In an effort to cross promote and to expand our platforms Nancy Stewart and I are guest blogging at each other's blogs once a month. I am delighted to have Nancy with me today as she discusses how she ate her own words about blogging challenges.
Who Said Blog Challenges Were Dumb?
by Nancy Stewart
Okay, so maybe I did. Hey, everybody can be wrong once in a while. And this time, I certainly was! I signed up for the A to Z April Blogging Challenge, as about one thousand other bloggers did.
Never really committed to it, I began writing posts, just in case I would follow through. A is for Author. My first post. Then a funny thing happened. I was committed. Why, one might ask? Here’s my answer.
Glancing through the list of blogs (for the first time really), I discovered there were some fabulous ones there. Some, in fact, I’d enjoy following. Huh.
And then, I really got into writing and posting a new one each day. It was fun to read the responses and to reply back. By the first week’s end, my blog followers were increasing. Not by a little, but by a lot! That was a happy outcome.
As the month progressed, I was well and truly into the rhythm of posting each day (Sundays excluded). I found myself looking forward to the routine of it. I found myself anticipating the next comment. I found myself enjoying the challenge.
Now that it’s over, I’m of two minds, as the ancient Greeks loved to say. I miss it, and I don’t. I miss the constancy of the exercise, in which one must be constantly stretching the mind. I miss meeting many new and interesting blogging friends. I miss overtly thinking of things that matter so much to me that I choose to write about them.
What don’t I miss? I don’t miss the time blogging takes away from my actual writing. And I don’t miss having to think about it all the time.
I have, though, become a dedicated challenge blogger. I see the merit and worthiness of it. And, yes, I’ll be back next year.
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Nancy, thank you for visiting today and sharing your insights of the A to Z Challenge. Looking forward to hosting you again in June!
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist