Yay! I did it! I blogged every day for THIRTY days!
I’m a leaner writer for it too, no wasted words. I posted original work, no re-dos. Hubby told me I was defeating the purpose if I did. I guess it would be like double counting a workout on Tuesday to make up for not working out on Sunday. At times it was hard, like giving up chocolate, but I in the end, I’m really glad I took the challenge.
To my amazing followers: THANK YOU! As they say on the airplane, “I know you have choices out there. THANK YOU for choosing me.”
I’d like to especially thank Teresa Caldwell who posted a comment on EVERY post for thirty days. It’s like you were there at every mile mark for a marathon run. Same for my sister Pam who emailed after every post.
And to my writing mentor, Elizabeth Fishel, I finally get it. Writing does beget writing.
What did I learn from this experience?
- Doing anything for thirty days can create habit. Choose wisely.
- An hour here or twenty minutes there are suffice to do something. Two hours is a gift, stop waiting for it.
- Perfection is subjective and sometimes just not worth it. Post anyway. (Non-blogger, do it anyway.)
- Stop second-guessing. Someone out there will love what you do.
- Don’t think too hard. Your imagination can make mountains out of molehills.
- Just start. Who knows what will come from it?
- Rest on Sundays. Everyone needs a break, blogger or reader. Runner or cheerleader. You get the idea. Analytics proved it.
- I am a happier person. Blogging is like exercise, you feel better afterward. Once anything is routine, life is weird without, like a missing a cell phone.
- Just like exercise, I can fit a blog post in at least twice a week. I don’t have to post every day; it’s exhausting but possible. There is more room in the day when push comes to shove. Practice for a month and you’ll see what I mean.
- Meet new friends. You will get support and new ideas.
- Tell your friends about your challenge. They want to support you, they really do. You will be more accountable and likely to succeed.
- You will be VERY happy and VERY proud when you finish.