#nerdlution: I’m In
I like being part of an online community of educators and writers and readers and super creative people. Currently I’m in awe by #nerdlution.
|The official #nerdlution button!|
It started on a whim. A couple of friends talking about the importance of accountability and wanting to establish some new habits.
Then Chris Lehman threw down a challenge involving an obscene number of pushups.
Colby Sharp created a hashtag.
And told the story of the first murmurs here.
And I was swept away by the phenomenon.
I committed to a word count goal.
I attempted to be realistic.
If I would have taken time to think it through I wouldn’t have committed.
Sometimes I think this writing adventure is simply a pipe dream.
Then I do something concrete.
Like announce a word count goal as my #nerdlution contribution.
Suddenly I’m in.
My Twitter feed is ecstatic.
And I could say:
My #nerdlution friends would understand. I wouldn’t understand, though. I can’t walk away from the commitment I made. This is what #nerdlution is all about. Choosing to do something that you know will make you happy, then having a group to hold you accountable and celebrate when you do the thing you thought was too hard.
So I’m sticking with my #nerdlution buddies.
After all, the reason they are my friends is because they’ve got moxie.
And they remind me that I do too.
I will write for a 50 day streak.
550 words a day.
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Oh, that is awesome! So very much better than mascara, Ruth. That would have been a serious disappointment. Congratulations! Now you have me off to check it out. xo
YAY! So glad you are joining in, Ruth! Write! Write! Write!
Good for you, Ruth. It will carry you into the new year!
So, yay for moxie, yay for you, and yay for #nerdlution. It's amazing to see what a wonderful community that has sprung up around this idea.
Hooray! So happy you're in!!! I felt the same way. After I committed, I thought…well, maybe this isn't a good idea, but I'd already committed. Happy I'm in, too.
I figure, we all have permission to be “in” when it works and “not so in” when life gets in the way. Flexibility!
I will be excited to hear about this along the way. I like that it is something measurable and that it can work toward overall project goals while also leaving flexibility. Happy writing!
Yea, Ruth! You are more concrete than I am. I just said I'd write and move. Talk about giving myself flexibility…
Wow, I see you are still at it! I truly miss writing. My goal is to get back to it. I feel it slipping away. I do so many other things now, but they are things I couldn't do before, like visit people, paint in watercolor, learn new things in technology on my iPad, help with the Worship team, help with the food bank,
Miss you Ruth!
Yahoo! Glad you jumped in.
Came over here to dig up the link for 5-Minute Friday, aaaaaand as usual got inspired by you. 🙂 Mayhap I'll be borrowing the word count idea…
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