Monday, July 1, 2013

Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 1 or How I Will Lose My Mind

What will a nice girl from a good home, trying to raise three kids (ages 1-7), do on summer vacation if during the day she's busy with laundry/dishes/puzzles-Playmobil-Lego-reading books/cooking over and over again, if in the evening she works at her computer with bleary eyes and if at night she wakes up at least once to swing the baby/hug a scared little girl/explain the 7-year-old that you cannot play on the computer at 04:50 am?



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Why, of course! She'll take on another task and sign up happily to the Ultimate Blog Challenge. What is it, you ask? Well, it's a special online bloggers event, held every quarter, in which the participants commit to write and publish a new post every day for one month. Why? To help themselves develop a writing routine, to help boost blog traffic (social media plays a big part on UBC - the bloggers share their posts on a Facebook group and under a certain #hushtag on Twitter then comment on two other blogs daily) and mainly to prove themselves that they can :). George Mallory had put it better - "because it's there!".
So I'm in and you can too, it's not too late! Just click here to go to the website, sign up and start writing. If you actually did it, comment here with your blog url, I promise to follow you and encourage you every step of the way!
My plan for this month - tutorials, show-offs, kids activities and a fun giveaway. Unfortunately, although I racked my brain trying to build an interesting schedule for this month, I'm still a few posts short, so if you have any idea, I'd love to hear it!
And of course, don't forget our Pinterest group board - you can see it here on the blog if you just scroll down - you can pin your DIY's, crafts, recipes etc. On Wednesday I'll feature some of them here.
To join the board, you need to:
1. Follow me on Pinterest
2. Leave a comment, here or on any of my Pinterest pins, with your Pinterest user name.
3. I'll follow you back
4. I'll send you an invite
5. You accept the invite
6. Start pinning!

OK, Ultimate Blog Challenge, here I come!
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Can't wait to see how it ends? Follow me!

20 comments:

  1. you sound busy but I get the sense taht you will make it all happen looking forward to your blog for the month (and maybe longer)

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    1. Thanks Mary, hope you stay longer :)

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  2. I just jumped into the Ultimate Blog Challenge as well. Just joined your Pinterest board and look forward to reading more.

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  3. I had to giggle at having to explain to your 7 year old you can't play on the computer at 4:30 AM part! ;)
    I had to recently explain to my 8 year old son that he can't stay up until 2:30am playing his DS-lite (only to wake up at 8 and be a cranky buttface) anymore until he's able to either 1.) sleep in and not be a booger or 2.) be 18 old enough not to be a booger on 6 hours of sleep. @_@;

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    1. LOL, I know! Sometimes I just hate all these screens!

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  4. Yes, you absolutely needed one more thing to add your already busy list of daily things to do. Glad you are here. Glad that I am here. I did this Challenge back in October while I was at 2 different seminars for a total of 12 days and then 2 days of travel time...I can appreciate you putting yourself out there for this. Cheers!

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    1. I know... :)
      I'm very happy I decided to do it. Good luck to you too!

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  5. Uh oh! I might have to try this now!!!!

    I need to put myself out there too :)

    You can totally do this and you know I will be here to support you!

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    1. Yay! Do it! We'll support each other :)

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  6. Best of luck!! I'm excited to be rolling on this challenge now. :)

    My Pinterest name is: Tidofexperience. :)

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    1. Thanks :) I'm also very excited and happy that I decided to do it. Thanks for pushing me to do it!
      Just sent you an invite on Pinterest, can't wait to see what you're pinning :)

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  7. You sound as crazy busy as me. I think I might lose my mind by the end of the month but I'm up for the challenge and I'm looking forward to hearing how yours pans out. I know what you mean about the screens, the lack of sleep. I have 2 boys who think they can play all night and function during the day too. I'm going to pop over and find you on Pinterest as I'm a big pinner! Here's my blog http://www.loumessugo.com/en/blog/entry/ultimate-blog-challenge

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    1. I just read your post, I think you might even be busier than I am:)
      Best of luck!

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  8. Sounds like a fun challenge. I so wish I could join, but this is a crazy busy month for me at work. :-(
    I'll do the next best thing, though - cheer you on as you blog all this month!

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    1. There's another one in October, you can start preparing now :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I started the challenge yesterday as well myself. Not sure how I'm going to do it but I'm sure gonna try. :)

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    1. Best of luck to you too! I know how hard it can be with a toddler running around :)

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