Uluru - in the Outback in Australia
The other day I was looking through my old blog posts. I was shocked that I had reached over 1000 posts on this blog (can you believe it???!!) and was looking back through the years. One thing that sort of blew me away was how often I blogged in 2010 (255 posts that year!). It was a crazy year that culminated in the epic blog posts that I wrote while competing for Project Food Blog (which I eventually won).
The month of February particularly caught my eye.
28 posts in 28 days.
How in the world did I do that? I can hardly get out three posts a week now. I can't imagine 7 posts a week.
Shining Sea Bike Trail, Cape Cod (Falmouth to Woods Hole)
And then I thought, "why don't I try?"
I know. It's a bit crazy, and it's been years since I've written at that intensity.
But I like a good challenge. Plus, there's SO MUCH content that I've been wanting to share on the blog, but I just keep falling behind.
Like our weekend trip to Cape Cod last summer, where we biked a ton of gorgeous trails, enjoyed some of freshest and best seafood I've ever tasted, and soaked in the peaceful scenery.
Or my trip to Atlanta, Georgia, where I visited one of the most famous southern restaurants and had the best shrimp & grits in my life.
And then there are my multiple trips to Montreal (my work has an office there), which I've covered somewhat on the blog, but nowhere close to completion.
Speaking of Canada, there's also the boat trip we took from Vancouver (beautiful city!) to Victoria through the islands . . .
. . . where we saw the most impressive botanical garden I've ever seen in my life.
And finally, I still can't believe I haven't written a single post about our three week trip to Australia and New Zealand with Bryan's parents to celebrate their retirement.
The Outback had such unusual landscape, and it's there that we tried some more exotic game meats, such as kangaroo, emu, and bison.
And New Zealand is most certainly one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
I've resolved to try this challenge.
31 posts in 31 days.
I can't guarantee that I'll be able to regularly write a new post every day, but my goal is to have 31 posts by the end of May, even if it means I publish two posts on certain days (if I skip one, ha ha).
I'm hoping I can take the opportunity to "catch up" a bit on my growing backlog of posts I want to write. It may mean writing in a slightly different way - perhaps writing shorter posts, more compilations (versus individual posts for each restaurant / site), or whatnot.
Milford Trek, New Zealand
Whatever turns out, I see this as an interesting experiment as well as a chance to motivate myself to go above and beyond what I normally do for this blog. I tend to be goal-driven anyway (competing in Project Food Blog most definitely showed me how intensely crazy I can get when there's a goal in sight), so I'm hoping this internal goal will help me to explore new ways to write, be more creative about the content I post, and most importantly, to HAVE FUN.
I hope you enjoy this next month!
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