When I was younger–because I was terrible at sports–I always said I wasn’t competitive, but I’ve realized that is completely NOT true. The reason I said it was probably because I am terribly, horribly, utterly competitive and hate that I stink at sports. I’m really not great at most things I do, but I’ve embraced my competitive side and do my very best even if I have no chance of winning. See, ultimately I’m competitive against myself. Or really, that stupid voice in my head that says, “You can’t do ______.”
I live for the challenge. I love to see how far I can push myself. Often times I find I have exceeded my own expectations (that doesn’t always mean I meet other people’s, but I sure do try).
Really, what I want to do: ALWAYS DO MY BEST. Because the more I work at something, the more I resist the desire to give up, the more I am able to accomplish which means I learn, adapt, and grow. It’s not easy, for sure, but it’s worth it.
So this brings me to the reason for today’s blog post. 🙂
We are going to WAR! Blog War!
The current #BlogWar Details:
I gave Nicholas a genre and theme word to stick to and he has given me a different set of genre and theme word. We each must write within the genre given and use the theme word to the best of our ability. It’s similar to #BlogBattle, but a little different in the fact that we don’t get to choose our own genre.
EARLY ON MONDAY, September 14th, 2015 I’ll be directing you to Nicholas’s blog where you will be able to read both of our #BlogWar stories. They will be there because we are doing it anonymously to avoid favoritism as much as possible. Once you have read both stories you will be asked to vote on three criteria, which are basically as follows:
- Who best stuck to the genre they were given?
- Who had the best usage of their given theme word?
- Which story was most entertaining?
I’m looking forward to the challenge. The #BlogWar has begun, and I would love for you to help out by participating in the reading and voting! It will be fun!