We did it!!!
First, let me say I had a blast and can’t believe the challenge is over already. This was my fourth year doing it and I love it for several reasons.
The challenge forces your mind to think of subjects to use for each letter. Sometimes you have to get creative, as we all know some letters are difficult.
The challenge forces you to post daily (except Sundays), which is a good thing because it teaches discipline.
We meet many interesting people out there with lots to say. Without the challenge, we wouldn’t know about the existence of half of these blogs (this is conservative) because the internet is a big place.
The challenge is fun, entertaining and educational. What more could you ask for?
I know that many times life gets in the way of blogging, so do what I do and write and schedule your posts for the challenge ahead of time. Once April rolls around you’re ready to go. I find it fun and easy to read many blogs and leave comments if I abide by this practice. If I tried to write a post daily and visit blogs, I’d never make it and would find myself stressed. There’s enough stress in everyday life with unexpected things that come up. The whole point of the challenge is to meet some interesting people and discover new blogs you want to visit year round.
If you like to write, my suggestion is to plan to do this next year. If you don’t have a blog, you can start one. They are free to set up using Blogspot or Word Press. My advice is to write about what you know. Put some thought into it and make it worthwhile for someone to read. It should be at least a hundred words, but not too long. (I have trouble with the length because I can never shut up) If you don’t want to blog about your life or hobbies, you can use many themes for blogging. You can also research subjects for your posts if you have more time. Don’t forget to proofread before you post.
The other key is to post regularly, at least once a week. Twice is better. And always add pictures to your posts. People love pictures. Disable the CAPTCHA to make it easier for people to comment. Once you’re up and running, visit other blogs you enjoy, read what they have to say and leave a comment. Don’t forget to leave the link for your blog so they can check you out.
You can even post the link to your blog on your Facebook page. I guarantee you’ll be having fun in no time.
Thank you to all the people who visited my blog during the challenge. I appreciate you all for reading my posts and leaving a comment. I look forward to the new relationships I’ve formed and to reading what you have to say during the coming year.