A roundup of sorts is definitely due! So, now that we’re up to December 3rd…
Daily prompts made bloggy life easier in some ways, like giving me a excuse to post absolutely useless random stuff. Would’ve maybe seemed a bit weird otherwise if I’d started talking about my bus pass and kettle for no reason. Jokes aside though, I’ve really enjoyed having a breadth of topics to ramble about and hope you’ve liked reading my thoughts too! Once or twice I been a little stuck, but the odd mini post doesn’t hurt does it? I love writing, but I didn’t take English Language at college, because I prefer just writing my own thing. The thought of being told to write a speech or something is just… eugh. Call me stubborn but I don’t do so brilliantly when told what to do. ;D
Things I learned/improved during this November Writing Challenge:
- If I didn’t see how easily blogging could be a full time job before, I definitely do now! Explaining to a non-blogger that there’s far more to it than just writing posts and hitting publish makes you realise just how much is involved. Obviously I’m no pro, but even I’ve lost track of the number of networks I’m on related to my blog. The list of ‘stuff to do’ is literally never ending, which is the case with anything creative I suppose! Ain’t no such thing as ‘finished’.
- I’d like to think I’ve improved my organisation skills, but that could all go to pot tomorrow! Planning in advance is one of those things that I always intend to do, but never quite get round to. This past month I’ve not really had a choice but to get ahead a little, and doing so helped me loads. Aren’t those filled planner pages satisfying?
- People actually like reading the random stuff! I love hearing funny anecdotes and ramblings about peoples’ day to day lives, but somehow it seems different when it’s your own and you can’t help thinking that nobody’s really gonna care. Turns out, they do! It’s my natural talkative way to blab forever and a day about nothing in particular, so I guess it fits to write in that way too.
- Posting too often can take time away from other blogging activities. If I hadn’t written so many posts, I’d have spent even more time commenting on others’ blogs, tweaking my own site, and generally networking than I did in November. Beforehand I’d only really been posting twice a week which I wasn’t happy with either, so I reckon it’s all about striking the balance that’s right for you. Which is exactly my plan from now on! Aiming for 3/4 times per week. Ideally I’d like to do a whole bloggy revamp over the Christmas holidays, so let’s not be counting chickens before they hatch ey?
- I knew this one already from last year, but blogging is sooo much harder in winter. I’m pretty sure I’ve ranted about this enough already, that lack of daylight is my nemesis at this time of year. I get in at 5, meaning bye-bye photos until the weekend. Fab. #Bloggerproblems
Would I do it again?
Yes! Challenges are challenging yes, but fun. I’m glad I tried out daily blogging, if only short term! Really do admire you guys who keep it up for longer. Like I’ve said before, I’m not the speediest at putting blog posts together, so for me it’d probably come at the expense of the other blog stuff, possibly homework, and other stuff too, to carry on forever. Only so much you can fit into one life, y’know?
Which OOTD was your fave? I don’t think there’s much of a common theme between them all; I tend to have quite varied taste!
- What decision are you glad you made?
- Share some good advice.
- What occupied your mind today?
- What was the best conversation you had today?
- Do you love your job?
- If you could get rid of one of your habits, what would it be?
- List 5 things you wish you had with you today.
- What are the achievements you are most proud of?
- What gadgets did you use today?
- What shocked you?
- What was the last lie you told?
- What is your favourite cuisine?
- What do you have too much of?
- What do you want to tell yourself in one year?
- What is your greatest strength?
- Other than your clothes, what is with you the majority of the day?
- What’s your guilty pleasure?
- What is bothering you?
- What inspires you?
- What impression did you make on others today?
- How did you play today?
- How do you know?
- Name the last 3 things you used today.
- What sound do you hate hearing?
- Do you feel appreciated?
- My body is ____
- Today I had too much ____
- What worries you?
- What did you get to do today?
And yay for normal blog titles again! Bet you were sick of those ‘November Writing Challenge’ ones. How do you feel about blogging every day: is it necessary or overkill?