Here we are on the last day of January. I began this Ultimate Blog Challenge on New Year’s Day of 2015. I was full of enthusiasm for the new year and for my relatively new blog. I set some pretty lofty goals for this challenge. Posting everyday for a mom of three with a regular job outside the home is a challenge in of itself. I have to admit, it wasn’t all that bad. I only had two days where I needed to double up posts. Not bad Teresa (as she gives herself a pat on the back)! In a nutshell, here were my goals for this challenge:
- Make 31 posts, one for each day of January.
- Create new post styles with the intention of turning them into regular features.
- Participate in the Challenge through Twitter and Facebook comments.
- Make new contacts through interaction with other participants in the challenge.
So, how did I do? Well, with this post I have successfully created 31 posts for this month. And I am proud to say that on only two occasions did I find it necessary to complete two posts in one day.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. — Mario Andretti
Would I take part in another similar challenge? Absolutely. As I said in my first January 1 post, I rise to a challenge. I hate not meeting my goals. I will admit, it will be a welcome relief to go back to my normal schedule of posting and interacting with fellow bloggers. The latter will be much easier without daily posts. I highly recommend participating in blogging challenges. They stretch your creativity and increase your exposure – all good things I think!