I started this 30-Day blogging challenge as part of a group, but the rules changed, and I didn’t keep up with the emails. I have a problem reading emails. Oh, well, life! I was offered the chance to continue, disqualified, under the organization’s banner, or go out on my own. Guess what!
Anyhoo! It’s over today, and I didn’t miss any of the 30-days for which I hug myself. I am beyond proud of me! I am equally proud and happy for the remaining participants of this challenge! You guys made it all the way!!! I read your posts and you’re all winners in my book!
I’ve come up with my critique for contests like these:
- The writers inspired me in this challenge.
- Writing every day built stamina and resolve, if not creativity or brilliance.
- Writing everyday put me out there and helped readers and bloggers know I was back.
- I learned my friends are my friends. God bless them.
- Writing blog posts every day.
- I didn’t have time to think my posts through, nor were they the best they could’ve been.
- My readers didn’t understand where my thoughts were coming from.
- I got minimal writing, or social media niceties completed.
- My blog readership fell off. Readers weren’t interested in countless days of my life. I wasn’t Beyonce or Meghan Markle.
- I wasn’t prepared. Challengers should’ve come armed with at least 3 days of posts (but if you do that in the future, you’re cheating)!
- I picked up maybe 4 new followers, but by the end, I’d kept only two (so far).
- It was insane reading my posts’ comments, my fellow challengers’ posts (10), their followers’ comments, and commenting myself.
Thank God, I realized early on if I was going to keep my serious followers, I’d better put some substance in there. I’ll be back this month just like I promised. There will be Black History and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) posts only they won’t be every day for 28 days straight. I’ll take time to research posts and make them relevant.
Black History Month will kick off tomorrow whether I lead the parade or not. I’m also going to take 2 days to visit my brother in another state. See you soon!
Thank you so, so much (you know who you are)!