1. I wrote 27 new posts during the 30 days.
Since I missed three posts I’ll be featuring my two blog buddies on a date of their choosing. And something else worthwhile.
How about you, readers? I hated missing January 1, but I came down with a cold on New Year’s Eve. I’m going to devote February 1 to you, your blog, your services or whatever you’d like me to promote or share about you.
If you’d like to be featured, leave me a comment on this post or contact me letting me know what you enjoyed or learned. Tell me what inspired you. Or made you think differently. Or ask me a question. And, of course, tell me what you most want me to feature or share about you on February 1.
2. Natasha Wang shared Day 1:
With her 3000+ facebook friends. It lead to a fascinating discussion on her wall. It’s my most shared post on facebook (106). It lead to new friends. More readers. I discovered a new way to play with climbing the pole.
Most importantly, it reminds to follow the fear when it titillates, taking me to the edge of my comfort zone (but doesn’t trigger freeze, fight or flight). To address issues that I feel passionate about, but suspect they may be controversial or counter to popular opinion.
3. Day 7: Songs Featuring Tribal Drums was shared in #drums newspaper
Aha moment! Use hashtags more in my tweets. I’m not sure why I didn’t understand this before since I joined twitter in June when I participated in #Trust30. I’m learning.
4. “Start Now” idea reverberating in my life.
Mental note: Be more proactive.
Every time I listen to Lykke Li’s “Dance, Dance, Dance” I feel joyfully radiant and picture Priya dancing, smile and feel inspired. And of course I shake my hips.
I also revised my “About” page—something I’d been planning for weeks (probably months)— because Owning Pink needed a short bio.
I planned to get my Sirens in the Sand Club schedule up and have it’s first non-solo meeting this coming weekend for the full moon. Dropped the ball on that one. Hmm, there’s a new moon on Jan 22. That could work. Especially since we can make new moon wishes. I like it.
5. I finally kept a promise to send cookie recipes to a friend by creating a post out of it.
Just sent a follow-up email inviting her to an S Factor intro class.
And let me throw out a standing invitation: If YOU want to take an S intro in SF but want a buddy, contact me and I’d be honored to join you (and give you a $20 discount coupon.)
6. Hubby’s idea for Day 13
Inspired me to decorate our Christmas tree. And dust off my copy of Comic Life.
7. Writing frequently feels fabulous!
Fostered more ideas. The more I practice my craft the easier it flows, the more I enjoy it. And it led me to write a couple posts related to writing.
And when a friend noted that after writing for 30 days in Nov and then not much in Dec, I realized I needed an “after plan” because I want to maintain momentum.
But 7 days per week is too much. Sadly, the daily blogging during the holidays didn’t help my book progress. I am aching to get back to that. Daily. My plan is to do both. Daily weekday book & blog writing. Though not daily blog posts. Gonna experiment with 3 -5 days per week. Adjust based on book (and article) progress.
8. Shared a Free Write.
Because I was desperate for a quick post one night. It reminded me how useful that 10-15 free writing to a prompt is as a warm-up every morning before delving into the book. Like warming up before pole dancing. It gave me an idea to start a 30-day writing prompt adventure modeled on creative caffeine, my old writing class and #Trust30. Something that included writing partners who provided encouraging feedback. And prompts to inspire.
While not exactly what I envisioned, on Monday I discovered something similar. A year with myself. I’m in. I’ll use the prompts to help with book writing not just blog posts. And be proactive and see if anyone wants to support each other as writing partners for book chapters.
9. I discovered how to host a private video chat room.
And am facilitating a discussion with some of my dear soul sisters this month. Note to self – Get doodle poll up to choose date. Tomorrow!
10. Glass straws for Christmas
I added green smoothies to brunch. (Another “start now” reverberation.) I wrote a post about it. I had another the next day and posted another recipe. When I posted just a picture of one in a pole dancer glass it generated a fun discussion on facebook. I decided to host a green smoothie party. Oh and when I heard about #12in12 on twitter I committed to a green smoothie everyday during January. Read this for more information.
By the way, though both #12in12 and #ayearwithmyself are advertised as anti-resolutions I’m in favor of both intentions and resolutions. I think the problem is ineffective, half-hearted resolutions. When you make a resolution you resolve to do something. Deciding to do something is the most powerful step you can take to propel you into action.
What ideas have you had simmering on back burners? Pick one that you feel drawn to. Especially if it’s consistent with your intentions for the year. Your desires. Your wishes. Your values. And act. Take the first step.