The Low Battery Challenge is Back!

by - 9:13 PM

It's almost October and those of you who have been following me for a while know what that means: It's time for the Low Battery Challenge!
Last year I was all alone, trying to use as little technology as possible for a month. It was tough and not always a whole lot of fun, but this year I have a friend who will support and do the Challenge with me: Kanra Khan from The Lunar Descent! Together we'll try to get through October without using the usual ginormous amount of electrity.

Why would I do that?
There are two very simple reasons for doing this challenge again.
The first reason is that I've turned into a complete smartphone zombie and I hate it. I text with friends literally all day long. When I'm not texting, I am blogging or working on online college assignments. If I'm not staring at my laptop screen, I'm probably watching tv. That is just pathetic. There's an amazing world out there and I am not exploring it because I am too busy giving my tv a name and staying close to my laptop...
The second reason is an environmental reason. I am a tree hugger and I am proud of that. Sometimes it makes me a little sad: people are slowly killing this planet. Electricity is supposedly so much better, but not all of that electricity is perfectly clean. Until the day all electricity is wind or water or whatever powered, I will feel bad about using so much of this energy source to feed my pointless internet addiction. In a way I'm not just trying to do something for myself, but also for the planet. So for the next 31 days, I'll be trying to use as little electronics as possible and hope not to go absolutely crazy before Halloween comes around!

The rules:
The Low Battery Challenge has a few rules, just like any other challenge. What's special about this challenge is that you can set your own goals. Not using any electricity at all is impossible these days and there are certain things, such as my college email account, that I can't live without. 
These are the rules I set up for myself for this year's Low Battery Challenge:
  • College has the highest priority! Using my laptop to work on and hand in an online assignment is totally allowed.
  • Pointless checking of Facebook and Twitter feeds is allowed once a day, no more.
  • No radio.
  • Cell phone dead? Charge it in the weekends.
  • Pablo (my tv) can't be on for two hours a day: half an hour a day and Catfish on Sundays is enough for this month.
  • Internet time is limited to 30 minutes a day.
For a girl who usually spends every waking minute online, this is going to be pretty rough. I'm glad to have Kanra on my side this time and of course I hope to see you all stop by along the way too!
What will happen to the blog?
Don't worry, I won't totally disappear for a month. I usually write my posts by hand before I write them on blogger, so I should be able to keep things running within those 30 minutes I have each day. Apart from that, I will also write an update on the Low Battery Challenge at the end of each week .
Stay tuned for more news, check my daily Twitter update and don't forget to support Kanra and me as much as you can (digital hugs are accepted at all times!).

Stay Awesome!

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2 Fellow Ramblers

  1. I admire you for being able to do something this crazy, and the fact that I think it's crazy clearly shows how pathetic my lifestyle is. I feel like as soon as technology is out of the picture I have nothing to do anymore. Maybe that's why nobody goes exploring. But even if I were to appreciate this beautiful world out there, I'd use my phone to take photos of it. I feel like I need to do a challenge like this one day, but I can't seem to make myself do it.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. You should join Kanra and me next year! :)
      Everything you describe sounds so familiar, which is exactly why I'm doing the Challenge :)

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