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#Microblog Mondays 100: Milestones and Commitments

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.

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If you read my blog years ago, you might remember that the twins had outlined several ways a person could die back when they were first learning about death.  Those ways were not eating, not holding your mother’s hand while crossing the street and getting hit by a car, and turning 100.

Um… Microblog Mondays just turned 100, y’all.

But no worries, it’s not dropping over dead.  To ensure that, I already jotted down an idea for the 101st Microblog Monday.  So, yeah, that’s happening next week.  But 100 feels like such a big number.  How did it get so important?  I mean, why did we all declare that 100 would be a milestone, but 97 would not?

The point of Microblog Monday will also remain the same: To stop giving over your best thoughts to other social media outlets and instead record them on your blog, where you’ll be able to re-read them in years to come.

So go do that.  The best way to ensure that Microblog Monday is around 100 posts from now is to participate.  Make the commitment to write one small thing on your blog every Monday for the next 100 weeks.

Are you in?

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Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored posts.

1. Raven 13. Cristy 25. Delenn
2. Danielle Dayney 14. Accio Babies 26. Just Heather
3. Karen (River Run Dry) 15. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 27. Kasey
4. Different Shores 16. Traci York, Writer 28. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled)
5. Anamika Agnihotri 17. Isabelle 29. Birds, Bees, and Medicine
6. Mali (No Kidding in NZ) 18. IF Pom 30. Good families do – Jenn
7. Mali (A Separate Life) 19. Journeywoman 31. articulation
8. Lori Lavender Luz 20. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 32. Mary Francis
9. Infertile Girl 21. Failing at Haiku 33. swatibassi
10. Shail 22. Cyn K
11. the OCD infertile 23. Junebug
12. Jess 24. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)

 

21 comments

1 Karen { 07.25.16 at 7:10 am }

Wow, 100 weeks already? This is awesome. I have really loved it. Something about knowing that “pressure” is off on having to post something of depth and substance, that I can just write something quick and easy on Mondays. I haven’t done every Monday, but hey, 100 Mondays would be a great milestone for me.

I’m in!

2 Different Shores { 07.25.16 at 7:14 am }

Congratulations on Microblog Mondays turning 100, I feel like I’m making my first contribution on an auspicious occasion. Thanks for the effort you put in, although I don’t know how you do it!

3 Anamika Agnihotri { 07.25.16 at 7:31 am }

Wow! 100 is an achievement. And I giggled interpreting your twins’ ways how one can die πŸ˜€ I began linking up with Microblog Mondays in Feb-Mar 2015 and continued for most part if 2015. Gradually it became a habit of leaving a hundred chores on Monday and sit down to write and blog. Its been over one year and this habit refuses to leave me. These days I often end up wtiting longer posts so I refrain from linking up here. But once in a while I do come here.

4 Mali { 07.25.16 at 7:48 am }

I’m in, but I am afraid I don’t always give my best thoughts over to Microblog Mondays. I have loved the motivation it provides though, and the discipline to stick to eight sentences. I think I’ve only missed one or two Mondays, for reasons behind my control. But I’ve done it for two blogs! Thanks for the inspiration, Mel.

5 Shail { 07.25.16 at 10:06 am }

Back after an absence beyond my control and happy to be participating again. That’s a good question.. why 100 and not 97 or 99? πŸ˜‰ All the same good to know MM is now 100. Ever since I have come across it, my possible Facebook updates make it to my blog instead. So, thank you! πŸ™‚

6 Lavonne @ the OCD infertile { 07.25.16 at 10:13 am }

I started to think, what could I capture if I wrote something every Monday for 100 weeks. As we approach our first DE IVF I obviously hope it will capture quite a bit. 100 weeks, wow, the amount of possibility a 100 weeks holds. πŸ™‚

7 Jess { 07.25.16 at 10:43 am }

Wow, 100 is a huge accomplishment! I try to always do Microblog Mondays, but confess that I have a really hard time doing it within the 8 sentences. I try for as short as possible and sometimes I hit it, others they are shorter than my normal posts but still not quite as Micro as they should be. I vow to make the Monday posts more micro in the weeks to come! πŸ™‚ I very much appreciate the community that the exercise builds, too. So glad Microblog Mondays aren’t going anywhere!

8 Cristy { 07.25.16 at 10:46 am }

I’m in! And congratulations on 100! May there be thousands more.

9 Lori Shandle-Fox { 07.25.16 at 11:04 am }

Mazel Tov! I’m so in… When I first started writing full time, it was so hard to not stress out about a routine– (I had been working at other jobs which had forced a routine on me for decades.) MicroBlog Mondays really gave me a place to start Monday mornings & a community to be a part of. Thanks Mel & you other wonderful bloggers!! I love reading whatever you want to write about. xo

10 Isabelle { 07.25.16 at 11:18 am }

Wow that means that I have done 99 of these. Thanks to you, I try to write at least one post per week, and that is my microblog post. Sometimes I don’t feel the motivation to write in my blog, but I always try to write something on Sunday so I can post on Monday. Because of you, I have kept up with my blog! Even my husband asks me weekly what I am gonna write for microblog mondays. πŸ™‚ But I have to confess that my blog posts aren’t always micro. In fact, they are always long. But it’s the fact that I am writing that counts, right?

11 Traci York { 07.25.16 at 12:34 pm }

Happy Centennial! It looks like I’ve been around for just over half of them – my first #MM was June 8th, 2015, so I believe today’s post was number 56. I’m definitely up for at least another 100! And thank you so much for this inspiration!

12 JustHeather { 07.25.16 at 7:05 pm }

Shoot, my first comment got eaten.
I love round numbers like 100, 40, 50, etc. Maybe others liked round numbers too and that is why they are popular and others aren’t. I’ve managed most of the #MbM posts, but a few have slipped by. Also, I usually manage something short and simple, but just not this week’s mind dump. I look forward to many more. Yay on this milestone!

13 a { 07.25.16 at 7:11 pm }

I am totally losing track of time, because I can’t believe this thing is almost 2 years old already!

14 Kasey { 07.25.16 at 8:14 pm }

I’m in! Honestly though I’m not sure yet when that will happen. I haven’t even been keeping up with reading blogs lately. But I still check in with my feed and can’t bring myself to mark all unread. Last week I happened to see 99, and knew I’d make myself pop in for 100. I can’t believe it’s been 100 weeks. Two years! It’s flown by. Thank you for keeping these things going.

15 loribeth { 07.25.16 at 8:41 pm }

I’m in. πŸ™‚ I love MicroblogMondays, although my posts aren’t always very micro. Thanks (again) for some great reading and community building!

16 md { 07.25.16 at 11:52 pm }

In! happy 100 :)) i love mbms, the motivation it provides me to write, reading other people’s posts, and the community it builds. so THANK YOU πŸ™‚

17 Mary Francis { 07.26.16 at 5:31 am }

Thank you for starting up Microblog Monday’s Mel! It helps me to keep blogging!

18 swatibassi { 07.26.16 at 7:07 am }

Congrats, keep up the good work and most importantly keep inspiring. πŸ™‚

19 No Baby Ruth { 07.26.16 at 7:25 am }

Wow 100!!! That seems impossible – it doesn’t feel like we’ve been at them that long! Makes me wonder if I’ll be around (blogging) for 200…

20 Cyn K { 07.26.16 at 9:55 am }

I’m in.

21 Lori Lavender Luz { 07.26.16 at 1:03 pm }

Almost 2 years? I’ve met some cool people with #MBM. I’ll be in many of the next 100 times.

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