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Blog Exercises: Honor the Moment

Blog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.In “Okay, Everybody, Group Hug!” the author of True Stitches, Heather, honored the moment of a publishing triumph.

This is my 300th post. An accomplishment of sorts, I guess, although it took me years and years to get here. But along the way I have connected with so many wonderful people, which is the greatest gift the blog has brought me. I have found work, found love, had a nervous breakdown or two, explored ideas, and some days wanted to pack it in.

But most of all the blog has shown me that I am not alone in my peculiar obsessions. I have found that, all over the world, there are people out there who love textiles, and chickens, and gardens, and who are doing their best to help make the world a better place.

Big hugs to you all. And if you don’t already have a cup of tea or a glass of wine in hand, go get one, and let’s join in in a big joyous “Cheers!” to each other.

Use Heather’s enthusiastic example to honor your own moments.

Three hundred posts seems like a huge accomplishment to many, not much to others. Everyone has their own moment to honor with their blog. What is yours?

Is it the anniversary of your first post? A count of the number of visitors, comments, likes, shares, reblogs, or some other scorecard worth celebrating?

Maybe it isn’t a count but an accomplishment. Maybe you want to celebrate the publishing of a particularly hard article to research, write, and publish. Maybe you wish to celebrate the end of a long article series. Or the beginning of a new series.

Did you learn how to do something new on your blog? Did you finally figure out how to create that difficult text widget project? Did you learn how to resize an image for publishing properly on your site?

Blogging is filled with moments worth honoring. It’s time to honor them.

Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.In this blog exercise I want you to hunt through your blogging life for something to honor. Big or small, official or unofficial, some accomplishment, some moment to honor.

If you can’t find anything to honor, ask your readers, friends, or family. What do you they think you’ve done worth honoring on your blog. It doesn’t specifically have to be about an accomplishment on your blog but it would be nice to celebrate something blogworthy.

Remember to include a hat tip link back to this post to create a trackback, or leave a properly formed link in the comments so participants can check out your blog exercise task.

You can find more Blog Exercises on . This is a year-long challenge to help you flex your blogging muscles.

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  1. Posted March 26, 2013 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Over 400 here, but just moved back inside too. Self hosting doesn’t work for me on many levels.

    • Posted March 27, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      Congrats on 400! Excellent!

      Self-hosting doesn’t work for you? Wow, that’s interesting as I hear from so many about how they think hosted sites are inadequate for their needs, and you have the reverse. I’d love to know more about why. Have you blogged about this?

  2. Posted April 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Andrew Toynbee's very own Blog and commented:
    I was interested to discover this article by Lorelle which encourages bloggers to celebrate their achievements. Particularly relevant to newer bloggers who are still building their following, I would add that bloggers should always mark their blogging anniversaries, their achieved goals (50 followers, 100 likes etc) to celebrate their hard work and persistence – qualities that mark successful bloggers and authors.
    Read and take note!

  3. Posted April 14, 2013 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great idea! I really enjoyed the exercise and as I just discovered your blog, look forward to going through more of your writing exercises.

    I have just come back to writing very recently after a long absence. If you would like to read how the celebration idea worked for me, please take a look at my post “Today I Celebrate My Words” at

    Thanks again!

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