There are times when I post to this blog and I wonder if I am essentially doing the equivalent of going outside, finding a nice tree and talking to it for a half an hour or so. Talking to a tree is a relatively easy thing to do; perhaps a bit odd but it is a great way to exchange carbon dioxide for some fresh oxygen and get some things off your mind. Is writing on this blog my own tree talk? Am I just putting my own intellectual carbon dioxide out into the cyber universe and receive some release from the daily culture shock experiences? I really don't know. But I do know the reason why I started blogging: I wanted to try something new. Four years later, I am still at it and I really do enjoy it, even if I am just exchanging gases. Trying something new is a great way to learn about yourself and, as Matt Cutts points out in this TED Talks video, a great way to boost your self confidence. I've decided to try the 30 day challenge and I will be writing 1,667 words a day. I'll post again in a month and hopefully, I will have results that I am proud of!