I have a confession, guys. I love the Olympics.
No, really. I ADORE them! I get all choked up about the inspirational commercials, the Cinderella stories and heartbreaking near misses (Dan Jansen, I’m looking at you!).
I swam competitively for years, and the training, discipline and motivation Olympic athletes maintain amazes me. I admire them so much. They put everything on the line for that one potential moment. It’s enough to make me stand and cheer right along with Visa – “Go World!”
I’ve been lucky enough to see two Olympic Games: Atlanta in ’96 and Utah in ’02. There truly are no words to capture the awesomeness of watching a medal ceremony, no matter which country is on the top of the stand. Chills!! And I’m so excited for London this year!
It got me thinking. You know what else requires inspiration and motivation (plus a hefty amount of tenacity, guts and maybe a little insanity)?
So, I’d like to host a little games of our own this year. For the 17 days of the Olympics, from July 27 to August 12, I’m looking for guest bloggers to help me “coach” fellow writers to victory.
The overall theme is the idea of rising above – inspiration and motivation. But feel free to blog about anything that creatively ties back to the spirit of the games. Writing advice, favorite Olympic moments, etc. And if anyone from London wants to send us “live” updates, that’d be great too.
It’s not quite an official blog hop, but I hope it will be a fun way to share in the excitement and visit some new or different blogs. Sort of our own version of the torch relay!
You can post on your own blog and I’ll link to it, or you can post as a guest on Write Me A World. Just leave a note in the comments about which date you’d like to take.
I’ll cover the first day and the last day – the “opening and closing ceremonies,” if you will.
There’ll be prizes too! What would the Olympics be without a little bronze, silver and gold action?
I’ll update the calendar as we get closer and follow up with the guest bloggers about details or questions.
Welcome to the XXX Olympiad!