I need to do radvent differently this year.

I ran into a friend tonight who asked me if I was going to be doing the Radvent series again this year because he liked it so much in past years. That’s a question I’ve been thinking on for a few months with no conclusion. It’s SO much writing. As the person curating it sometimes it’s hard to dig deep and find something introspective or meaningful enough to post about since I’m naturally sort of a superficial person. And also a transparent person. I don’t want to tell the same stories over and over again because there’s not much that I hide.

When I turned over a new chapter this year as a blogger, I decided not to pressure myself to write every day because I think that usually makes for a blog full of dull, re-hashed, forced content. I try not to post if I have nothing to say. I’ve gotta say I’m not full of much “lifestyle advice” or “magic sparkle” which is what a some old Radvent posts ended up being when I was coming up intellectually empty.

So I do want to do Radvent. I have to figure out a creative way to solve these challenges with doing it the “old way” and decide how to make it new again. It’ll probably be lighter in general with a few heavy posts if they come naturally. A few kind people have also offered to do guest Radvent posts which would be cool. I’ll figure it out. Hmm. What to do.

Sidenote: Picture Alice spending 10 minutes trying to get all the marshmallows out of a cup of hot chocolate without drinking any actual liquid. Bobbing for marshmallows.

xx
meg

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  • http://profiles.google.com/amber.gregory Amber Gregory

    YAY I’ve been visiting your site every so often for the last month or two just hoping you’d say something about Radvent (and doing Radvent). It was so special for me last year! And I am up for whatever you decide to do .. after all, it IS ultimately yours!

  • Godmama Teresa

    I’m glad you are still going to do Radvent. I’ve enjoyed it so much in the past! Don’t be afraid to change it up – that’s how you keep if fresh for everyone. Looking forward to your Radvent posts!

  • http://thecuriouspug.com Alycia

    Maybe you could do a weekly radvent instead of daily. I know what you mean about posting everyday because I’m participating in NaBloPoMo and it does feel like a lot but I tend to have a lot of back up posts from times when i was inspired to write.

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