My AtoZChallenge Reflection: Considering my Motherhood journey from A to Z in April 2015
I am so pleased that I found out about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge; it has been so inspirational. I have really enjoyed considering my motherhood journey from A to Z though I haven’t quite managed to finish the challenge yet.
Below are my peaks and pits, what I’ll do differently next time, and how it has inspired me.
In no particular order, I really enjoyed the following about the challenge:
- Interaction with other A to Z Challenge bloggers.
- When I was able to write and publish on the scheduled dates.
- The structure of the challenge and its level of organisation – remarkable!
- The challenge and excitement of writing and publishing everyday touched the writer in me.
- The creativity involved in coming up with relevant titles and constructing my posts accordingly.
In no particular order, below are what I least enjoyed about the challenge:
- Constantly playing catch up throughout the challenge.
- Missing out letters whilst struggling to meet the writing schedule.
- Going into the challenge with no strategy about how to make it work.
- The struggle and pressure to write everyday due to existing commitments.
- Not having the time to meet the linky commitment of reading 5 blogs a day.
I’m hoping to participate again next year and below are what I’ll do differently, in no particular order.
- Decide my theme in February and write a list of my post titles.
- Follow the challenge on Twitter so that I know when the linky goes live.
- Start writing in March and scheduling ahead to reduce the pressure of blogging daily.
- Choose a topic that isn’t as close to my heart, to make it easier to write a maximum of 500 words per post.
- Plan time within each day to read as many blogs as possible in the first week or two, and not less than 5 blogs a day.
I plan to complete the challenge over the next few
days weeks. I am also working on other A to Z themes that I have been thinking about; though these will be once a week instead of once a day, and I might open it up to others to join in. There’s definitely something motivating about blogging together.
Massive thanks to the organisers of this challenge; I am so glad I stumbled on it on Twitter. I look forward to finishing my posts and organising them for easier access on my blog. I’m looking forward to participating in the post challenge events.
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