Hello November

I’m a hypocrite – I tell all my blogging friends that in order to grow your blog you must produce amazing content consistently. But, I’m not consistent with my blog at all.

So in order to get better at producing content consistently, I joined a writing community.

I don’t know how I came across Javacia Harris Bowser, but I am so glad I did.  She is a former teacher turned full-time freelance writer and she helps other writers on their writing journey.  She has a community called See Jane Write Collective.

Every year she does a challenge called #BlogLikeCrazy.  The challenge started because her friends who were writing novels participate in a challenge called the #NaNoWriMo every November. Since Javacia wasn’t writing a book, she didn’t want to feel left out or lonely so she started her own challenge.

This challenge is a way for us bloggers to push themselves to create content, improve their writing skills, tap into their creativity, and so much more.

I will keep a running list of the post I publish during the challenge here.

Day 1: This post

Day 2: Missed Posting

Day 3: A colorful nursery for baby Luka

Day 4: Take Me Back To Aruba

Day 5: My Life With Hidradenitis Supprativa

Day 6: Style File No. 4 – The Creative Interview

Day 7: The Introvert’s Guide To Surviving the Holidays

Day 8: Black Artists – Natalie Osborne

Days 9-11: Missed Posting (Uncle’s Funeral)

Day 12: A Flamingo Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape

Day 13: Thanksgiving Dish Ideas For Autoimmune Sufferers

Day 14: The Discovery Exercise That Helped Me Gain Clarity

Day 15: Note To Self: Decide You Want It More Than You’re Afraid Of It

Day 16: Losing Weight My Way

What I Hope To Gain From the #BlogLikeCrazy Challenge

Confidence In My Writing:

I’m pretty shy as it relates to my writing, especially the promotion part. The more you write, the better you become at writing. 

Freelance Portfolio:

Having a writing freelance portfolio is crucial if I want to land jobs. I plan on writing some pieces that I can use to pitch to publications.

Creativity Boost:

I have this irrational fear that I will run out of ideas to post. That somehow my ideas will dry up and I’ll have nothing to write about. Pushing myself to create content every day will help push me out of my comfort zone.  Creativity grows when you use it. You begin to look at the world in a different light – everything can be a source of inspiration.  

Creating A Healthy Habit + Discipline

Creating content for this challenge will help me to figure out my process and how I work best.  It will also get me into the habit of creating content, even when I don’t feel like it.  

Breakthrough Procrastination:

I saw a meme on Instagram that said that procrastination is a symptom of anxiety and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I have been procrastinating on blogging and growing my audience but what am I afraid of?  

I’ve been telling a few people about this challenge so I feel committed to give it my all or else I will feel like I not only let myself down but I let them down as well. 

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  1. Great information in this blog. I wish you continued success on your November #BlogLikeCrazy journey… 🥰

    Posted 11.16.19 Reply
    • Crystal wrote:

      Thank you!! It’s been a challenge but I’m sticking to it…LOL

      Posted 11.16.19 Reply

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