When I decided to join in the fun of the irez 30 posts in 30 days challenge I didn’t think I would even come close to achieving the target, somewhere in my mind was a target of around 15. After all I had only posted 19 posts in the four months I had been blogging. Achieving 26 posts in the month whilst knowing real life commitments dragged me away at moments has left me with a sense of satisfaction and achievement, even if it wasn’t the magical number 30.
Although loving the writing opportunity blogging provides me, I was finding a once a week post challenging enough. Whilst others seemed to be able to throw out a post a day with photo I found I was putting in more hours than necessary attempting to make sure that each post was written “correctly” along with what seemed like hours on hours trying to create an appropriate photo.
Completing this challenge has taught me many things and I will always be thankful for Vanessa Blaylock for hosting and inspiring us all to “give it a go”. Support and encouragement are vital in the blog world and one thing I will take away is the importance that comments and hitting that like button can make to a blogger. We are a community with communication being the tools of our trade.
I’ve learnt there is no right or wrong when it comes to a post. There isn’t this mythical crowd of people who decide if your post hits the mark. Messages for one are not necessarily messages for all however what you write will speak to someone if it is meant to. Most people play it safe and write to cause as little conflict as possible. Others may not agree with your thoughts but as long as you speak genuinely from your beliefs there should be no judgements.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you have one follower or 1000, blogging comes down to the personal sense of pride and accomplishment you feel when you have hit that post button.