I ‘lost’ the July Blog Challenge. I didn’t get out 31 posts in 31 days. I fell about 10 short.
About midway through, it took on almost a NaNoWriMo sort of feel to it. The big difference, of course, is that with NaNoWriMo, I have the chance to edit and refine those words before I present them to the reading public. With a blog post, I don’t have that chance. What’s out there is out there. Sure, I can go back later and edit it, but it will already have been read.
I have enough respect for the people who read my blog not put up a post for the simple reason of checking off a box on my To Do list. When I post something, it needs to be because that’s what’s on my mind that day.
The challenge did get me some additional exposure, but as the month went on, I got less and less hits. Clearly, my blog wasn’t resonating with the people who were finding it. I guess in some ways, no, in a lot of ways, I’m still trying to figure out this whole blogging thing.
I think the person running the Challenge mainly did it to increase the number of people subscribed to their mailing list. They are another one of these ‘Let me show you how to make a fortune with a blog’ types. All you have to do is attend their $100 seminar, or buy their $19.95 eBook/course. I, quite literary, don’t ‘buy it’.
I’m here to converse and exchange thoughts and ideas. Not to pile up numbers. Problem is without those numbers, there really isn’t anyone to exchange and converse with.