Erotic Journal Challenge

Erotic Journal Challenge – January 2021

Welcome to the first month of the Erotic Journal Challenge’s third year! This year, the theme is CELEBRATIONS! Because who couldn’t use a little more of that in their life? I’ve selected a few options to highlight below, but I am also including links to calendars that may give you further ideas.

January Celebrations

New Year’s Day!
​Cervical Health Awareness Month
Self-Love Month
HPV Prevention Week (Jan 24-30)
Jan. 12 is Kiss a Ginger Day
Jan. 21 is Hugging Day
Jan. 26 is Spouses Day

If none of these celebrations grab you, check out the following links to find more:

The Awareness Days Events Calendar
Daily Awareness Calendar
Sexuality Observances

Or write about anything you are celebrating this month…an anniversary, an accomplishment, an event, a birthday. Share what makes you happy with others.


What to do:

Look over your writing options, and decide what interests or impacts you the most.

Come up with a post or writing plan (one or more posts are welcomed).

Reflect on how/why one or more of this month’s calendared sensual/erotic or relationship/sexuality-themed observances relate to you/your life; you can link-up as many times as you’d like, but if you can see ahead of time that it will be more than two or three posts, you might want to create a tag or category and link that up instead.

You might even decide to write each day in response to a recognized daily observance and link to the EJC with your category or tag, so we can read all of your reflections for the month. I’m sure there is a way for most of us to turn these daily observances into something personal and even sexy (for example, January includes Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, Make Your Dreams Come True Day, and Backwards Day. Tell me you couldn’t find a way to make those a bit erotic.


Expectations:

Remember, this is an EROTIC challenge, so your reflection should somehow be related to something sensual, erotic, sexy, or should be relationship or sexuality-themed. It doesn’t matter if what you write is positive or negative, as long as it isn’t intentionally harmful to others (basically…be respectful of others and think before you link up).

This is also a JOURNAL challenge, so what you write should be based on personal feelings, opinions, or experiences. Journaling can be done in lots of ways, though, so I’m not about to tell you how you have to do this. Sometimes I get my feelings and emotions out through poems, lists, autobiographical stories, metaphors, etc. So the format of what you write is really up to you.

And finally, this is a CHALLENGE, which means we should be challenging ourselves to be honest and vulnerable, digging deep to find meaning and connection.


Logistics:

The initial prompt is posted on the first of each month. The link party will be open from the first day of the month to the last.

I will be doing a monthly round-up the first weekend of each month and sharing link-ups to social media throughout the month (I promise I’ll do a better job of this in 2021).

I appreciate it when you use the badge and link back to this post, so it is easy for your readers to find other writers and engage in the challenge, too. If you share on social media, use the hashtag #EroticJournalChallenge.

Click HERE to access the more information about the background and expectations for this challenge.

Click HERE to read see past prompts and access past link-ups.

Click HERE to read my EJC responses from past prompts.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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By Brigit Delaney

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I am a blogger, poet, photographer, and writer of erotica, living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I'm glad you came. Sit back, kick off your shoes, and stay awhile.

8 comments

  1. I like the idea of celebrating Ben … again!
    There is so much joy in writing about him – and so I will find a way to write a journal post chronicling some of the recent reasons he has given me to love him even more than before!

    1. That is an awesome idea! Celebrating the ones we live is a good way to keep them at the forefront of our minds!

  2. I think I fell by the wayside with this so much get back on board. I am not sure how many prompts I missed but I like the idea of celebrating. Thank you for this. Missy x

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