December 1st has arrived and I have now blogged for 30 days straight. Well, 31 counting today. And assuming I keep to my regular schedule and blog straight through Friday that will mean I blogged for 35 days in a row. Whew.
Truthfully, it was fun. And I learned that it doesn’t have to be work. Sometimes you can have no idea what a post is going to be about and you can just sit down and start typing and wind up with a blog post pretty quickly.
I learned that it’s still important for every blog post to have a picture. It doesn’t have to relate to the topic (like this basket of make up, for instance) but an illustration matters.
I learned that I don’t have to write my post the day before to publish at 6am. That’s still my preference because, you know, to-do lists and check offs and all, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
I learned that answering emails from all those comments it still fun. And I met knew commenters, too.
I learned that having all of my friends participate in this meant I had a lot more blog reading to do this month. It was fun and I got to know my friends even better but it was a lot of reading. And commenting.
I learned that the best blog posts are the ones that are authentically me. It doesn’t have to be rainbows and happiness all the time but it does have to be honest. Sharing the good stuff is great and definitely something I have always tried to do. But sharing the bad stuff is okay, too, because when I do that I not only get some great insight from all of you but I also learn that even the bad stuff isn’t really all that bad.
And so, in conclusion, I’m glad I did it and I’m glad you all were along for the ride. Thanks for reading. Thanks for commenting. Thanks for being here.