Wahoo! Blog Every Day in May has been brilliant. I was so surprised that so many Bloggers wanted to get involved in my little challenge, and to varying degrees we have made it! Whether you managed 5 posts or 31, it’s the taking part that counts. And I am sorry to say I didn’t actually complete my own challenge, ooops! I’m afraid ‘life’ stuff cropped up that pulled me away for a week and that just threw everything out of sync. Still, I did as much as I could and posted twice on some days. I almost did Blog Every Day in May.
But the most important thing I have taken away from this challenge is the wonderful community that #BEDM created. Watching the support, encouragement and general chit-chat amongst the participants has been so inspiring. I’m rather proud. Is that allowed? Am I allowed to be proud?
The second lesson I take away from this is that planning ahead really is useful to keeping up with my blogging commitments. I have A LOT to say and it feels like I don’t have enough time to share it all. But when I was able to set aside time to plan my topics in advance and blog in one big chunk of time was much more effective. It was also helpful when ‘life’ stuff happens and throws my routine.
Finally, I have met some rad new folks and found some fascinating new blogs. It has been great that this challenge has crossed genres of blogging. It has brought together Bloggers who might not have found each other before. And for that, I am very grateful.
Sooo… what are we all going to do now?
Well, I have a huge backlog of Birmingham stuff to get blogging about and I’ve been feeling rather inspired lately. I have no doubt that Blognix next week will further add to that inspiration list so watch this space for plenty of blogging fun!
Oh, and who’s up for doing it all over again in November? #BEDN has a similar ring to it doesn’t it?