What have I learned during the 31 Days writing challenge? I’ve learned I can do it! I can stay focussed and finish the race.
I was skeptical, hopeful, but still skeptical. I wasn’t sure I had it in me. Would I finish the challenge or end waving the large white flag in defeat?
I’m a one-woman team. I don’t have a crew, virtual assistance, photo editor or any kind of editor for that matter. It’s just me.
Will I run out of things to say? Will I spend the evening staring at a blank page wondering what I would talk about next?
I learned, I CAN do it!
I learned if I place a realistic no-fail plan in motion, I can do it.
I started this challenge long before day one. I began in September with a list from one to thirty-one. For each day, I listed a topic, idea or project for each of the thirty-one days.
I sent messages to a few people on Facebook requesting an interview as a part of the challenge. I plugged the then hopeful interviews into the thirty-one schedule.
It was then time to start a few projects. I started projects and edited photos along the way.
As day one approach, I felt better about the challenge. I had written a rough draft of the first 12 posts with photos edited, labeled and ready to go.
I was ready!
I was super excited the very first day. As the posts went live the first couple days, I second guessed myself. I wasn’t happy with the line up. There wasn’t a flow, it felt choppy.
I started moving things around till I was happy with the flow. Things looked a lot better, but my 12 days of ready-to-go posts were now scattered throughout the month. I was no longer ahead of the schedule. It was time to get moving.
Steady pace wins the race.
With the new line-up in place, I had to reevaluate my approach. I made a few changes and started reworking a few posts.
I worked on projects, snapped a bunch of photos and continued with the new and improved line-up.
As the days unfolded I maintained my stride to the finish line.
I made it. I did it!
Overall, it was a success. I learned a lot about writing posts every day, social media and how posting every day isn’t for me.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the challenge, but posting 3-4 times a week is more my speed.
Thank you to everyone who followed along. Thank you to the new subscribers and the past subscribers for not leaving.
Thank you for being you!
Stay tuned for more projects and special features coming this month.
It’s going to be an exciting month.