stole borrowed the name reluctant blogger from Ntomby because it suits me perfectly. I am a very reluctant blogger. Content with content from other bloggers but trying to push myself to be a better wordsmith. To actually smith words.
It is day one of the Afrobloggers Winter Blogging Challenge of 2020. Every year, I promise myself that that will be the year I am fully part of the challenge. Every year. But something always keeps me from being all in.
I usually start out with great intentions. I am usually pumped. I tell myself I’m going to write it out. I look at the daily prompts and think, I can do this. It can’t be that hard. And then the day dawns and I just can’t do it. What happens is that I am either too busy, or I start to write the post and never complete it.
Then there’s the problem of procrastination. Every writers nightmare. I procrastinate myself out of the challenge with pretty good excuses. I’ll do this tomorrow. And when the day dawns, I think about how I didn’t write the day before and I guilt myself out of writing that day too. And then I do what I do best, read what others have written.
Maybe this year it will be different. Maybe I will do better. Maybe I will be good about keeping the challenge, may be I won’t. Maybe I will wake up each morning and write. Or maybe I will skip a few days. Maybe I’ll lose steam after a few days or maybe I’ll run this gauntlet and come out victorious. Maybe my muse will behave and won’t flake. Maybe my muse will break my heart and like the heartless person she can be, she will turn heel and walk away. Or maybe I will just rant my way through that challenge.
I don’t know. I can’t tell that future. I don’t know what will happen. I do know that I will read all that is written by all you wonderful bloggers.
Alls I know is that my name is Mable, I am your resident reading junkie and this year, I am going to try and get through this challenge.
All my love
20 thoughts on “A Letter to the Reluctant Blogger”
I am shaking my locks in approval
This looks like a very good start, ambiguous but good I love how you are keeping all the options open sneaky sneaky
I was going for ambiguity 😂 thank you for noticing.
The first step is the most important and it’s had to turn back when you start, so for the next 29 days am going to pass by
Thank you Ben.
Hi Mable, I’m rooting for you.
I know you can run this gauntlet and come out victorious.
Thank you Lisa!
I’m with you all the way!
Awwww this is sweet, I’ll remind you to Smith those words everyday okay?
We gat this.. no more reluctant blogging deal?
We gat this Dani… 😊🤗
Yes we do. Cheers to that 😳
Haha my Emojis are betraying me 😩😩 I meant to say cheers to that with this emoji 🥂😅
👌👏👏👏👏 nicely done, ranting about not writing while writing…God I love you and your words
I love you ❤️❤️❤️
You started already!
One step to actually writing is something to celebrate!
Well done, Mable.
You can do this!
Thank you!!! Y’all are giving me hope that I can actually do this 😁
Yes Mable dear.
You can do it!
Add me to the list of people that are cheering you on!
Day 3…here we come!
I’m a lucky human. Thank you!!!!
You inspire me Mable
Thank you always