As a new blogger, I would recommend that challenge experience to anyone. The main reason is that it forces you to post and then creates a habit of going out and checking out other blogs, where you learn even more about blogging, sending you back to your own blog to tweak things or to try something new the next time you write an entry. Reading other blogs and following new blogs has been a big part of the pleasure of the last month. I am nowhere near through all of the participants, but I am still working on it! Thank you all for sharing part of yourselves with us readers!
When I began the challenge, I hoped to increase my “readership” and add some followers, and I did. I doubled my number of followers and greatly increased my readership. (I hate to admit that I am a bit of an addict when it comes to checking stats). Given that before I started writing this blog, no one had really read anything I had written since University, 20 years ago. Well, other than daycare publications and the skating club newsletter. Reading feedback from followers and more accomplished fellow bloggers, and hearing feedback from the folks I see who have read what I write is thrilling. I just hope you are not all going to go away now that the challenge is over. (and yes, I did dream the other night that I opened my blog one morning to find that there were only 5 followers left… the joy of stress).
I am very thankful for the start this challenge has given me as a blogger. Looking forward to many more posts and new blogs to follow.
And a big big thank you to the hosts of this challenge! I can say that I have learned something from each of you through the course of the month.
Happy Blogging! (er packing!)