Tuesday, September 30, 2014

31 Days of Santa Barbara

I’m participating in the Write 31 Days challenge, so today it's time to introduce myself to all those folks who found me through the link-up!  

My name is Tabitha, and I am a 29-year-old lady living on the central coast of California.  I've been married for 5 years to a wonderful guy named Joe, and I love Jesus, anagrams, artichokes, and Creed...not necessarily in that order.  (But probably in that order...and with a lot of other things in between!)

For the next 31 days, it's all about Santa Barbara on this little blog of mine! 

As I was brainstorming some different topics for the challenge, it occurred to me that most of the people who will be reading my blog for the first time are probably not from around here.  And there is a LOT I can say about this city I call home.  

You might like this series if you are someone who:
  1. loves Santa Barbara as much as (or more than) I do,
  2. has never been to SB and might like a little peek into some of the different things to see and do, or
  3. thinks you don't really like Santa Barbara but might be willing to consider another perspective!

So I'm just going to spend this next month telling you about a bunch of the things that matter to me about Santa Barbara.  Most of them are good, a few are not so good.  But I hope by the end of this series, you will have a newfound sense of appreciation for Santa Barbara whether you’ve been here once, lived here forever, or never set foot here in your life!

On the weekends, I'll give you guys a break from the chatter and just share a photo of something I love in Santa Barbara.  We'll call it "Weekend Wonder!"  

Oh, and FYI!  I reached out to some of the businesses I will be spotlighting, and a few of them are going to be offering a special deal, discount or giveaway just for my dear blog readers!  So, local readers and potential visitors, stay tuned!

Here's where I will list all of the posts in this series as they are published.  (Posts that include a promo/discount code or giveaway will be marked with an asterisk below!)

Day 1 Palazzio
Day 2  The Best Weather 
Day 3 #tgiflexday
Day 6 The Negatives
Day 9 Clothing Swaps
Day 10 The Painted Cabernet
Day 13 Reality SB
Day 14 The Mission
Day 20 Hiking
Day 21 Running & Races
Day 23 Axxess Card
Day 24 The Funk Zone
Day 29 Festivals 
Day 30 Playing Tourist
Day 31 Photo Finish!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coming soon...

Because I refuse to acknowledge the little voice in my head that keeps saying, "Face it, you're not really much of a blogger anymore," I am signing up again for the Nester's Write 31 Days challenge.  Last year I tried it, and I failed about halfway through.  And since then I've written LESS THAN TEN posts.  Seriously, not even a post a month average?!

Clearly, I need a little kick in the pants.  And I think I know why I failed last year: I made it too complicated.  My topic was too specific, yet also too vague, if that even makes sense.  (It doesn't, which is why I had such a hard time sticking it out.) 

So this year I've picked a topic that I think I can run with, and I think you might even enjoy reading every single post!  I have a plan, but I also have some wiggle room.  I have well over 31 post ideas already written down, so it will just be a matter of hunkering down and cranking out some simple little thoughts each day.

AND I'm thinking about it TWO WHOLE WEEKS before this thing even starts!  Which means I can actually pre-write some stuff for the days that I know I'll be way too busy to blog.  WHO AM I?!

I mean...don't hold your breath or anything.  But I'm gonna try!

Stay tuned, friends.  It begins October 1st.