Dosvedanya! Mahalo! Adios! Ciao! Au Revoir! Good Bye! Today is the last day of the Blog Like Crazy Challenge. And I can’t say that I am mad at it. Writing a blog post each day is exhausting but also rewarding.
And I wouldn’t trade what I learned for anything.
Here’s what writing for 30 days straight for publication, on my blog, taught me:
- Writing is not a solo endeavor. Yes, we have all heard that you can’t write in a vacuum. And I have never really thought that I could do it alone but I have tried and failed because I lost interest. But this time was different. Granted the actual process of writing may have been done solo but often I had a friend reading my post and critiquing where it was on the interesting meter before I posted. I discussed blog ideas with my family during our weekly calls, as we got caught up what was going on with each of us. I received encouragement from fellow Janes and blog readers which kept me motivated.
- Writing about your passions make it easy to come up with ideas. When I sat down at the beginning of the month and decided that I would not only write about food, fashion and travel but would also write about the art of writing, I wondered if I would have anything to say. Turns out, I had a lot to say and people actually could relate. Knowing that people could relate to what I wrote was encouraging. But being passionate about the topic made it easy to keep writing.
- If you build it, they will come. Yes, this is a cliche. But it doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Building a consistent writing habit and sending it out to the blogosphere meant that more and more eyes were on my work. And I started to get more and more followers on my blog everyday. YAY! Thank you so much to those who followed me. Thank you to those who commented. Thank you to those who read the post. Thank you to those who liked the post. Thank you to those who didn’t like the post. I appreciate all of you.
- If you set you mind to it, you can do. Well it didn’t take Blog Like Crazy to learn this. I have always known this but the month of November was especially hard. At work, I am pulling double duty. I’m managing my team plus covering another manager’s desk. I am working on some other writing projects and a business project and dealing with an injured foot. There’s so much going on. But despite everything I am dealing with, I said I was going to do this and make it to the finish line so here we are.
- I won’t publish a post everyday, but I commit to posting more regularly and remaining a ‘writer who writes.’
~Until Next Time