Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo. Another blogging challenge completed – well almost, since I missed one day. After (almost) completing three blogging challenges this year, I can very strongly recommend that you try it – if you haven’t yet.
If you are a blogger who needs to get into the habit of blogging regularly and frequently, then blogging challenges are the perfect tool for you. Joining a blogging challenge will help you set the habit of blogging regularly because you are part of a group and because you have committed to it.
Don’t worry if you fail to complete a blogging challenge. This year, I bowed out of three daily blogging challenges because of circumstances in my life. But I kept trying, so now I have completed my third blogging challenge for the year.
There are many blogging challenges that are being held throughout the year – from daily, to weekly to photo challenges – there’s a whole array of choices. I’ve collated a list of the different blogging challenges in another blog post entitled, “Why I Join Blogging Challenges.” I hope you’ll give it a try.
So now that NaBloPoMo is over, will I continue to blog daily? Initially, I decided to continue blogging daily but since I have 3 blogs, I divided the week into 3, which means I will post in each blog at least twice a week.
Why so many blogs? I think the number of blogs reflects the nature of my life. I am an energy therapist, so I write about energy healing in one blog. It is my way of helping people learn how to heal themselves through various energy healing modalities. I post my spiritual reflections in another blog, and this blog is all about writing. I don’t have the time to write professionally anymore because of my therapy work, so blogging has been a way to get my writing out there in cyberspace – in case anyone wants to read what I have to say.
The devastation that hit our country this month gave me much to blog about, although it was quite difficult to write while fighting back the tears. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed this month-long blogging challenge and would certainly do it again. For now though, I’ll stick to a regular three-day blogging schedule for this blog and work on my other blogs.
One of the things that surprised me most during this blogging challenge was the great increase in the number of subscribers to the blog. I realize some of these are spammers, but many seem to be legitimate people who must have found something worth reading in this blog. I thank those who subscribed, and those who commented. I am so behind in answering the comments, and visiting the blogs of those who are following this blog, but I promise to find the time to return the visits.
Happy blogging and happy reading!