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Evolved Mommy | September 20, 2014

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Day 8 of 31 is 6 - Evolved Mommy

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by Sister72

Currently I’m working a program to improve my blog with a small group of about 600 other women. You know, intimate.

The program is “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” by Darren Rowse (#31DBBB on Twitter). The group I’m doing it with is the SITS (Secrets In the Sauce) Girls. We do the assigned tasks for the day and then discuss on BlogFrog.

So far it has been quite helpful. The only frustration has been being behind. The challenge was set to start last Monday. I signed up, bought Darren’s ebook and then my grandmother passed away.

So of course I jumped in the car and raced to my mother’s house three hours away. And there I sat. Like a bump on a log. For six days. In those six days family came over, we had a visitation and a funeral, my husband came down when he could get away from work, but mostly I had that “hurry up and wait” sensation that I HATE. And in the back of my mind was this #31DBBB project that I had been so excited about.

I was watching the twitter stream and starting to panic. This was no light-weight task. Each day seemed to be full of assignments and readings, some of which sounded way out of my comfort zone.

The longer I sat and didn’t do anything the more my inner voice started to say things like, “You’re not on that level” or “You still have so much to do before you can even start.”

by Queen Neveen

Since I recognize that voice (I may or may not have named her Tiffany) I was able to get right down to business when I got home. So here I am on Day 8 working on Day 6. My plan is to be caught up within the next two days. ┬áIf it doesn’t happen that’s okay. If I stay two or more days behind, OH WELL. Life goes on. At least I’m doing it and getting something (actually quite a lot) out of it.

Hopefully at the end of 31 days (however long that actually takes) you’ll look at my blog and think, “It is better.”

Comments

  1. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I’m also visiting from SITS. I started a week late myself so not to worry. It is about learning not so much about the timing. I’m learning so much and making some really good blogging friends.

  2. Colleeng

    First of all I’m sorry to hear about your Grandmother. I’m visiting from SITS and giving you some comment love. I’m the lucky one here to have found your blog. I’m finding so much great info at SITS I’m going to have to quit my job and read all day. I’m technically challenged and need all the help I can get. I love all the new gadgets and cool toys, I just feel like I only use 10% of what they can do. Often, I spend so much time figuring out something(for example on my blog) that I don’t have time to write content. It sounds like I’ll be able to pick up some cool tips here. Thanks!

  3. Kristin,
    I’m soooo glad to know I’m not the only one! We are really going to benefit from this no matter how long it takes.

    Paula,
    Thanks for the encouragement!

    Colleen,
    We now all know about Creative Commons, obviously, lol. I’m going to take this thing one day at a time.

  4. First, let me say that I am sorry for you and your families loss. I completely understand your fidgety-ness you must have been feeling.
    Having been doing the 31days myself, please let me say to NOT get overwhelmed by it. Not everyone is on the same day any more, as everyone has had to deal with their real life in their own ways over the last week. Nothing is set in stone and you may find that you don’t need to go as indepth with each task as you thought.
    I wish you luck. :)

  5. Colleen

    I’m sorry for your loss. :( I just got done reading a post on another blog with that same picture on it! Most good things are worth the wait. And this challenge is a lot of fun and super useful if you don’t let it overwhelm you. Just do what you can as time goes by. :)

  6. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli

    I’m behind too. And I think you are right, it’s not about keeping up it’s about learning.

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