One of the first blogs that I read the entire archives of was Kimberly Wilson’s Tranquility Du Jour. This month on her blog, she is stressing the importance of a passion project through pursing a #the100dayproject challenge. The idea of the challenge is simple: for 100 days, you commit yourself to doing a little something of a creative act each day. Wilson writes,
Elle Luna, author of The Crossroads of Should and Must, hosts a 100-Day Project encouraging participants to commit to 100 days of doing a creative project for 5-10 minutes. No fancy tools or training needed. Just a desire to try and commit to something for 100 days.
I have wanted to to take this blog more seriously (in a #livelightly way, of course) for quite some time now. This #the100dayproject feels like an ideal way to commit, in a manageable way, to honing my blogging skills through consistent practice. My goal is to, for the next 99 days (I started yesterday) work on my blog for ten minutes a day. As is my belief with my yoga practice, consistency matters so much more than quantity in the formation of meaningful habits. Because I started four days after the above start date, I will end four days after it as well and will track my progress through a chart I set up in my new bullet journal (post on that forthcoming!).
Here is what I would like to accomplish through this project (because writing it down is the first step in making it happen in my book):
- I want to develop my photography skills on social media and through incorporating original photographs into blog posts.
- I want to curate content that inspires people to lead meaningful lives. I want to blend in all aspects of my own life into the posts.
- I want to grow my readership…by a lot, if possible, and start to form virtual relationships with this blog’s audience.
- I want to update the overall look, style, and layout of Growing Up On OM as a brand for 20-somethings who are trying to lead balanced, nourishing, holistic and sustainable lives with yoga in mind.
Do you have an idea for a passion project you can do consistently for one hundred days, for only 5-10 minutes each day?