30 Things Challenge

When I started this blog  a little over 4 years ago, I really had no idea what I was doing.  I did not realize how big blogging was about to become.  I simply had a funny story about one of my kids that I wanted to share, but it was too long for a Facebook post.  I had heard of blogging, os I googled it, landed on Blogger, and found that, even as tech-challenged as I am/was, I could set it up pretty easily.    (If you're interested, this is the post that started it all.)

Back then, I posted sporadically and barely "promoted" anything.  I blogged purely for my three girls.  I had this vision of all my blog posts being bound into a book that they could read when they grew up and became mothers themselves.  Everything I wrote was with that vision in mind. 

Then, about a year ago, I was bitten by the "my blog could make me famous" bug.  I dove in head first - posting, promoting, re-designing - anything I could do to get eyes on my blog and get some recognition as a writer.  I have gotten some of that recognition and I have also made some wonderful new friends in the blogosphere - a blogging benefit I had never considered, but am very thankful to have stumbled upon.  In the midst of all that, though, I forgot my original vision.  My writing, while usually about my girls and motherhood, wasn't for them anymore.  It was for me.

When I saw this challenge to post 30 things about myself; things I want my girls to know; things they might wonder about if, Heaven forbid, I should leave this world unexpectedly - I knew immediately I wanted to do it.  My hope is that it will remind me of why I started blogging in the first place and help me keep that purpose in focus.  So, between now and the end of this year, I am going to be writing posts on the following topics:

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. What are 5 things that make you most happy right now?
3. What is your dream job and why?
4. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
5. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
6. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
7. List 10 people who have influenced you and how.
8. Describe your relationship with your spouse.
9. What's your favorite holiday and why?
10. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year old self, if you could.
11. Describe a typical day in your life.
12. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
13. Describe when you knew your spouse was the one or how I fell in love.
14. Describe 5 strengths and weaknesses you have.
15. What's the hardest part of growing up?
16. How did you feel the moment you became a parent?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
19. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
20. What's your favorite and least favorite thing about parenthood?
21. Describe your relationship with your parents.
22. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
23. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
24. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
25. What are 5 passions you have?
26. If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?
27. What's your favorite quality in your spouse?
28. What are your hopes and dreams for your prosperity?
29. What do you think your spouse loves most about you?
30. List 10 things you hope to be remembered for.

Want to join me?


Unknown said...

I saw this link-up too. I just haven't written for it yet. I think it's such a great idea and I'm looking forward to catching up with your posts from it.

Chris Carter said...

WAIT!! Did you do some seriously beautiful changes around here??? It looks AMAZING Lisa!! I love the new look!!

This seems like a really cool link up and challenge...

I'm so glad you blog, and for all the right/write reasons!! ;)

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