Blogathon 2012 – May 31. The end

Gosh I did it. I completed the Blogathon 2012 Challenge. I blogged every day for the month of May.


SWEET!

It’s amazing what a challenge can do! I always told myself that I could never write a post every day for my blog. So, off and on, I’d venture three posts a week. However, over the years, with my self-limiting belief, I’ve only managed two or three weeks. Discouraged at the difficulty and short life of that resolve, I told myself another lie – I could only, probably write a post, say, two or three times a month.

I don’t want to be one of those people/writers who frantically post crap every day. No way. I want to post good content – readable, applicable, inspiring … content.

The Blogathon 2012 Challenge was a kick, really it was. Hey Cheryl, want to try this? You can do it!

I didn’t have to force myself to write “good content” every day. I just had to write what was natural to me. I wanted the month of blogging to reflect, in some measure, the patchwork of my life. I wanted to keep it reaI. I wanted to look back and remember that it was real and honest and fun. So I signed up and dug in.

On the days when I was tired and falling asleep at the keyboard, I wrote a post – remember this one – http://www.cheryl–wright.com/2012/05/blogathon-2012-may-13.html. When I got sick the third week and couldn’t muster much writing, I made sure to write a post every day because I made a commitment and I’d be damned if I reneged.

And here I am on May 31.

I did it. SWEET!


Nice going there Cheryl (if I may say so myself).

Lesson: (And this is an old lesson or rather an ongoing lesson) Sometimes it takes a simple or even a fun challenge to make you stretch yourself beyond the lies you tell yourself.

Did you take up the Blogathon 2012 challenge? Did you make it through to the end? If you did – Kudos to you. If not – there’s always next year. If God spares my life, I’ll be looking out for it and give it a go again. Heck, I just might challenge myself to write a post every day and see how far I get.

Blogathon 2012 Challenge – The End.

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