#blaughust – missed it by ‘that’ much… but I’ve done OK.
So I did try the Blaughust challenge, and overall I guess I did pretty well, but I just couldn’t make a solid post every single day.. there were some days I just never even got online, to be honest, and at least once where I just couldn’t think of anything.
Still, it’s been fun, and I think I’ve had some pretty good posts, things I would not have thought to do without this challenge, so I’ll call it at least a partial success, and it really was fun, when I was able to sit down and plan out a good post. I think that’s the biggest challenge, and one that I’m sure many readers don’t think about – even a short post take quite a bit of time to come up with, to write out, to edit – many of my posts have pictures or video as well, so I’ve got to do those… Every post that you read, from every blogger out there, takes time and effort to put together; in some cases a single article could be worked on for days!
Because so many bloggers do put in so much effort, and it really is a ‘labor of love’ (since there aren’t many that get paid for it), if you read something you like, I encourage everyone to re-post it, re-tweet it, share it, and comment on it – let the author know you’re a fan or a follower, let them know that you liked the article or post they wrote, things like that. Most bloggers don’t do it for the money, but we all love to know that our articles are getting out there and people are reading them and enjoying them – when someone takes the time to write to me or comment that they’ve really liked something I’ve done, be it a video or a blog post or podcast or whatever, that’s the biggest compliment to me, it really is…
So what’s next? Well, there’s still a few days left of blaughust, I’ll get a post up for all the last days, and then I’ll definitely go back to a more ‘normal’ posting cadence, though I’ll try to be much more regular about it – I see a lot of video channels that say ‘new content every Monday Wednesday Friday’ or something similar. I think I’ll try something like that.