I was one busy guy during the month of July. Aside from weekly contributions to my new collaborative blog, The Today Voice, I also acted as the July editor for the3six5. The 3six5 is a daily diary-like blog in which a different writer blogs about the events of the current day. Their entry, along with 364 others, will serve as a collective snapshot of 2012 by years end.
I became affiliated with the3six5 when I signed up to write the May 11th diary entry, in which I blogged about my experience as a volunteer mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. While I was more than happy to participate as a writer on my assigned day, I was even more thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to act as editor for the month of July. My editor duties meant that I got to work with thirty-one passionate writers from the United States, as well as other places like London and Indonesia.
Now that my editing job is over, I have a newfound respect for what it takes to manage a daily blog, and I commend anyone who does it on a full time basis.
If you are not already familiar with the3six5, I encourage you to check out some of my favorite entries from the month of July. Perhaps they may even inspire you to enlist to write one yourself later this year.
Chip’s account of the “in-between” state he was in during the last day of vacation hit on a personal note for me. It was nice to know that I am not the only one who struggles with trying to find the right balance between work, play and more work.
I found Brian’s entry to be humorous. It made me laugh, and I like to laugh. If you like to laugh you may want to check this one out.
I enjoyed reading Jason’s post about his wife and kids. Although I am not a father myself, I could relate to his sentiments regarding his family. All in all, it was a really good entry from a really nice guy. As a side note, Jason was not the original writer for this day. He acted as the backup writer after the author who originally enlisted was suddenly unavailable to write. I was impressed and thankful for how quickly he was able to pull through at the last minute.
P.S. Speaking of collaborations, today is Wednesday, which means I have posted new content on my Today Voice blog. This week’s theme is to write about my most embarrassing moment. I welcome you to read and comment here.