31 Days Of Blogging Honesty

Once again I have come up with an idea that encourages participation between you and other bloggers. This is not a meme in the strict sense of the meaning but I would love for people to try to get more and more people involved and taking part in this. I would say it’s more of a fellowship. I visited a blog for First Class Blogger Award and she was posting on 30 days of honesty. I didn’t particularly like all those questions so once again I came up with my own.

So now you know where I got the idea for this. If you would like to take part just leave a comment below. Because it involves complete and total honesty there may be many who choose to refrain. If you decide to take part in this I would advise you to answer at least two questions a week. Taking part in 31 Days of Blogging Honesty means an entire month of posting will be finished and you can begin working on the next month’s posts early.

There are rules again. You must answer 31 questions, however you can choose one of the questions, if you want and decline to answer it. Just one! If you decide to not answer a question you must answer the alternative question in its place. You must make mention on that day that you are skipping and replacing the scheduled question with your alternative.

If your blog, like mine, has scheduled series on a particular day, please skip the 31 Days of Blogging Honesty in order to keep with your blog’s regular schedule. On the first Saturday of every month I have a guest blogger which means I will continue with my guest post and post the next answer after it. For me, that means I won’t be finished my 31 days until June 3rd, if I calculated correctly. The only other rule is that you must use the above 31 Days Of Blogging Honesty graphic each day you post.

The month for posting the answers to the questions is May. That means you have close to four full months to prepare the thirty one posts. If you decide to take part, why not answer your first question today to get started!

Objective: To answer a question each day, in complete honesty.

  • Day 01 — If the stars and planets aligned perfectly for me (regardless of my current situation), the celebrity I would marry is and this is why…
  • Day 02 — The most expensive item I have ever stolen is…
  • Day 03 — My favorite song from the year I was born…
  • Day 04 — The worst thing ever to happen to me…
  • Day 05 — The person (outside of my family) who has had the greatest influence on my life is…
  • Day 06 — Something I want to do in my lifetime but I already know I won’t be able to is…
  • Day 07 — The worst thing that could happen to me is…
  • Day 08 — I wish I had never…
  • Day 09 — If I could create my own personal Mt. Rushmore I would honor these four individuals…
  • Day 10 — What I dislike most about the opposite sex is…
  • Day 11 — I stopped __________ at age ___ …
  • Day 12 — I was just honored by my peers and family. I most likely I got the award because I…
  • Day 13 — My favorite activity to do alone is…
  • Day 14 — The most disgusting food I’ve ever eaten was…
  • Day 15 — If I had to spend an entire day as the opposite sex, I would look like _______ and I would spend the day doing…
  • Day 16 — If I were given just one day to relive I would most definitely choose…
  • Day 17 — Given the choice between giving up sex for the rest of my life or giving up kissing, I would choose…
  • Day 18 — The most outrageous thing I would do for a Klondike bar is…
  • Day 19 — The longest period of time I’ve gone without showering or bathing is…
  • Day 20 — The book that I read that has altered my perception of life is…
  • Day 21 — Someone or something  I know I should have let go a long time ago is…
  • Day 22 — As to whether or not I have ever contemplated giving up on life, my answer is…
  • Day 23 — Something I would change about myself right now is…
  • Day 24 — A movie I’m ashamed to say I admit I love is…
  • Day 25 — To make my blog better I think I would like to start…
  • Day 26 — If I could trade my weekly paycheck with  a celebrity whose first name begins with the letter R, I would change with…
  • Day 27 — Something I really hate about myself is…
  • Day 28 — There is a scandalous article in the newspaper about me today. Something from my past. Most likely it’s about…
  • Day 29 — I just created a mixed CD for someone who had been deaf all their life. The 15 artists and songs I chose are…
  • Day 30 — I wrote a letter to someone I really miss (do this). I mailed it to them (postal, not email) and this is what I wrote…
  • Day 31 — Given the choice between going without television for the rest of my life or my computer, I would choose…
  • Alternative question: You yourself must think of a question and answer it.

Remember, your responses to these questions will be published on your site as a post. One word answers or even just a single sentence will leave your readers flat with really nothing to comment on. Let me know what you think…

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  1. #1 by Recis on May 29, 2011 - 10:58 PM


    This is truly a neat way of interacting with your readers! I’m so sorry I came back into blogging just now. I do hope everyone who participated herein are having fun answering and blogging those questions.


    • #2 by Tom Baker on May 30, 2011 - 12:22 PM

      You know I try! I will most likely do something like this again. I love being interactive with my blogging buddies. It might be the only chance we have of doing things together — unless we ever meet. I’m glad you dropped in and keep blogging.

  2. #3 by Chuck on May 3, 2011 - 5:00 PM

    I like this idea but since I am a bit late for the party I will instead consider it for next months 30 days. I will look at your questions and probably come up with a list of my own. I’ll later post the site I will do it on. Thanks fo this interesting idea.

  3. #4 by savesprinkles1234 on April 30, 2011 - 9:18 AM

    I have horrible commitment issues, so I think I will actually try this as a self-improvement exercise! I’d better start writing! :)

  4. #5 by thatchickperson on April 30, 2011 - 6:56 AM

    Every time I come to your blog you have something awesome like this going on! Am I too late to take part in this or can I still get in?!

