And although the going was smooth for many days, the last few days I floundered, not able to think what to write for letter X. But finally I managed to post all 26 posts within the stipulated time. And I feel happy to complete the challenge unscathed J I feel like a hero, or rather a heroine J
This challenge, while being hectic, has also taught me few things related to writing and blogging and below I have tried to collect my thoughts on this challenge.
Blogging regularly is not as difficult as I thought, especially if I am organized and make better use of my time.
Time management- if I spend less time on Facebook and other social networking sites and instead utilize the time to write, I can blog more often. And that’s what I plan to do- dedicate some time every day for writing. It may be a post, a short story or maybe even a rant, as long as I write something! It does not matter if what I write sees the light of the day or not. But write every day, I must!
Networking. I came across so many wonderful blogs through this challenge, and I am amazed to see how the power of networking affects blogging. Some see it as scratching backs, but to me blogging is an ever evolving domain and to learn, one must read and grow his/her writing skills. And yes, when I read and comment on other blogs, I don’t expect the person to return the favor.
Organized. Okay, I was really writing haphazardly, especially in the last few weeks. But this is my first time and I had really no idea how the ride would be. I am already planning for the challenge next year and I plan to be super-organized. Yes, I am going to schedule all 26 posts next time around. And that’s a promise J
April has been a roller coaster ride, with writing, reading, blogging and planning. And it will feel strange in May, when there is no rush to publish my posts and visit other blogs to see what my co-challengers have posted.
I am wrapping up the post with the list of some wonderful bloggers that I have read and enjoyed in this challenge. If I have missed reading other blogs then it’s totally my loss, but next time I am going to be organized and more prepared. Adios amigos J