january is almost here.

This should go well. (Sarcasm.)

First, I have to tell you something even if it upsets someone. “Bloganuary” is the stupidest name I’ve ever heard. Well, maybe not ever, but it’s really bad. Even “Bloguary” would have sounded better. I think it’s because they fucked with the syllables and made it weird.

Second, I signed up for this (despite the stupid name—yes, I actually considered *not* signing up just because of the name). Here’s the description, in case you haven’t already seen it.

Each and every day during the month of January, we’ll post a prompt to our community site, as well as sending it out via email. The prompts will either be a question or a directive, helping to serve as inspiration for your blog content that day. Once you’re ready to publish your blog post, make sure to add a bloganuary tag. Our team will be looking for participant posts to highlight and share across the Reader, our social media channels, and the community site.

Third, I will write whatever the fuck I want. And I will not tone down my colorful choice of words. It’s one of the only ways my black wardrobe and I are colorful. I don’t even know if my posts will be truth, fiction, poetry, or something else I haven’t thought of yet. Aren’t you excited? You must be on the edge of your seat.

Fourth, I have no idea if I will be able to do this. If I had the prompts in advance, it might be easier, but that would defeat the purpose of encouraging me to write every day. I will try, though, because I want to write more. With the shitstorm that is my life, I haven’t been writing as much as I used to, and I need an escape. Or at least a distraction.

Help me, WordPress. Help me run away, if only through my keyboard.

Stay tuned.

• • • • •

I would love them even if they had stupid names.

p.s. — I guess if I get stuck, I can skip a day. No one will care. Except me. I’ll beat myself up over it. Because it’s what I do.

p.p.s. — And may 2022 be the opposite of 2021. That would be fucking great. Thanks, whoever.

©2021 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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23 Responses to january is almost here.

  1. M says:

    Its worth a try. Maybe i should try with you buti already know what will likely happen with all that is going on in my life too. Where is this challenge? Let me see if i want to torture or inspire myself. 🙂

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  2. Well, I will pass. I already write most every day minus Sunday. Although, it would be interesting to see if the Prompts coincide with my life.

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  3. Archon's Den says:

    Good luck to you. 🙂 It may be an interesting learning experience. I have accepted a challenge to post (not write) every day in April. No prompts – my choice of subjects – I already have 17 posts composed. 🌯

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  4. gigglingfattie says:

    First of all, I 10000000% AGREE WITH THE NAME!!! lol Bloguary would have been better and I was actually reading it as such until you said the name was stupid and then I had to go back and re-read what the heck the original was hahahaha! And ummmm I think I wants to try this too hehe Thanks for the inspiration xoxo

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  6. Bia Bella Baker🌋🌪🌊🌩Proud author of the HECCTROSSIPY series says:

    We followers should nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award🌻🌈🧸✨

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  7. Ogden Fahey says:

    Looking forward to this now S! XX 😀

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  8. Pip says:

    Sitting here laughing because I even have a hard time spelling ‘bloganuary’ correctly!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. jrvincente says:

    I had the exact same thought about the name and considered not signing up either for that reason. But I saw that you and M are doing it, and I need to get back into my blog, so I figured, what the heck.

    Also, it annoys me that they didn’t even put up example prompts. And it’s day 2 and I haven’t gotten any emails with prompts and they’re impossible to find on the Bloganuary site. (I find other people’s responses to them, so I can figure out what they are, but it’s just…very poorly managed.)

    Good luck with the challenge. I’m already a day behind! Haha.

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