7 responses to “What I learned hosting a daily blogging challenge”

  1. Maria Northcutt

    2013 Blogathon was the first blog challenge I’ve joined. It was so much fun! I really enjoy “meeting” other people that are passionate about something. If you choose to write one post a day, you’re probably pretty passionate about something 🙂 It was very inspiring ! I will do it again 🙂

  2. Sarah

    This was my first Blogathon and I really enjoyed it and found it very beneficial for both myself and our blog. I recently wrote a review of my Blogathon experience here( http://www.bluewaterdreaming.net/2013/07/blogathon-review/ ) I will definitely be participating again but will plan further in advance next time, I was one of the last minute sign ups and made it to 20 posts before ‘life’ got in the way and I burnt out.
    Thanks for providing the Blogathon challenge!

  3. Alana (@RamblinGarden)

    I must be one of the lucky ones. I found out (from a fellow Blogathoner) about the 2011 WordCount Blogathon about 6 hours before registration closed. I thought about it for about 1/2 hour before signing up. After all, what did I have to lose? I had two or three readers, didn’t know anything about the blogging community out there, and was, frankly, thinking about quitting. I made it through that Blogathon and the next two- it was hard but “something” kept me going. Pride, maybe. I ended up enjoying the experience so much I joined a different challenge a month or two later. So what did I learn? Sometimes, plunging into something without thinking is the right thing to do.

  4. Amanda Martin

    I started a daily blog challenge this year and I wanted to give up at week two. If I hadn’t pasted the Post a Day 2013 badge on my blog I probably would have done. I’m on post #194 this morning and no one is more shocked than me! I decided to write a novel in installments, together with pictures of what’s going on in my life and little posts about my life as a writer/mummy: three posts in one, every day! But I love it. Some days are so very hard. The good days are ones where I’ve managed to write two or three novel excerpts in a morning and so only have the photos and chatty bit to do. I would definitely do it again (though maybe not next year! Not the novel by installments anyway!) It has taught me so much about writing and editing, although I have found it hasn’t boosted my site visits that much, because I have less time to visit and comment on other blogs.