate in NaNoWriMo? Consider this NoNoBlog-o (thanks for that title, Harold). Blog-Free February. BFF.

Does going cold turkey sound impossible? Then try this: for every 20 minutes you write each day, you can spend 1 minute reading or writing blogs. ONE MINUTE. (That ratio was suggested by several editors I consulted, btw.)

If you are strong, you can use the Internet for research and critical email. But nothing else.

I can't go cold turkey. But I am going to cut back on blogging and social networking dramatically, and try to keep all entries (except for this one) shorter than 140 characters.)

We'll meet back here on March 1st to compare notes about how productive we were.

Go! Shoo! Scribble!

PS - I think you can do this. Really.



If I can't do this...I have a serious problem. I'll see you all in March.
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