I am challenging myself to get through a whole month of blogging using the prompts pictured above, sans day 31. Day one consists of introducing myself. If you just stumbled across this blog for the first time, visit here for more information about how Xiananigans got its namesake. I adopted a Q&A format as I like them.
Q: Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
A: Personal journals have never amounted to much. Blogging publicly not only holds me accountable, but my husband has tasked me with updating once a week. He said it’s my homework assignment! I also have anecdotes, personal accounts, and information that may benefit the AMWF community, Xi’an expats, visitors, Chinese language learners, and other interested parties.
Q: What topics do you think you’ll write about?
A: The topics I cover encompass too many niches: AMWF, life in the US, repatriating, Xi’an and revisiting living and working there, Chinese language learning; Chinese culture including history, politics, current affairs, language as well as travel. I accepted guest posts and would love to revive this vibrant area of the blog.
Q: Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
A: I would love to connect with anyone interested in China, language learning, living abroad, and travel. I am equally interested in connecting with people in need of the following services: freelance writing, editing, copyediting, proofreading, and polishing. Check out my portfolio. Contact me at marissaekluger at gmail dot com for my resume and references.
And finally, I enjoy connecting on social media realms. Follow Xiananigans on Bloglovin and Facebook. Yours truly can be found on Medium, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Weibo.
Q: If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
A: Blogging successfully throughout this challenge and the next year, I hope to accomplish several goals.
First, I want to move this blog to a self-hosted domain, in whatever capacity that may be. I will be blogging at least once a week, engaging readers on this blog and their own spaces, and lastly storing memories in a “safe place” for keeping.
Readers, have you ever participated in a monthly writing and/or other challenge? If so, any advice for staying motivated?
Check back tomorrow for day two: 20 facts about me!