Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Introducing the 2014 January Post-A-Day Blog Challenge...

Happy New Year's Eve, #Kinderchat!

2013 was a great year for us, and we started it with a blogging challenge - every day for the month of January, we featured a new blog post written by one of you! It was such fun to see the huge range of ideas and formats that came from all of you. Go ahead and check them all out if you want, we'll wait...

You're back? Awesome.

We want to start 2014 off with a similar bang, but in a way that allows EACH of you to join the party, every day. "Blog more often" seems to be a pretty common New Year's resolution, and we are here to help! To that end, we have prepped 31 blogging prompts, one for each day of the month of January, and our challenge to all of you is to join us. 

Here's how it works:

  1. Let us know in the comments of this post that you would like to participate.
  2. Each day in January, we will post a blogging prompt here, on the twitterz, and on the #kinderchat facebook page. (The complete list of prompts is also posted below, for those who like to get a jump on things.)
  3. Write your post (they are EASY, we promise, and some of them DO NOT EVEN REQUIRE WORDS, just pictures!).
  4. In the comments for that day's prompt (either here or on Facebook, share the link to your post.
  5. If you are on the twitterz, tweet the link using the #kinderblog hashtag.
  6. READ other people's posts and comment! Make new friends!  Talk to a stranger! You can do it!
So you have a better idea what you are getting into, here are the prompts:

  1. Wordless Wednesday: A photo to represent 2013
  2. One resolution for 2014
  3. TGIF: The very best thing about 2013 was....
  4. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  5. If you could live in any historical era, WHEN would you live?
  6. Monday lists: 5 things in your backpack/briefcase/purse/tote bag.
  7. Before the end of the school year, I want to ____ with my class.
  8. Wordless Wednesday: A photo of your favourite thing about your school/classroom/office.
  9. Share your before school/work morning routine.
  10. TGIF: If I won the lottery...
  11. I get choked up every time I read or tell the story of….
  12. Describe your very favourite article of clothing.
  13. Monday lists: 5 songs that make you dance. Or sing. Or both.
  14. This week, I want to _____ with my class.
  15. Wordless Wednesday: The view from your window. Any window.
  16. Progress report: how is your resolution going?
  17. TGIF: If I ran a school...
  18. I'm in love with _____ right now.
  19. If you could live in any place in the world, WHERE would you live?
  20. Monday lists: 5 things you eat or drink every (or nearly every) day.
  21. This week, I want to _____ with my class.
  22. Wordless Wednesday: A photo of your desk/work area.
  23. Share your go-to, easy-peasy, default favourite dinner recipe.
  24. TGIF: My favourite colleague and why I love working together.
  25. Pet peeves: let them all out!
  26. Describe something (or a few things) that you are VERY good at.
  27. Monday lists: Your top 5 favourite children's books.
  28. This week I want to ______ with my class.
  29. Wordless Wednesday: Kids' lockers/cubbies, the aftermath.
  30. Progress report: how is that resolution coming along?
  31. TGIF: Party it up! Celebrate on your blog in your own way: a song, decorations, poems, videos, yummy treats, whatever says "party" to you!
Now, comment so that we know we are not alone in this insanity. Like all #kinderchat challenges, we are very forgiving. If you miss a day, just start with the latest prompt and go from there. 

And, from the bottom of our hearts:

Happy, Happy New Year. We love you all more than you will ever know!

Amy & Heidi


  1. Happy New Year! Love this idea, will definitely try and participate once or twice!:)

  2. I'm in. New challenges, what will I do next. Ha!Ha! Happy New Year everyone.

  3. I'm so in I'm already done! It was after I decided in my picture that I realized the irony of it. Anyhow...

    Happy New Year!

    Sharon :)

  4. Oh for goodness same. Here's the link:

    Sharon (take #2!)

  5. Here's my link:

  6. Here's my link

  7. I'm in. Here is mine for today

  8. Can't wait to participate! Here's my first day...

  9. I'm going to give it a try (as frequently as I can). My first day..

  10. Here is my link!

  11. I just now saw this challenge but still wanted to participate so I'm starting today!

    Check out my blog at