When I joined the 28 Day Author Blog Challenge for June, I had personal goals. The main one was to get myself into a daily blogging mindset. To develop the discipline to make a daily addition, and to keep it interesting. I hadn’t blogged regularly before, and with my new website coming up, I wanted to be able to commit to keeping it fresh, fun, and current.
Little did I know what would happen!
I found myself carried away! The prompts forced me to think. Really think. Serious, sit and stare at the monitor and turn it over in my head thinking. It was a rush! And the people… I met amazing, talented, giving, sharing people from all over the world. Not a dweeb or creepy crasher in the bunch. Just these huge talented minds, writing and sharing. Talk about being in overwhelm!
I felt the pangs of withdrawal, even as I breathed a sigh on Day 28. I had done what I set out to do. Even as I was working with my web designer on tweaking the website, building an etsy.com page to sell my products and making the time to read as many of my fellow contestant’s posts as my poor, aching brain could take in, I couldn’t believe it was over.
Either I am a closet masochist, or I have become insatiable for the sense of community I felt being part of a challenge. Either way, at least I’m enjoying the ride!
Sandi Tuttle is the host of the Blog Talk Radio show “An Average Woman in a Superwoman World” (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sandi-tuttle).