Peace and Change

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Peace Blogfest this week! I hope everyone had a wonderful Peace Day. I have to share with everyone this amazing post from Wednesday, written by Sam de la Pena. If you have the time, it’s definitely worth the read.

Now, if you remember, I said I would be making some changes to my blog starting in October. This is due to my changing schedule and my non-changing personality. I want to make my blog more interactive because I love hearing what you amazing people have to say instead of me writing blog posts and putting them up. I usually can't think of much to write in them anyway, but I just can't shut this blog down; it's become a part of my daily life.

This doesn't mean I'm going to stop posting regular posts. If I've written something that I feel I really need to share, of course I will share it with you, but it will be more informal and less scheduled. Less pressure on me that way.

I will be hosting several events every month. Here are the few that I have planned so far, and as I develop my other ideas, I will be sure to share them with you:

Theme of the Month
– Each month will have a theme (announced on the first day of the month) around which all discussions and events will be centered. Unless something important comes up anyway.

Blog Book Club
– On the second day of the month, I will announce a book that I will be reading and posting about at the end of the month. You can read the book and post about it yourself on the same day (much like a blogfest) or just join in on the discussion in the comments section. The book will, of course, have something to do with the theme of the month.

Monthly Writing Contest
- I will be hosting a writing contest every single month! I've held two contests before, and I really enjoyed it. I will give you a writing prompt, and you can email me your submission before the deadline. The winner will have their submission posted on my blog, I will link to their blog, and they will receive a terrific prize! The contest, also, will correspond with the month’s theme, and it will be announced on the third day of the month.

Books I Read This Month - This is not really an interactive thing, but at the end of the month, I will posting a list and description of the books I read over the course of the month. You can tell me what you thought of the books if you've read them before, or you can use the list as a suggestion for books to read in the future! You can also share in the comments section the books you read this month.

Discussions – These are pretty much regular blog posts that I will put up if I, uh, write them. They will pertain to the theme, and this will hopefully get me thinking on the topic and get me actually writing a thought-provoking blog post. These will be sporadic…

So there you go! I hope you're as excited as I am for the changes!

Peace, Aimee