The Moose and Lent



The time of year when we give up something as a form of penitence, usually something like chocolate for a period of 40 days.

However following on from a conversation with Kimmy on twitter regarding my confidence issues about my blog I have accepted her challenge of a dare shown below.

The Dare I have accepted for Lent

The Dare I have accepted for Lent


And so for Lent I will give up obsessing about my stats! This is a huge thing for me as I cannot go a day without checking numbers for the blog. Usually resulting in me being upset because numbers are down, comments are not received and likes are not being obtained!

The plus side is that it means I can continue my chocolate addiction without feeling guilty!

If you could give something up for Lent what would you choose?

24 comments on “The Moose and Lent

  1. I gave up listening to sermons one Lent… I went and played with the children in the creche and learned a lot more – I learned that I still hate children in groups of more than 2 and I’m never going to be comfortable with My Little Ponies.


  2. Pingback: The Moose and Lent – Lets give up hating ourselves. « The Life of a Monster

  3. HURRAH MOOSEY! Yes, give up beating yourself with that stick for lent. And maybe for every time you feel like you can’t avoid looking, channel that energy into some form of positive promotion!


      • Um, you’re welcome. I think ‘great’ might be an exaggeration, but it’s definitely an idea. I am going to join you in the ‘ignore the stats for Lent’ bid. But I am going to try and be more ‘here’. More a part of the world, as I don’t really have anything to promote… oh, and I am going to buy your book πŸ˜‰


  4. Reblogged this on The Life of a Monster and commented:
    Brilliant plan. Lets beat ourselves with one less stick for Lent. I personally think religion is… well lets just say it makes me angry and leave it at that. Still 40 days and 40 nights, doesn’t seem insurmountable does it? AND there will be egg shaped chocolate to celebrate with at the end – and everyone knows egg shaped chocolate tastes better.


  5. Good luck! This year I have decided to give up alcohol for lent! I’m not very religious but I normally do give up something for lent, and the doctor always says I shouldn’t drink anyway! (Because of my medication) xx


  6. I was brought up Catholic, but am now extraordinarily lapsed (also an atheist…). Yet, somehow, the bit of me that is culturally Catholic seems to be there for good, which means I always think of giving something up for Lent. This year I’m giving up buying things I don’t need to make myself feel better, and I’m also giving up being reclusive and hiding from the world. I figured one would pay for the other.


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