So, just when I decided to embark on my journey to start and write a blog I also decided to plunge myself deep side first by also taking on the A to Z challenge.
So, did I survive or fail?
Well, as in life there are 2 sides to each story. So, is the cup half full or half empty. Matter of perspective right?
I wish to look at it as a cup half full…because I did not complete the challenge….I gave up mid way!
Yes, you heard right; I gave up mid way as I just couldn’t get myself to continue writing even though I had a number of ideas for each alphabet. However, a cocktail of pressure of writing one blog everyday( I am a complete newbie) and a hyper 5 year old with a garnish of prior engagements does not necessarily translate into a good one.
But I must say that this experience fast tracked my learning on how to write and manage a blog and these are my top 3 takeaways from my time in the challenge
- Plan your week before hand. Be clear about what you want to write and if possible take only one theme for the week.
- Be clear about how many blog posts you can write in a week. No point going crazy and writing for the sake of writing.
- STRATEGIZE, MARKET AND NETWORK. Half of the battle is writing the blog. The other half of the battle begins after posting it. You need to know how to use the social media to your advantage and also get over your natural shyness. Be selfish if required and put your self out there.
These were my top 3 learnings and I am now back after a short break hopefully smarter and more experienced.
And to answer the question -will I take part in the A to Z challenge again?
YES, I surely would!