Wednesday, October 7, 2020

30 Days of Gratitude - A Countdown to Thanksgiving!

Welcome to IWSG - the Insecure Writers Support Group - monthly meeting.

I cling to this monthly post. It reminds me that there are other struggling writers out there--and I'm very happy to have many of you as friends. Sometimes I doubt the effectiveness and purpose of my blog. I often wonder if I should give it up. There are days I lose faith in writing. As technology grows, it seems like less and less people in the world read books--video entertainment is so much easier to access and process. Am I wasting my time? Then I express my feelings at our monthly meetings and get encouragement from my writer friends. And it feels even better to encourage them right back. We're in this together! 

And to help encourage each other even more, I'm bringing back a blogging tradition!

Starting on Oct 27, I'm going to blog every day with something I'm thankful for. I haven't done a Blog Hop in quite a while, but I think it's time.

If you'd like to join me on this 30 Days of Gratitude Countdown to Thanksgiving, here's the sign up list... This way, we can encourage each other and spread the thankfulness and positivity -- something we definitely need more of these days!

I'm going to do my best to visit everyone who signs up each evening. The 30 days are: Oct 27-Nov 25. Using the prompts is optional, but could be helpful.

A special note: I have to share my inspiration for this. I didn't come up with it on my own--lots have done it in the past. But recently, I was inspired by my friend Patty who's doing a similar daily thanks on Twitter. And after I made this, I saw Tyrean is taking on an even bigger challenge - daily gratitude through the end of the year. I have awesome friends!

In other news:

If you need to rant, join our weekly #WedWrant Chat on Twitter: 7:30-8:30 PM est. We have fun complaining, supporting, and making each other laugh!

Thoughts and prayers to anyone struggling or affected by the Virus 

or any other tragedies from this crappy year...

Things have to get better soon!


M.J. Fifield said...

I love all the gratitude challenges I've seen going around lately. We can certainly use more of that in the world.

If my November hadn't already been claimed by NaNoWriMo, I'd sign up, but I don't think I could keep up with it. But I'll be cheering you on!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good idea! Maybe I will join you on Twitter.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I love the Gratitude Challenge, its really nice to be grateful isn't it?

Loni Townsend said...

Gratitude challenges are great. I know I get down. It's nice to think about what I'm grateful for.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Don't lose faith. People still need a diversion from this crazy world.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

We could all use some positive vibes. I'm in!

You're a great writer friend. You have to stick around. :)

Diane Burton said...

I love this challenge. Actually, I need this blog hop challenge to "force" me to write, to be grateful for what I have during these very difficult days. Thanks for setting it up. Doubting one's effectiveness is not unusual. We all do it. We need reminders, esp. from our wonder supporters here on IWSG. So, hang in there.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for the awesome shout-out! Sorry I didn't come by last week...I am so slow these days. My first name should be turtle.
Happy Gratitude and Thanksgiving!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - all the best with the Gratitude Challenge ... I do count my blessings. We certainly need to keep positivity at the forefronts of our minds ... take care - Hilary

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