“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.” – Bette Davis
From the moment I agreed to be a part of the challenge at the Blog Book Tours forum, I wondered what I was thinking. I struggled to post a blog or two a week, why had I just volunteered to write daily? I still don’t know what was going through my mind or why I accepted the challenge, but weighing everything, I’m glad I did. From the start date of January 5th until today, the last day of the challenge, I did not miss one day of blogging. I have mixed emotions about the experience.
On the down side, I did spend a few anxious hours here and there worried about coming up with an idea, especially when I had houseguests and friends in town. I worked less than I should on my second novel. I’d spent so much more time on my computer, I believe my husband was planning an intervention and checking into the possibility of surgically removing my hands from the keyboard. With the challenge ending, my marriage might now be saved.
On the plus side, I feel proud that I stuck it out after I said I would do it. I learned so much along the way that I now feel more comfortable with blogging. It’s exciting to see my Technorati rating go from the lowest which is a 1 into the high teens in such a short time. I was introduced to many excellent and interesting blogs. I ‘met’ talented authors in a variety of genres, illustrators, editors, publishers and more. My list of books I want to read has grown immensely.
However, the very best outcome is that I feel like I made new friends. I hope that we all stay in touch by continuing blog visits on a regular basis. I want to thank every member of the challenge, plus Dani, Helen and Marvin, and all the other friends I made along the way. I appreciate your support, encouragement, and comments. I would have never made the finish line without your help.
Thanks for stopping by.
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