A Round of Words in 80 Days

Hey everyone. Sorry about the long gap in posts. I did put a new face on this site, and I slapped my header image back on the heading, after resizing it to fit this layout.

I’m feeling a bit demotivated by having a wordpress.com blog. There’s so much I like doing that I now cannot do–not even as a premium member. Therefore, soon–not now–I will be in the market for a super-secure domain provider. When I find one, I will be calling and grilling them with questions, the most important being, how often do you do security updates on your software? The answer that I’ll be looking for is “as soon as they become available.” When I find one, and when I can do a withdrawal from the time bank (i.e. take a vacation day), I’ll move back to a self-hosted blog.

So–onto the obscure title of this post.

I was just thinking of setting some goals for myself–goals that include regular blogging, when I navigated over to Robin Barclay’s site for some posting inspiration. She put up a post that lined to A Round of Words in 80 Days, Intrigued, I clicked through. And I found a writing challenge that acknowledges I have a life. In fact, that’s their tagline.

So, off to some goal-setting. Mine is in the form of a weekly task list.

  • Sunday
    • 2000 words
    • Blog post
    • Visit all blogs in Folk Often Seen Here box
  • Monday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Tuesday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Wednesday
    • Blog post
    • Visit all blogs in Folks Often Seen Here box
  • Thursday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Friday
    • 500 words or one hour writing/revising
  • Saturday
    • Weekly To Dos

I’m not going to set a writing goal for Saturday because Sunday often ends up a writing marathon day anyway, and Saturday we are often in and out of the house all day. Saturday will be a good day to set aside writing and get done all the things that I need to get done, such as going through the huge stack of papers that have been accumulating on my desk.

7 Thoughts to “A Round of Words in 80 Days”

  1. So glad you’re joining us Tia!! Be sure to check out the Twitter hashtag too. This is an amazing group of people in all stages of the writing journey. I do like how you’ve broken out your goals over a week. Wishing you a fabulous ROW80 Round.

    1. Ok, I’ll follow the hashtag; thanks for the reminder! I’m really hoping it helps me meet my goals. Plus, it’s always cool to meet new folk!

      1. Go here:


        to link your post. You’ll see a linky post every Wednesday and Sunday. I only check-in on Sundays.

        Welcome to ROW80!!

        1. Done! Thanks for the handy link.

  2. Looks like an interesting plan! Let me know how it works out.

    1. Ok–it sounds like a good future blog post!

  3. That does sound like a workable plan. Best of luck with it. {Smile}


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