Try Something New for 30 Days

30 Day Challenge

I recently came across a great TED video by Matt Cutts called ‘Try Something New For 30 Days’. The blurb to the video intrigued me:

‘Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.’

Here is the video:


One of the more interesting 30 Day Challenges that Matt Cutts has undertaken was to record a second of video every day.

He says he was inspired by Cesar Kuriyama’s wonderful TED talk about how he records a second of video every day.

My 30 Day Challenge

This has inspired me to come up with my own 30 Day Writing Challenge.

I am going to post a different piece of writing on my blog every day for the next 30 days. So my plan is to write:

  1. A drabble.
  2. A  haibun.
  3. An Etheree poem.
  4. A mini-saga.
  5. A six-sentence story.
  6. Three American sentences.
  7. Two cinquain poems.
  8. A 150-word story.
  9. A postcard story.
  10. A dialogue-only story.
  11. Two Twitter length stories.
  12. A 200-word story.
  13. A sedoka poem.
  14. An acrostic biography.
  15. A five sentence story.
  16. A fractured fairy tale.
  17. Another Drabble.
  18. A letter.
  19. A story in Tweets.
  20. A 33-word story.
  21. A 75-word story.
  22. A 25-word story.
  23. Another mini-saga.
  24. A postcard story.
  25. Another Drabble
  26. A 66-word story.
  27. A 121-word story.
  28. A 28-word story.
  29. A 99-word story.
  30. A 100-word story.


I hope you will follow me on my journey.





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