I have more stories in me that I had realised
I thought I wouldn’t have enough words in me to last for 31 days, but I did. I have a lot of stories to tell. They just need time and the right setting to come out.
I don’t like writing about myself.
Around day 12 of this challenge, I seriously considered quitting this writing challenge. Why? I was sick o writing about nothing else but myself. Who wants to talk about nothing but themselves for so long?! I’m fine with including personal details in a blog post to make it grounded, but I got tired of having me be the subject every day. I’m glad I felt this way though. I’m not as narcissistic as I had suspected me of being. 12 blog posts is all it took for me to be sick of me.
Writing requires time
When you’re posting everyday, you’re always aware of the clock. There is no time to put your writing away in a drawer and pull it out again another day because you’re already thinking about the next post. I look at some of my blog posts from early in the challenge, and now with the benefit of a couple of weeks between me and them, I see things that could be changed, things that could have been said differently and ideas that should have been more prominent. Writing requires time for ideas to simmer.
People Respond to Passion and Enthusiasm
My most popular posts are not the ones I spent hours poring over and tweaking right until the last second before I pressed published. The popular posts are the ones that I had the most fun writing about. They’re the ones that drip in enthusiasm. Take a look.
People respond to passion. When you’re enthusiastic, it shows in your words and that excitement transfers to the reader. How else would you explain an article about cricket being popular :-)
Thank you for joining me on this journey. I’m taking a break from this blog, but remember I’m still blogging over at Curious Chido,