Last Blaugust post 2014
Woo Yay Hoopla!
Today is officially the last day of Blaugust and despite some troubles in the middle of the month it has not been half as bad as I thought it was going to be. Well done to all those who took part no matter how far you got into the event the mere accepting of such a challenge is quite an achievement when you aren’t in the habit of posting each day and I know some bloggers were getting back on the saddle after quite some time, so an extra Bravo! for you folks too.
A final thanks to Belghast for running the event despite having a tonne of other things sapping his time too.
So in memory of the last 31 days I thought that it would be nice to write up some thoughts in the form of questions, feel free to use them if you want.
What is the biggest thing you will take way from Blaugust?
I think the experience has been quite educational for me as writing a post in a day isn’t something that I excelled at.
The event has at the very least given me a taste of how I could make smaller and more frequent posts on my blog, which was one of the main focuses for me tackling the challenge.
From this I hope to improve on my “time-to-publish” so I can push out content with less of a struggle and ultimately feel more confident, independent of the subjects I choose to blog about.
What was the biggest challenge you faced? (if any)
Biting the bullet and posting after only proof reading my post once or twice, usually I would mull over the contents, the tone, the images. Until the post either got modified or was left to rot in the drafts folder.
This was the best thing for me as I felt there wasn’t a great deal of wasted effort which is a bonus as sometime my dyslexia gets the better of me.
I had a busy time in the middle of the month and despite preparing some of writing before hand the time wasn’t enjoyable and it would have been a natural break for me if I was keeping my own schedule.
Would I do it again?
Possibly, a big fact will be if I feel that challenge is achievable. On the face of it 31 posts doesn’t sound like a huge number but considering that my post count for last year only totalled 21, it’s been rather eye opening that’s for certain.
A bonus was that I’ve also discovered a stack of new bloggers who have all suffered tackled the event themselves. All of whom have been added to my RSS reader and blogroll (Hopefully).