Well, that was fun. Twenty-six blogs over thirty days; although if I’m honest, I wrote many of them at the same time and spent too many hours looking for photos and setting up posts days in advance so I wouldn’t miss one. I know that many bloggers out there actually wrote a post each day, and to you I say “that is awesome”. But I shall not take anything away from my achievement; especially if you go over my blog history and see that 26 blogs is more than I’ve written in pretty much the last two years combined. So there’s that going for me.
First of all, I would just like to say THANK YOU to all of you who stopped by my blog to read and comment, or even just to look at the photos. While like a lot of you I do love to write and am finally starting to feel like a writer again, I also want people to read what I write. If I said I didn’t, I’d keep a journal and not a blog. Having you repeatedly stop by my little piece of the blogosphere on a daily basis, gave me the ambition to carry on, to keep putting words down to entertain, to educate, and hopefully make this big ole world we live in a little bit smaller. I don’t write for money, I don’t write for fame. I write because I want to and because it helps me connect with people and share ideas and stories. I like that idea and I like that you have all enjoyed my true travel tales and interacted with me because of them.
Secondly, I want to say that I have enjoyed getting back into the blogging community and have very much looked forward to seeing new posts appear on my feed during the past month. From simple to post one letter entries (leading up to a perfectly told 28 word story I might add), to photo prompts, video montages, to ongoing tales of woe and romance, I have covered pretty much every genre I think possible. And I have enjoyed it immensely. I look forward to seeing more entries pop up on my feed in the coming months (years?) and continue to watch us all grow accordingly as people and writers.
And now the hard part … What to do now that April is over and my blogging path is no longer set out alphabetically? I still have no idea what kind of blog mine is going to be. Will it be purely travel-related? Will it be as cavernous and moody as my mind? Will it see plenty of blank weeks before I post again? I’m on a good roll, I don’t want that to stop. So, I have a few ideas of my own of course, but here’s where things are going to get interactive again. You, my fellow bloggers and wonderful people, are going to help me. You, yes you. Even you over there in the corner. I am asking for advice, some guidance, and relying on your expertise to help me turn a blogging corner. So here goes …
My fellow bloggers, do you know of any monthly/weekly/daily challenges on WordPress or beyond that can keep my motivation for blogging going? If you, I would be grateful if you could leave them in the comments.
I have been toying with the idea of answering a question once a week, or writing from a prompt I am given by one of you. I would post an entry on Friday, to which you would pose your question or a prompt, and then I would publish my response the next Friday and the process would start again. I have thought about doing this for a while as I think we should all encourage each other as much as we can. I’d publish something done by any of you on my site as well – ensuring you get exposure to my mum and the several other people who follow me who might not follow you. Not very Earth-shattering I know, but just how I roll over here in Penguin land.
There it is: my latest blogging conundrum. Wanting to write but needing a push to do so at times (wait, that isn’t new at all). Perhaps this time it won’t seem as permanent though.
Once again, thank you all for ensuring my A to Z Challenge was success. I couldn’t have done it without you.