My 31 Day Blog Challenge ended yesterday so technically, this is my 32nd post. I’m so excited that I can’t stop. I enjoyed this challenge much more than I thought that I would. This is why we should always be open to trying new things…you just never know.
Barring a seven-day hiatus because the telephone company took that long to repair my dead phone line/wifi, I didn’t miss another beat. I am surprised at how I found the time to publish a post every day. I became more disciplined and determined than I’ve ever been since I started this blog. I refused to fail.
I decided to use one featured image throughout so that I wouldn’t have to go hunting for images every day. Looking for the right GIFs would be time-consuming enough. I modified the featured image twice to spice things up.
This challenge allowed me to be as creative as I wanted. I could interpret the prompts whichever way I chose. That’s the beauty of writing prompts. They expand your mind. I have found that my inventiveness has improved in areas of my life that have nothing to do with writing or blogging. My brain is more alert.
Some of the prompts were a bit repetitive. Next time, I’ll pay more attention to each title to avoid that kind of overlap. This time, I simply worked around the repetition.
A few of my existing followers kept up with my challenge from start to finish. I was initially worried that people would find a daily notification from my blog annoying but it was never an issue. I earned some new followers along the way too. I also discovered new blogs that I’ve since subscribed to.
Having participated in other writing prompts, I know that they’re a lovely way to build a community around a blog. It’s a wonderful side effect. I can say that with this challenge, I’ve had a taste of that. Would I come up with my own weekly writing prompts in the future? I’m not sure. Pinterest and WordPress are full of so many already.
I would definitely like to do another month-long blog challenge next year. This is perhaps the making of a Mint Tea and Elephants tradition. Instead of beginning in the middle of a month, I’ll be sure to start on the 1st of whichever month. Maybe May or June? I have a bit of planning to do…
Have you ever tried a month-long blog challenge? Was your experience similar to or different from mine?