You knew it was coming, right?  This October will mark the third year that I’ve written a 31 day series for the month of October.  I got the idea from ProBlogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog   {if you have yet to purchase it, what are you waiting for?}.  In 2009 I wrote about 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest and in 2010 we talked about 31 Days to a Less Messy Nest. 

And to make things even more fun, last year I asked seven blogging friends to write 31 days with me.  I knew no one could read all 31 posts from eight people but, I doubt anyone reads every post available at any time anyway.  Just like any normal day, you pick and choose based on what sparks your interest.   Just look at all the fun topics from last year::

:: 31 Days to Stress-Free Entertaining from Sandy at The Reluctant Entertainer
:: 31 Days to a Better Photo from Darcy at Life With My 3 Boybarians
:: 31 Days to More with Less from Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
:: 31 Days of Autumn Bliss from Melissa at The Inspired Room
:: 31 Days of Living Simply from Emily at Remodeling This Life
:: 31 Days of Grace from Emily at Chatting at the Sky
:: 31 Days to an Inspired Table from Kendra at My First Kitchen {this year we added Jessica from The Mom Creative}

When you click on those blogs up there, you might notice that Kendra from My First Kitchen has shut down her blog~we miss you Kendra! So, months and months ago Jessica from The Mom Creative became our newest member.

Since last October, so many of you emailed us asking to be a part of 31 days that we thought it would be fun for you to join in as well.  We would love to be your hosts and encourage you to consider 31 Days of Change whether reading or writing. So this year, if you would like to be a part of 31 Days, all you have to do is decide on your topic and publish a post each day in October.   The eight hosts will have a few places for you to link up and introduce your topic on the first day of October~but we’ll tell you more about that as we get closer to October.

So, start to think about your topic, you want it to be broad enough that you can write 31 posts about it without getting sick of it, but specific enough that it feels like a series.  It’s not easy but it’s been a fun exercise that I enjoy one month out of the year, and then recover from for the other eleven.  There are no rules, feel free to look at our past posts and see how we each approached 31 days in our own way.

This year, I’m featuring 31 Days of Charming Imperfection.  I was actually inspired by a quote I had forgotten about until I saw it in Jessica’s husband’s twitter stream a few months ago…

Sounds a little deep for this space.  But trust me, if you can wrap your head around it, it’s pretty amazing. I even hinted at the topic a few weeks ago in this post.

I hope you’ll consider writing or reading during the 31 Days of Change this October. You can be really creative with your subject.  Maybe 31 Days to Prepare for Christmas or 31 Days to Organize Your Garage or 31 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle.  Just keep it nice~no 31 Days to Murder Your Neighbor or anything.  Click on the links to the past 31 Dayers up there if you haven’t already~the ones who aren’t on vacation are also doing a post about 31 Days today and announcing their topic.