This Bloganuary Challenge has been a real challenge for sure, here’s why. When I decided to join, I had only been blogging for a whole month. With only four blogs under my belt and approximately five followers, all of whom were family members and friends who would probably attest to subscribing under duress, I decided to enter this challenge committing to posting an interesting blog every day for 31 days. Interesting because what’s the point of writing if it generates no interest? I’ve found that the most interesting and inspiring blogs on this platform are the ones that are serious yet funny, real with a little bit of fantasy, and short with enough details to let you get the picture. I don’t know about you all but most of my latest experience with writing involves e-mails, memos and writing regulatory policies and procedures and believe me there is nothing inspiring nor interesting about that!
Now, I know most of you will agree with me when I say that the early stage of your blog is often times the most unrewarding job there is. Please let me know if this is not your experience because that would mean I’m doing something terribly wrong here. The challenge is, how do I stay motivated and committed to keep writing these blogs every day when it appears my biggest supporter is me. Not only am I my biggest supporter but the topics so far have primarily been prompts to write about guess who? Yes ME. Now I know there’s no better expert on the topic of me than me, but while that’s my most familiar topic, it’s not my favorite.
How did I overcome? Not sure I have yet. With only fourteen days into this challenge and with seventeen more to go, the verdict is still out. I’ve been getting a little bit more hopeful though with the new signs of life as “traffic” begins to pick up and new followers slowly start trickling in. I have also learned a few things on how to be successful with this challenge. The biggest one being “BE BRIEF!” Say what you want to say quickly and get out, so this is where I will start wrapping up.
Finally, I do realize that just like Rome, a good blog wasn’t built in a day!
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