Day 0 of 100: Pre-Planning

Today I answered the call.

Last week a coworker put out a call to undertake a “100 days of blogging” challenge. The idea is this: we’ll be blogging 100 days in a row, beginning May 1, 2020 and ending August 9, 2020.

Pretty simple, right?

The key here is to keep things low pressure. That’s why I went out and bought this shiny new domain and will be firmly avoiding my professional persona.

Why blog for 100 days?

Back in 2014-2016, I worked fulltime as a freelance writer. I started out writing at WhoIsHostingThis. That lead to opportunities to write and work as an editor for, WPMU DEV, Kinsta, and more.

I loved the freedom of freelance writing. It was truly a “work when I want, where I want” sort of arrangement and allowed our family the opportunity to spend two years traveling the country by RV.

However, supporting a family of 7 as a freelance writer was really, really hard. As a result, I was working really, really hard to keep us afloat.

By the end of 2016 I was completely burned out as a writer – my creative flair was gone, my interest in the written word evaporated.

So here we are, 3.5 years later, and I’m ready to get back up on that horse.

I’m a good writer, I enjoy writing, and it’s time to get back to it.

In addition, as I’ll get to in a minute, the subject matter of his blog is about being healthy, and a little public peer pressure to keep me honest in my endeavor to be healthy is a good thing.

What will I be writing about?


Ok, those of you who know me irl can stop laughing.

I’m no fitness geek. However, I’m trying to make consistent progress in making healthy choices in all facets of my life.

That’s what I’ll be blogging about. The basic format will be something like this: “I’m trying X in order to be more healthy in way Y and I’ve found Z to be particularly useful/challenging.”

For example, just this week I’ve adjusted my work schedule to take a true one-hour lunch break and I’m using that lunch break to:

  1. Get in a quick 20-30 bodyweight exercise workout.
  2. Eat a healthy lunch with my family.

This blog will chronicle my efforts to make those sorts of healthy choices on a daily basis.

Interested in following along? I have no idea why you would be, but I’m going to accept Roger’s challenge and blog for 100 days anyway – and I’m not doing it for you, I’m doing it for me.

Featured image photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

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