The End of a Challenge

Well, I did it. I completed my personal 30 Day Blogging Challenge; the pledge to myself and you fine folks to focus on my blog for a month and write an article every day in the month of June. If you’ve been paying attention this month, you may have noticed that there were two days that I failed to post. One was on the first weekend of June, as I am not accustomed to writing on the weekends, and the other took place a week or so ago, as I was burnt out from having family over for a week. Yet, I still consider it a win because here I am. Still writing on this blog. I’ve stuck with it for over two months now and had only two slip-ups in thirty days, which is so much better than I could ever imagine.

I’m so glad that I challenged myself to do this. I’ve learned a ridiculous number of things:

-I will get up early to write and have a better day for it.

-I can pull an article idea from anywhere if I just put forth the effort. (Despite being a boring hermit that never leaves home.)

-I love to connect with other bloggers and writers.

-Writing is something that fulfills me and that I want to pursue for a long time.

The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I really can do this thing. I can call myself a blogger now. I really care about this blog and all you lovely peeps and I want to keep myself growing and getting to know you all a little bit better. I never thought I could stick with something this long, but yeah! I did!

I thank you all for putting up with me this month and my articles of random and varying qualities. I’m sorry to have flooded your readers/emails with my crazy drivel, and I really appreciate every like and follow. It means so much.

Moving forward, my tentative thought is that I will be posting three times a week. I won’t be posting on the weekends because I’m just too busy with family, but now that I know how fast I can write articles, I think three times a week is a good balance. I need to be working on my book and other projects so that I can continue to grow, so next month will be all about finding the balance between blog-writing and story-writing.

Now I’m off to have some cinnamon rolls and iced coffee in celebration. Again, thanks for being there this month. You guys are the best encouragement I’ve ever had!

Have a great day and happy writing!

-Christine B.

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