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Challenge met

Well, I did it.

If you remember way back at the beginning of the month, I posted a challenge for myself.  In a nutshell, I challenged myself to post something on this blog every day for the month of March.

I am now coming to the end of March 31 and this will be my final post of the challenge.  I made it!

(This will not be my final post ever.  Just for the month of March and for the purposes of my challenge.  Just wanted to be clear.)

I had a specific purpose in mind when I gave myself this challenge:  I wanted to see if I could do it.

Would I be able to commit to doing something like this on a daily basis?  I’d tried in the past just to post regularly, let alone daily, but had always failed.

I did not fail.

Admittedly, some of the posts were better than others.  Some likely would not exist at all had I not committed myself to this task.

What have I learned from this experience?

  • I can do it.  I set my mind to it and accomplished the goal.
  • I have things to say.  There were some days that were more difficult than others, but I usually found something I could post – even if it was just a video or picture I like.
  • I pay more attention to the world around me.
  • Emily Blunt is incredibly popular.  (It’s amazing how many people search Google and Bing.)
  • When Karin Kallmaker shares a link to one of my posts, the number of hits I get goes through the roof.
  • I can still write.  It’s been a while since I’ve had to write anything other than an email to a client or colleague.  I wasn’t sure if I could do it.
  • Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy are intensely popular, as well.  I was surprised to find how many people want to know their favorite color.  (Or if Val is gay.)
  • I still have a lot to learn about writing.  I go back and read the posts and find places where I could have been clearer or more creative.  I’ll work on that.

So, here it is.  My last post for my challenge.  I’ve had fun.  I think I’ll keep it up.

It just won’t be every day. 🙂

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