10 responses to “2012 Blogathon success stories: Job offers, a novel idea, and lots more”

  1. Jackie Dishner

    These are all great stories, Michelle. The most amazing thing, I think, about the blogathon, though, is that you are able to attract so many people, especially the new bloggers. They have no idea how they are going to be inspired — not until they reach day 31. Then, they get to look back and see for themselves (your story examples here) what happens when they see the benefit of working together. Bottom line: You foster community. That’s a pretty cool success story to me.

  2. Barb

    These are so great to read. I am thrilled that everyone shared and just in awe of this…this..”thing” you have created, Michelle.

    Each year my biggest reward has been the new community–expanding community, I guess, that Jackie mentions. I have new blogs to visit and new places to find inspiration.

  3. Aleksandra

    Thank you for including me in your post, Michelle. I feel like a won the greatest prize in this challenge because I’ve seen that, after all, my work has been acknowledged. You’re doing the amazing thing here, changing people’s lives in many beautiful ways. This amazing experience gave me courage and strength to belive in myself.

    And yes, you can definitely count me in for the Blogathon 2013. 🙂

  4. Jan Udlock

    It was amazing to watch how the group gelled, encouraged one another, asked questions, and succeeded in so many different ways.

  5. Sun Hee

    Thanks for adding my story in this list. I’m honored to be in this group. Blogathon 2012 was very precious to me. Not only it widened my horizon in terms of writing/blogging, but also it showed me the path that I haven’t considered, like a twitter network, self-publishing, online writer’s community, etc. I’m still hesitant to call myself a writer, but your consistent leadership and support boosted my writing confidence. Thank you!

  6. Jen @ My Morning Chocolate

    Michelle, thanks so much for including me on this list and for organizing the blogathon again this year. I think this was my most successful year: my ideas flowed more freely and I got a stronger response to my posts.

    Also, congratulations to everyone else who is featured here – these are some impressive success stories! – and who completed the blogathon.

  7. Lisa Carter

    Jackie really said it best: The real success is the community you create through this challenge. It has made a world of difference to my blogging and my business — and my life! Thanks for including me as one of the success stories. Bravo to everyone who participated and learned something. 😉

  8. Van Waffle

    Thanks for featuring my story, Michelle. It was an amazing month, and I’m still adjusting awkwardly to not blogging every day. Actually, I’m often tempted to blog something off the cuff as I’ve always done, and there would be nothing wrong with that. However, the blogathon developed that daily habit of word craft, which I think suits me better. It changed my priorities, and I’m excited about where they will lead me.