KEEPING ALL HATS IN THE AIR FALL FRIDAY SERIES: Bloggers can help you get lots accomplished

In honor of Molly Blaisdell's upcoming 4th annual golden coffee cup challenge, I thank everyone who has summoned up the energy via their blogs to encourage others to put their nose to the grindstone and make progress with their own creative work.

I've taken part in two month-long internet goal-setting challenges. Both kicked my butt into serious gear. I can't tell you how grateful I am to Molly, Holly and Jolie for their internet challenges.

Need some moral support to reach a goal? Or an excuse to put your butt-in-chair and get to work? Sign up for Molly's challenge next month. Or put out your own challenge to yourself. There's something about putting your intentions out for all to see on the internet that makes you hold yourself accountable.

*About this series:
There’s the researcher hat, the networking hat, the business hat, the editor hat and the art-spectator or the reader hat – whew! With so much other “work” to do, it can be difficult to find the time to actually write or do your artwork. This series talks about priorities and goal setting. How do you juggle all the aspects of your writing and/or art career? Inspired by a SCBWI WWA Bellingham Network Schmooze that took place in Sept, 2009.