Yesterday, I came across someone using the #100DaysToOffload hashtag on Mastodon. Curious to find out more, I clicked the links on a few updates that contained the hashtag, and eventually discovered this blog post from Kev Quirk:
What if we had a hashtag that encourages both existing and new bloggers to start writing? The posts don’t need to be long-form, technical masterpieces that should earn you a masters in English. But instead, just a simple and fun way to get people writing and sharing their thoughts. You never know, the whole might be cathartic too.Kev Quirk
There’s now a site complete with some guidelines: 100daystooffload.com
It feels weird for me to need encouragement to write on a daily basis, as my happiest and most productive times have been when I’ve done exactly that. There are many pressures that feed into that, most of them (as my therapist points out) that are entirely of my own making.
So here we go. 100 posts within the space of a year. It would be very like me to put the additional pressure on myself of blogging every day, but instead I’ll just number them and see how far I get.
I’m not sure what I’m going to talk about yet, but its sure to be an eclectic mix. I definitely want to focus on the future rather than the past.
Feel free to comment as I go, or perhaps join me in the endeavour. It might even be a nice introduction to the Fediverse for some people, as there are some very interesting things being shared on the hashtag!
Header image by Aaron Barnaby