Act first, think later?

A couple of days ago, I joined a group-Marathon Bloggers- on FB, a group initiated by the few bloggers to encourage and motivate self and fellow-bloggers to post a post each day starting this month- something I realized a little too late. Well, I joined the group first and realized the intention later. Yes, I can be quite crazy that way.

I felt quite foolish over how naive and rash I could be. I considered apologizing and pulling out. Better still, just ignore the whole thing and move on. I had never attempted a blogathon before and the thought of writing each day seemed more than daunting. Also, this month seemed a little inconvenient too, as I am travelling to my parents' place mid-month and I may not really have the time or keenness to write each day.

I, then, calmed myself down and did a quiet introspection. What is it exactly that intimidates me about this? I realized that I am scared of making a public commitment. I am a conscientious and a rule-conforming person. Once I've agreed to do something out of my own accord, I am uncomfortable to say, I can't do it or I am sorry this couldn't happen. 
But, then most of the other blogger joinees seemed quite upbeat about the marathon and also teeming with ideas. Their enthusiasm too started to rub on to me. I felt that I should at least give it a try. I may succeed. Or, I might not.

 Further, I also understand that this is my space and my canvas and this commitment is more towards myself than others. So, if I am unable to post every single day, I will try not to see it as a failure to honour the commitment and look ahead. I'd have made a few more blog-friends in the end, if nothing else. And, that's the charm in blogging-connecting and interacting with other like-minded people, right?

I request you all to keep encouraging me in this endeavour-my first-and help me sail through this month. I shall try to keep my posts interesting and less forced.However, if they aren't, which is quite likely on such attempts, do be nice and still encourage :-)

Some food for thought?
Quote:William Arthur Ward, Image courtesy: google: dianhasan.wordpress.com

P.S.: Swati made a wonderful badge for us. Hope to have this displayed on the sidebar at the end of the month. Till then, trying to be a part of 

26 comments:

  1. Hahah..now that you promised yourself, get going...keep writing as many drafts as you can when you have the time, and on the days you don't write, you can publish one of those drafts..:) Good Luck.

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    1. that's a good tip, Latha..sometimes the brain works well, sometimes it doesn't, so I should use the good days better..thank you, Latha! :-)

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  2. :)

    Oh that is great to hear Uma...wish you all the best!

    Just go with the flow and write everytime your heart asks you too.... will be waiting for your blogathon !

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    1. Hey, thanks, Me..hoping to post all days :-)

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  3. Ditto on the first-time-blogathon :) And I so hope that if I miss a daily post, I don't see it as a failure!!! Cheers ~ Simran

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    1. the best part is so many people doing it together..gives some motivation and there's also a chance of someone's post triggering off an idea for others, so lets keep our fingers crossed :-)

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  4. LOL dont worry we will all sail through :)

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  5. hehe.. will read ur blog and many more will read it too :)

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  6. Wish you all the best Uma!!! :-)
    You will be able to do this for sure :-)

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    1. Hey Tan, great to see you here and thanks so much for the confidence and wishes :-))

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  7. Wow, that is lovely, Uma, what a treat for us! Wish you luck am sure you will surprise yourself too. Nobody is judging you, so just go ahead and do your best.

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    1. hahaha..time will only tell if it is going to be a treat or punishment ;-)
      but thanks so much for the support and encouragement, Vibha! :-)

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  8. Since we all are in the same boat. Lets bring it home baybeh

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  9. The temptation to make more new friends should see you through :) All the best! Look forward to all your 31 posts !

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    1. thank you, TWM! I am also looking forward to reading everyone else's posts :-)

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  10. Wah! waiting waiting and waiting for more !!!

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  11. That is awesome.. Keep going Uma... all the best :)

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    1. thanks a lot, Jas! Need all the good wishes :-)))

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  12. now that you've jumped in, happy swimming! brave starting post, btw!

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    1. hehe..brave, eh?? thanks for the wishes, Jandy! good luck to you too :-)

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  13. Best of luck Uma!! Keep going!! :-)

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