    • #6 by Tom Baker on April 30, 2011 - 9:02 AM

      It’s never too late. You can start tomorrow! The reason I posted it several months ago is so people wanting to participate can do so and complete each day in advance. I have nothing to do for May. Each post is already done. Please do participate and answer several questions each day and then schedule them. Before you know it you will have a whole month of posts done in just a few days! Hope you join in.

  5. #7 by Mitchell Allen on January 19, 2011 - 12:03 AM

    Hi Tom,

    I think it great that you can keep the good time rolling on your blog and others’. I’ll certainly tell everyone I know about this one.
    I’ve created an editorial calendar for 2011 in order to make sure I stay focused on software development, while not losing too much momentum on my blog. This would conflict with your May schedule.

    This sounds like a winner and I hope you have fun with it!



    • #8 by Tom Baker on January 19, 2011 - 10:43 AM

      Thank you Mitch. I don’t think a lot of people will want to join me in this venture but I do have a few so far. Just wanted to make you aware. Good luck with keeping your schedule.

  6. #9 by Scent of my heart on January 16, 2011 - 8:09 AM

    Great idea as usual, I think I’ll do it, but I need to see how things will go. It’s getting really busy my end lately! Regards to you and April ….

    • #10 by Tom Baker on January 17, 2011 - 9:43 PM

      I understand. Everyone seems really busy these days and that is why I made sure to make it 3 months away. I’m hoping you do take part!

  7. #11 by southwindtrails on January 14, 2011 - 10:38 PM

    This is a really interesting idea. I’m interested to see what answers people come up with.

    • #12 by Tom Baker on January 15, 2011 - 9:01 AM

      Me too! I’ve completed almost half of the questions so far. It’s good to know that almost a month of posts are finished.

  8. #13 by Cherlyn on January 14, 2011 - 10:31 AM

    Umm did you delete my comment? If so, sorry? :S Super confused.

    • #14 by Tom Baker on January 14, 2011 - 2:28 PM

      Cherlyn, I don’t know what happened. I promise you I did not delete anyone’s comment today. In fact I’m headed out the door. I only have time to comment on this. I hope what happened to me before when I thought I hit the comment button after writing one, only I forgot to do it, didn’t happen to you! I will respond to your email later tonight too.

      • #15 by Cherlyn on January 14, 2011 - 6:07 PM

        Well, I suppose it’s possible, my luck has been very bad lately with technology. Hope you’ve had a great day!

        • #16 by Tom Baker on January 15, 2011 - 9:02 AM

          So, my dear. What did you say in the first comment?

          • #17 by Cherlyn on January 15, 2011 - 6:26 PM

            Just thought I thought it was a great idea, that I’ll probably do it, and that it was funny because in the email I sent you before I read this post had an idea that was somewhat similar to this in it lol

  9. #18 by Kelly Hay on January 14, 2011 - 10:17 AM

    Wow! Those are some really interesting questions … and we have to be totally honest, eh? I hope my family doesn’t read some of my answers!!!!!

    • #19 by Tom Baker on January 15, 2011 - 9:02 AM

      I hope that means you will be participating!

  10. #20 by kolembo on January 14, 2011 - 8:07 AM

    Ok, this sounds interesting but a few things I don’t understand. First, I take it that we’re saving these as drafts? Or how does it work? Second, I’m already postadaying and I don’t know if I’m being too ambitious adding to this, although the format on this and the questions are enticing. I run a postaday blog that these can appear on but also a poetry blog that i’d prefer not to have clogged by my endless musings! Ok, let me know, thanks!

    • #21 by Tom Baker on January 15, 2011 - 9:05 AM

      You can either save them as drafts or like me, just schedule them for each day in May. Does your postaday blog have a special theme for each day or can you just incorporate these questions to it in May? I wouldn’t want to interrupt my poetry blog with something other than poetry either. Let me know if you have more questions.

  11. #22 by Windowlad on January 14, 2011 - 6:24 AM

    Dear Mr. Tom Baker,

    I’ve read your comment on my poem: “IF I WERE…” and yes you can feature my poem in your August/September issue of Poetic License series. My apology for having a late response with regard this matter. Actually, your comment didn’t show up on my comment lists awaiting moderation. It was only now that I’ve noticed that your comment was included on my spammed lists. Anyhow, I appreciate your kindness and generosity for taking time reading my poems. Thank you so much. I would love to read your feedback via mail. E-mail me here: windowlad@gmail.com I’ll send your the copy of my poem. I put a javascript code on my blog disabling anyone from highlighting texts so you won’t be able to copy it. Thank you and good day!!!

    ~Kelvin S. M.

  12. #23 by barrycyrus on January 14, 2011 - 2:33 AM

    Great idea!

    • #24 by Tom Baker on January 15, 2011 - 9:06 AM

      Does that mean you might take part in it Barry?

  13. #25 by jurline on January 14, 2011 - 12:13 AM

    I am doing the 30 days of honesty now! I will love to continue with you!!!! Let’s get this party started~~~~~

    • #26 by Tom Baker on January 15, 2011 - 9:08 AM

      Hi Jurline! Glad to have you aboard! I hope the questions aren’t too similar.

  14. #27 by Judy Marie Santiago on January 14, 2011 - 12:07 AM

    Wow! I think I can participate on this! I love the questions! And I sure am honest. LOL :DDD Great idea, Tom!

    • #28 by Tom Baker on January 15, 2011 - 9:09 AM

      Alright Judy. I look forward to seeing your answers. You’ve got three months to go!

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