I’m sure you all have been burning with curiosity, wondering what that “WordCount Blogathon 2010 Participant” badge on the right side of the screen means. You’ve been losing sleep over this, right? Then I have good news for you. That badge means that I, along with 72 other people at last count, will be blogging every day for the month of May.
Yes, every day.
If you’re a blogger too, you know how hard this is. It takes time to write posts, to think of ideas. But I like challenges, and I think the Blogathon will be a lot of fun too. I’m pretty excited about it, especially because it looks like a great way to meet some other people in the blogosphere. Any bloggers out there want to join me? (If so, there’s still time to sign up for Blogathon 2010.)
For me, I feel like the best way to be prepared for daily posts is to have a weekly schedule: Mondays for this, Tuesdays for that, etc. I will occasionally waiver from this schedule, at least on special Blogathon days when we are given a topic to post about, but for the most part you will find the following in May:
Food & Fitness Saturdays: I go on long runs on Saturday mornings with my favorite running group ever, Back On My Feet. Plus it’s the weekend, and many of us have more time to be athletic, ergo, this seems like the perfect day to explore eating for fitness.
NBA Playoff Sunday: It’s NBA Playoff Season! If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know I’m a fan of taking fictional characters, sports figures, etc. and finding recipes that “fit” some aspect of them. (Like the character Hiro from Heroes, a time traveler who was a perfect match for a waffle recipe from the 1600s.) I love NBA Playoff Season, so we’re doing the same thing with the players and/or teams on Sundays (by we, I mean me and a special NBA expert guest).
Recipe Monday: Just like the beginning of every week, I’ll make a recipe, and then show you how I did it through pictures.
Fun Ingredient/Foods Tuesday: Tuesdays will be all about trying fun ingredients or foods. They’ll be new to me, but if you have experience using them, I hope you’ll weigh in with advice.
Interview Wednesday: In the last year, I’ve learned that I really like interviewing people, a discovery that surprises the crap out of me when I think about it. In college, I changed my major from journalism to English precisely because I was so petrified of interviewing strangers. How we can change over the years. So on Wednesdays, stop by to hear from people who use their working and/or free time to combine food and writing, either by writing recipes, blogging and using social media, or writing about food online and, hopefully, in print.
Chocolate Thursday: What can I say? This blog is called My Morning Chocolate, and, thus, Thursday will be all about chocolate. I hope to have at least one post about chocolate in the savory food world too.
Food News Friday: We’ll wind down on Fridays with links to interesting food news articles from the previous week.
I hope you’ll stop by, and please let me know if you decide to do the Blogathon!