Here’s the latest challenge! After 50k words with #nanowrimo in November of the past couple of years, I’m going to attempt a blog-a-day for the month of October on this one theme:
I will be exploring how digital is making me feel and act. I grew up without it, and I’m embracing – even enjoying – some of the changes it brings. But in my view digital is sweeping some very good and important stuff away in its wake, stuff that I don’t want to lose if I can help it. I want to keep my mind and heart intact. But I also want the wisdom to know – to use an avalanche analogy – when to ski, and when to clear out of the path of the rumbling torrents. There are some things I can really enjoy about this medium, but some things just come with the turf, and need to be accepted or best avoided.
I’m not writing alone either. #write31days is hosted by the Nester, a blogger friend I met through the Five Minute Friday writers over at Kate Motaung’s place. Kate set the bar high: to do a post a day for 31 days, and all in the 5 minute no-edit-don’t-overthink-just-write stylie. A sort of #fmfpartywrite31days mishmash. You’ll be getting a mixture of 5 minute posts and more meaty thinking throughout the month here.
Let’s look at the digital landscape together for a few days, and see where it takes us!
- Digital Disclaimer
- Thinking requires effort
- Waking up to Real
- Message to my digital self
- Digital makes me feel connected. Really?
- Being a bad wizard
- What rules?
- Social media and slaying the giant
- Who’s not at the party?
- 31 days / Five Minute Friday: CARE
- Digital makes me feel famous
- Overwhelmed by God
- Digital makes me feel rejected
- Digital’s not the problem
- Digital makes me feel overwhelmed
- Tech-induced atrophy
- 31 days / Five Minute Friday: LONG
- Digital wars
- Authentic community
- The ten commandments of social media
- Hand-written treasure
- Creative communications
- Stuff you can’t do while taking a selfie (#justsaying)
- 31 Days/Five Minute Friday: DARE
- Who has control?
- Digital makes me feel inspired
- A prayer
- Digitally dehumanised
- On being still
- Light out of Darkness