Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Challenge Myself

#SOL20 Day 17

This weekend was the commenting challenge.  This challenge is right up my alley, as I love reading a commenting on other's posts.  However, after 6 years of participating, I have yet to complete this challenge.  Fifty comments don't sound impossible.  I know I can do it!

Friday was spent in meetings and conversation around the virus and its effects on our upcoming days.  After I posted that evening, I found myself freely commenting on others' posts.  Then I was summoned by a boy and abandoned my writing area.

Saturday morning, I counted up eight comments from the night before, not a bad start.  Then posted my story and commented a few more times.  It wasn't my normal night-time crowd, so it was fun to read from new brains in the community.  It intrigues me how often we have similar thinking and stories even when we are separated by the geography of the country or world.  My enthusiasm for the challenge, writing and posting every day and this fifty comment challenge was renewed!

Later that night, I looked for some familiar "faces" and commented a couple more times.  Todd asked, "What are you doing?  I thought you posted earlier today."

"I did," I answered, "but there is a challenge to comment 50 times this weekend.  I'm giving it a go."  It really is motivating to read others' work.  I'm a social person, unlike him.  He knows this about me.  I'm sure he was thinking that meeting this commenting challenge would be easy for me.

I could feel my eyelids getting heavy, though so I closed my laptop, knowing I had lots to do on Sunday to meet the challenge's fifty comments.

The pace of Sunday was a weird fast-slow combo.  We weren't going camping so we went to church instead.  Then the boys got take-out Chinese and we went home.  At home, I convinced Todd that even if we camped for a couple of days, it would be worth the prep we had already done.  He agreed and we rushed around hooking up the camper and packing in a few extra necessities.  Toilet paper was a consideration.

Sunday night found me barely making my post in time from the campsite.  As usual, I read the next few posts listed before mine and commented there.  I visited my sister's blog and commented there so she would know I was reading. I totally forgot about the commenting challenge.

In all, I think I made it somewhere around 30 comments, falling very short of the fifty.  The challenge seems completely doable.  I'm not sure what my problem is in meeting the challenge.  Maybe next year.

How many comments did you contribute this weekend?


  1. I am impressed you took on the challenge. 30 seems quite impressive in my book. I look forward to reading more posts from you.

    1. 30 feels like something, but it is far short of the 50. Thanks for reading!

  2. I tried the challenge last year but I missed it this year. I love reading as many posts as I can seemed to run out of time to make the comments.
    I hope your camping trip was great!

    1. It was a fantastic camping trip! A bit cold and rainy, but family fun was had and that's what matters. Thanks for commenting.


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