So tell me, how did this blogging thing become akin to going to school and coming home with six hours of homework assignments? Not that I'm complaining, but I will be heading off for a short five-night vacation late next week and here's what I have due on my "blogging homework" list:
- Miriam at AnceStories2: Stories of Me for My Descendants will be coming out with the next journaling prompt on Monday, February 11th. I find these alot of fun and usually tackle them within the same day they are posted.
- Tim over at Walking the Berkshires has the 4th Cabinet of Curiosities coming up which is being hosted over at Archeoporn. This is set for February 18th but I'm not sure of the submission deadline, so this one has to get done before I leave on the 14th.
- The 42nd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is due for submission on February 15th with the topic being The Best of The Best! The Academy of Genealogy and Family History. I am hoping there won't be a writer's strike for this one since Jasia at Creative Gene continues to do a great job and seems to attract all these bloggers to her carnival - 31 last count!
- Now Terry at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi is hosting a poetry smackdown called the First Annual Blogger Poet Roundup and wants submission by February 18th. And he expects me to be creative at that! This will be fun I'm sure.
- Then there is the 4th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture hosted by Lisa over at Small-leaved Shamrock. The topic will be anything and everything about Irish heritage, genealogy and culture. At least the deadline is March 14th and that leaves me some time to summons me muses to help me a wee bit.
- And as if that were't enough, Terry - the instigator that he is - points out a neat challenge which, while at six words seems simple, really isn't. Larry Lehmer at Passing It On has written about writing your life story in only six words. I'll need to see about this one - but I love the idea.
See, the problem is I spend all this time reading some great, great blogs and no wonder why I am then up until 3:00 am researching my Welsh ancestors who settled in Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties in New York. I think what I need to do is compose the "Genea-Blogger's Prayer" which has to somehow include the words weary, eye-strain, and sleep.
Now I get it. It seems I've not only just done a "roll-up" of upcoming carnivals and challenges, I've also off-handedly put out a challenge to compose a prayer! Well Saints Alive! I think we all need to say a prayer or two this week and get writing!