Birmingham-based writer Marie Sutton once shared at a See Jane Write workshop that she was able to complete her first book thanks to late-night writing sessions. Marie is a wife and a mom and has a demanding day job, so writing as night was her only option. Marie says she would “get in the zone” around 9 p.m. each night. She’d sit at her dining room table and write while snacking on Skittles and sipping on Red Bull. She even had a comfortable outfit she’d wear that she called her writing uniform. And she’d also listen to music — Kanye West to be exact (old-school Kanye, of course, not the new, ridiculous “Make America Great Again” Kanye).
Thinking back on Marie’s story I decided I needed some music to help me power through my month of publishing a new blog post every day. I decided I needed a #BlogLikeCrazy playlist!
1. “Let’s Go Crazy,” Prince
If this song doesn’t get you pumped up the #BlogLikeCrazy challenge nothing will.
2. “Formation,” Beyonce
OK, ladies get those posts in formation!
3. “Work,” Rihanna featuring Drake
Get ready to work, work, work, work, work.
4. “Workin’ Day and Night,” Michael Jackson
Whether I’m blogging first thing in the morning before work or late at night before bed, these posts will get posted!
5. “Work, B*tch,” Britney Spears
In case I need some tough love, Britney has my back with this track.
6. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” Daft Punk
Working harder, better, faster, and stronger is the only way to succeed during #BlogLikeCrazy.
7. “Work Hard, Play Hard,” Wiz Khalifa
During #BlogLikeCrazy we bloggers must work hard, but don’t forget to play hard, too. After all, the best blog post ideas come when we’re simply living life.
8. “Stressed Out,” Lion Babe
No matter how hard I try to stay on top of things I know I’m going to get stressed out this month. Sometimes you just need to close your eyes or order fries and get away.
9. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
When I’m stressed out I must remember that what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger!
10. “Survivor,” Destiny’s Child featuring Da Brat
No matter what I’m not gon’ give up, I’m not gon’ stop. I’m gon’ work harder. I’m gonna make it.
11. “You Gotta Be,” Des’ree
Sometimes as a blogger you gotta be bold and you gotta be wiser to keep the content coming. And love will save the day.
12. “Girl,” Destiny’s Child
Love will save the day because the ladies of See Jane Write will keep me going and they’ll keep you going, too because I’m your girl, you’re my girl, we’re your girls and don’t you know that we love you!?
13. “Umbrella,” Rihanna
I hope the women of See Jane Write know that when the song shines we’ll shine together and when it’s raining you can stand under my umbrella.
14. “Me & My Girls,” Selena Gomez
Blogging may not make me and my girls rich but “if we want money we make it!”
15. “Confident,” Demi Lovato
When you start doubting if you have what it takes to #bloglikecrazy let Demi Lovato convince you that you do.
16. “The Glow,” Victoria Monet
To #bloglikecrazy is a sacrifice. It takes hard work. It’s a way of life.
17. “Glow Up,” Mary J. Blige featuring Quavo, DJ Khaled & Missy Elliott
Don’t wait until January to start your Glow Up season. Start it right now with #bloglikecrazy!
18. “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys
Keep this track on hand to celebrate those days when the words are flowing and your stats are growing.
19. “Run the World (Girls)”, Beyonce
If your persuasion can build a nation you can certainly build a blog!
20. “She’s a Lady,” Lion Babe
You’re a lady, a lady blogger and a boss lady. Act like it!
21. “Q.U.E.E.N.,” Janelle Monae featuring Erykah Badu
To be honest, every year #bloglikecrazy makes me feel like the queen of the world (wide web).
22. “Electric Lady,” Janelle Monae
It takes a “classic kind of crazy” to blog every day, but that’s what makes you and me an electric lady.
23. “Woman,” Joy Williams
This song right here makes me feel strong enough to change the world or even create one!
24. “Wonder Woman,” Lion Babe
You’re not just a woman. You’re a wonder woman. You’ve got this, babe.
25. “Unstoppable,” Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar
Once you and your muse get in a groove you will feel unstoppable!
26. “The Greatest,” Sia
You’ve got stamina. Let’s make November your greatest month yet as a blogger.
27. “Boss,” Beyonce & Jay-Z
November is your month to blog like a boss, for real.
28. “You Should See Me in a Crown,” Billie Eilish
My hope is that #bloglikecrazy will make the women of See Jane Write feel like the queens that they are and I hope they know I’m always here to help them fix their crown.
29. “All I Do Is Win,” DJ Khaled
This is the song I’ll be playing on repeat come November 30.
30. “Salud,” Beyonce & Jay-Z
And I have every intention to go out and celebrate with an adult beverage — or two. Salud!