Saturday, 6 February 2016

Not giving up for Lent #40DayBloggingChallenge

As many of you know I do go to Church every week as well as the odd Church activity in the week; don't worry this isn't going to be one of those nutty Christian posts.
I actually wanted to write a slightly different post and outlook on Lent.

So quick round up of Lent:

Lent is the 40 days that lead up to Easter; technically there are 44 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter but you are meant to take off the 6 Sundays and then add on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. This is meant to represent the time that Jesus was in the wilderness where he went through a 40 day of fasting.

So we then tend to try to give something up or "fast" during that period. In principle the time of 40 days is meant to be something that changes your outlook on life; People will often give up social media so they can spend more time with family or they will stop eating chocolate and reap the health benefits from it.

Anyway I digress:

So lent is a practice that a lot of people take on, being a Christian or not, it has turned into a "New Year’s Resolution" type of thing.

Lent starts in 3 days on Ash Wednesday so you will often see many people talk about what they will be giving up over this time.

There are many things that I 'should' give up and would probably allow me to feel some healthy benefits from. This all sounds great doesn't it? So why wouldn't I want to give something up that would benefit me?

The more I thought about it the more it occurred to me that the likelihood is that whatever I give up will just continue straight after Easter; So would I truly benefit from it?
Last year I took up a challenge to take something on rather than giving something up; I decided that this year I would do the same!

So instead of giving up I will be taking something up.

My 40 Day Challenge:
I will be using this time for blogging; Every day I will ‘Stalker’ one of my followers. I will read and comment on at least 3 of your posts, old or new, and will tweet you something awesome. Spread the love to you all for all of the hard work you guys put in to all of your amazing posts.

Then on Sunday I will do a round-up post that gives a brief description of all the bloggers that are featured within the week.

So what do you think? Want to join in with my positive Lent? #40DayBloggingChallenge

Or do you want me to give your blog a stalk?


  1. You stalk me anyway so at least this way I get some credit for it 😜

  2. Oh I love this idea! I normally like giving things up because I love the challenge, but after just doing vegetarian dry January (apart from the last weekend!) I've decided not to do it this year! xx

    1. Aw well that makes sense! I don't tend to do things like dry January but it's good to do something during the year!

  3. I can't give things up so I don't jump on the Lent bandwagon ;-) It just makes me want whatever it is even more. I love the idea of the 40 day blogging challenge, but realistically I'm not sure I can commit to it haha. I'm such a flake! You can stalk me all you like, but I don't think you'd be reading anything new! haha #abitofeverything

    1. Hahaha there is that aspect to it too! I struggle. But I'd rather give back than give up.

  4. I'm going to joining you Mr K.
    Not sure I can make the weekly round up as still on a crap phone.
    I'll be selecting a victim each day though.

    Great idea

  5. Stalk away to your hearts content ��

  6. What a fab idea, such a kind thought too.