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When Too Many Ideas Makes It Hard: Day 3 of #31WriteNow

It’s the third day of the #31WriteNow challenge and I love it so far. I’ve discovered so many new and awesome blogs by just clicking on the hashtag in Twitter and seeing where it leads me.

#31WriteNow Blogging Challenge

Day 3 is upon us and I’m just putting in my post at 8pm. And it’s about the process. Cheat? Nah. I didn’t say you couldn’t write about writing in this challenge. My problem with posting today was deciding WHAT to post on. I have 230 drafts sitting in my WordPress dashboard. Some are just one sentence and others are basically done but I could not figure out what to press “publish” on.

I even started a NEW post and wrote over 570 words for it but I decided I didn’t want to have it go up today. Look at my life and look at my choices.

When writing in general, we do let things like this cripple us sometimes. Having too many ideas can sometimes be worse than having none. That’s why.

Also, I have certain ideas of posts I like to put up on weekends as opposed to weekday ones. And I admit that the post I started working in felt like “Monday.” So when the week kicks off, I already have 3 posts lined up.

How is day 3 going for you? Found any new blogs because of this challenge?

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24 Comments

  1. SanTara
    August 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Day 3 went really well. I wasn’t sure what I would publish for the today but I pulled it together and I WILL do the same for tomorrow. My theme for this challenge is “take the limits off”, meaning I can write about whatever I want and/or feel. I don’t have to stay within the parameters of JUST beauty. You low key Iyanla’d me and I’m cool with that. LOL

  2. August 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I’m the exact same way. I’m looking at my drafts thinking about what’s appropriate and when. This is my birthday month so “the theme” has been about my growth (and about writing). I’m glad to be a least of this challenge.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      It’s my birthday month too! Thirty is looking me in the face in 10 days! My blog will become vastly more introspective as I start counting it down within the 7 day span.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Just had to share but it’s my birthday month too! lol

  3. August 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I hadn’t written since Valentine’s Day, and I’m getting back into the grove. It’s going well, and I found myself facing similar things….but iown write them though. I think about writing them and say, “Nawl…that Mondayesque.”

    And then I go get Chipotle. For shame.

  4. August 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Day 3 went OK for me…I guess. I just posted my third post even though I wrote it last night. When I first started my blog, I would sometimes go a week or two thinking and debating a topic, writing and re-writing, or just talk myself out of writing all together because of doubt. I’m so glad I found your site in time for this challenge because this was exactly what I needed to stop doubting myself and just press publish.

  5. August 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I have been using my writing as my virtual therapists couch. I cuss too much.

    • August 3, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      I have to self sensor or my entire blog would be bleep, bleep, bleep, bleeping, bleep LOL

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:53 am

      Ha! Me too! I’ve edited it a couple of times, because I’m afraid someone will judge me for what I share.

  6. August 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I never thought I’d be able to find something to write about every day. I don’t know why I thought that considering the hundreds of things that run through my mind on a daily basis. Thanks for the challenge!

  7. August 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Glad to know I am not the only one with a ton of drafts they are working on (not 230 though…you go girl). I am LOVING this challenge! I have found so many really cool blogs that I am now following thanks to twitter. Thanks for such a great idea. I am excited to post and read other posts each day.

  8. August 3, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    We are on the same page. I have sat and created a list of topics to blog about, but the problem is following through. I am hoping that this challenge helps me with my “follow through”.

  9. August 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I’ve got a ton of ideas in my head, but then they get stuck on the way out. Day two was harder than day three for me.

    I’ve found quite a few new blogs, which may be the best part 🙂

  10. kisha
    August 4, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I have enjoyed writing. I have quite a few in the drafts. I am still trying to get a good read on what to post when-the best time of day, the subject matter, stuff like that. I came to the conclusion that I I’m am going to post what I feel like posting and go from there. I can always look back at the stats and modify as I go along.

  11. August 4, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Day 3 had some challenges me. it’s 2:19 am I just finish posting my day 2. Which means for me tomorrow I will be uploading 2 more posts. I actually love it its pushing me to do what I love. Though I love it the hardest part is getting what I want the right way. But I gave my word so I will show up for the challenge

  12. August 4, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Total struggles! I usually write posts in advance but that’s when I’m posting once or twice a week. Not only am I doing this everyday now but I’m also swamped with work gearing up for my new website launch next Wednesday. I am a Social Media Consultant, not a web developer, so this has been…interesting to say the least. But I’m pushing through it.

    And yes, I’ve found new Twitter followers and blogs in the process too. I click the hashtag to see if any posts jump out at me and found StacyAustralia and SanTara 😉

  13. August 4, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Day 3 was hard! I was halfway through my post and started having doubts, but I pushed through it and posted around 10pm. Luvvie, this challenge has been EVERYTHING, though. It’s already forcing me to write about things I didn’t think I would.

  14. August 4, 2013 at 7:46 am

    This is my birthday month too. I always pretend I’m way more powerful in August, like I can do anything lol. Day three was a little challenging cuz I added a clause to the 31 day challenge by adding that I can’t write any ranting blogs. I’m really learnng a lot and it’s great to get exposed to so many other writers. My post today is about sticking to the challenge. I’m glad I have a bunch of stuff in drafts to help get the ideas started.

  15. August 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Day 3’s post was ok for me. Having 3 blogs I found an easy way to incorporate them and that way update all! I have articles that I keep on the back burner, saving them for later postings. I do need to put them together though as some are just links I’m interested in! I aim to complete what I started, doing this challenge is already a learning experience for me!

  16. August 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    My blog is new so this is the perfect challenge to get me to commit to writing on it and building my skills. I decided to take the challenge when I saw it on your site the other day. Making a promise to myself to post everyday is definitely helping me focus on content and keep an eye out for ideas.

  17. August 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    SO GLAD I decided to do this challenge! I am pushing myself to be more innovative with my posts and push the content of my blog further. Thanks Luvvie!

  18. August 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Doll, I think you need some Adderall.

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