I do like a challenge. I don't always take on a challenge nor do I take the easy way out and take a easy challenge. I selective choose them and sometimes I don't complete it but I don't lose sleep over it. I just keep it moving. Recently my lasted challenge was to blog for 30 days.
30 days is a long time. Let's be honest it 30 days. The only thing I would like to say I do regularly for that period of time is take a shower, and brush my teeth but I'm not so sure those happen everyday either. Following through on something for an extended amount of time takes real effort. Funny how you could be doing something all the time then when you sign up and make it official is when you start losing power, patience, motivation and getting more easily distracted. Sometimes work is no fun. You were only completing it last time for sheer habit.
I have officially completed a 30 day blogging challenge. I signed up obviously 30 days ago with the goal of staying on track. Some days I wrote and uploaded sooner than others but always managed to get a story posted everyday. Some days are easier than others. Topics don't always flow. What's that cold? Writer's block? Could be more like lack of motivation or just plain too busy that day.
This challenge was great for numerous reasons.
1. It was free.
2. I received a daily email with prompts tips and motivation. EVERYDAY!!
3. You belong to an exclusive Facebook group where you post daily, holding you slightly accountable as you just don't want to miss a day.
4. The Facebook group allows you to get concerns addressed by admin in a timely manner.
5. The Facebook group also gives you acess to other bloggers with the same experience as you.
6. Everyone is supporting, motivating and encouraging.
7. You discover new blogs and well as establish relationships with other bloggers
8. Bloggers helping each other through immediate,recent experience.
9. Sharing what works for them. With so many bloggers open to needing one thing or another. This group even provides you with comments and critiques; of course solicited.
10. Your hard work is noticed as you get recognized for the progress your making. I thought it was so neat to see a badge congratulating me on 14 days of writing!
This is a great group. If your looking for more tips to better writing, prompts of what to write, how to incorporate certain items into your post then this is the place for you. Everyone is at different levels and there are even some seasoned bloggers in there as well. I never felt out of place and enjoyed reading other blogs that were new like mine. There was not a stupid question and there was always an answer for a question!
If you know you need the motivation. If you know you don't know everything about blogging. If you like a challenge sign up!
http://www.sarkemedia.com/30dayblog tell +Sarah Arrow I sent you. She will remember me I left a lasting impression. You know not the star pupil type the other one class clown!