Monday, December 1, 2008

December's Blog Challenge: Choosing JOY


Okay, so you've heard the saying: "Choose Joy". I love the saying, but I must admit, it is not as easy as this two word sentence makes it sound. For the month of November, I challenged you all to find something to be thankful for and blog about it. I know it was hard, but I also know that it was not impossible. I had good news, bad news, a friend pass away, reunions with old friends and even some birthdays and holidays. I took the bad with the good and found something each day that I could be grateful for. We are certainly blessed!
So, if you are up for another challenge - here we go!
1. This will officially start on December 3rd and will end on December 31.
2. The challenge of this blog will be similar to our Gratitude Blog idea. Look for JOY each day and blog about it. It might be something as big as attending a wedding or as small as how cozy your slippers feel...it's up to you. CHOOSE to find joy.each.day.
3. There are a few extra challenges for this one too...don't worry - don't stress....have fun! Those that complete the journaling AND the photos will be able to be have their name in the drawing for the prize TWICE.
Each week, you must post at least 3 photos based on the themes I have chosen.
Week 1 (Dec. 1 - 6) - LOVE
Week 2 (Dec. 7 - 13) - RED
Week 3 (Dec. 14 - 20) -GLITTER/SHINE
Week 4 (Dec. 21 - 27) - FAMILY
Week 5 (Dec. 28 - 31) - PEACE
Now, I know some of you are about to throw in the towel on this one because you either don't like or know how to post photos on your blog or you are worried about finding pictures suitable for the theme.
Well, you don't need to worry! I will help you! You can take pictures yourself (preferably), but if you have to - you can use stock photos that are available free on line! If you don't know how to post a photo, contact me and I will walk you through it!
As far as finding pictures for the themes...go with your own interpretation! You can have your regular photos of course, but please include at least 3 each week that follow that week's theme.
4. If you are going to participate in this challenge - please comment in this post so I will know. I will check on your blogs as often as I can. At the end of the month, you will need to come back here and follow the directions for being entered into the drawing for the GIFT AWAY.
5. If you have any questions - please let me know. I tried to type this up as clearly as I could, but I do have two toddlers running around me at the moment (my JOYS). =]

28 comments:

Lita said...

Wonderful challenge - I am definitely taking part in this and placing a link on my link for others to join in too! Thanks Sherry :)

Lee said...

Great idea, Sherry. Count me in. Like Lita, I will place a link in my blog as well.

~~Carrie Ann said...

I'm in! Hopefully I can keep up with the big move and all that entails! Can I get a reprieve for a day if I miss it? :) Love your challenges, Sherry! I'm totally in!

~Melissa~ said...

Okay, I'm trying to get my blogging going again so I'm in! :) Thanks for an inspirational challenge! :)

Melissa

Joan said...

Last month was so great I am ready to take on the JOY challenge too!

ArlaMo said...

I'm in! Last month was great - this is a perfect choice for December. And if you check my December 1st post, it is definitely something I need to be reminded of.

Lisa said...

oh wow!!! I'm so loving your challenges!!! I can't wait to get started!!! Thanks Sherry for being so faithful to your blog and encouraging others to find a quiet a moment in the day to stop and think. You ROCK!!!

Menjiness said...

I am in :)

Vivian said...

I'm in again!

tapatika said...

i'm in and i'm going to win... simple as that! lol that's my joy!!!

Brynn said...

I'm lovin this, thanks Sherry!

Elisabeth Renee said...

I'll do this one too. It's fun! Now to get that camera....haha

Traci said...

*grumble grumble*.. ok, you talked me into it.. lol.

Count me in too! (said in her most exhausted yet joyful voice!!!)

Cali said...

This challenge is perfect for December. I am in.

Jenica said...

I'm going to join!!

missyg said...

Count me in too! :0)

Cindy S. said...

Hi Sherry,
This sounds like a great challenge and I would love to take part. This is all new to me, but I hopefully can keep up.

alogins said...

I want to try!

I have a question, do they have to be new pictures for each week or can I use other pictures I have taken this year?

Thanks for doing this Sherry!

Kel said...

Hey Sherry! I'm in... can't wait to get started in the morning.

Thanks so much for challenging us to reach and stretch each day.

Kelly

Rosie said...

I think I'm going to join in on this challenge.

Benita said...

Thanks for doing these challenges, Sherry. It has made my entry into the blogging community a little less intimidating.

MILITARY SWEETHEART said...

dude im in!

Every day life said...

This sounds like a great idea. I would like to participate.

Jayne said...

I am in the midst of moving so I can't commit to this challenge - just wanted to let you know I love the idea and will be doing it here and there when I can :)

McKay Family said...

This sounds fun! Can't wait to get started.

Cathy said...

I'm in again this month.

Martha said...

I wasn't going to do it...as I thought I was blogged out from blogging every day.

But then I looked at what I'd posted yesterday and today and I realized "Hey, I"m choosing Joy!"

So, yep, I"m in....

You are the best in terms of inspiring us all to be better bloggers! :)

jody said...

I joined, but a few days late