Tuesday, 27 October 2015

30 Day Blogging Challenge - What have I learnt so far?

I'm nearly half way into this challenge.
So what have I learnt so far? 

  • That I can write short posts sometimes that are quick to construct.
  • That I can write long posts that lead to long and thoughtful  comments from my readers. These are much appreciated.
  • That sometimes there is a focus on developing a blog to promote a business or product. That's great. But it is not what I want to do. Even so, I can still learn a lot that is relevant and useful to me from this course.
  • That the blogs I most enjoy reading are ones where the person is authentic. I get to know aspects of them as a person. They feel real.
  • That I want to continue blogging in the way that I always have. To share different parts of my life and interests: photography, travel, my creativity, and dreams. Not forgetting difficulties. Because they are part of life too.
  • That I am happy with my style and content. I just want to learn techniques that will make me better and more efficient.
  • That I am enjoying the challenge of blogging every day. I like challenges, right?
  • Photos often provide inspiration for my post, but not all posts have to include a photo. Though I like that most do!
  • That a friend has decided to join me in this 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You might find it useful too, so long as you are not already committed to another challenge that is equally demanding but rewarding. I'm thinking here of those currently writing 300 comments in 30 days, while I cheer on from the side lines! Incidentally, I get nothing for mentioning this blogging course. I do so because I like to share when I find something useful or interesting.
  • That there is a new e-book to go with this course. It is available from Amazon and is a useful read even if you don't want to do the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Here's a link if you want to find out more.  And here's a link for the course which you can sign up for at any time.

Taking a new or unknown path can be exciting. It may lead to new adventures, or take you no where, but better that than standing still and having the same view point.  

Thanks for popping by. See you here again tomorrow!


  1. One of things I most enjoy about blog reading, is how it opens my eyes to new perspectives and gives my brain new ideas - your final paragraph is beautifully put! Well done on keeping going so far - I don't think I could manage it :).

  2. I felt that i didn't have time for the 30 day challenge - but this post has made me think that maybe i should MAKE the time.
    I'm with you on the type of blogs you like. Personally the very 'professional and sponsored by all and sundry' lifestyle type blogs do not appeal to me - it is the lack of connection to the real person. I might as well be reading a high street store blog.
    Thanks for sharing your story AND for the links x

  3. ..and I think most of us like reading an authentic voice who sometimes posts long and sometimes posts short. So that's a win, win. And yes, I like to find out about the person behind the craft too. It's interesting: I'll google to find out how to do something and yet blogs which are all tutorials aren't the ones I add to my Reader. Keep on blogging Sandie

  4. Love that last quote, how true.

  5. I have enjoyed the variety of posts that you have done. Some very serious some more chatty. It's not easy posting every day is it? My mind is often full over what I am going to say on the next few days!

  6. Sarah Arrow has left a new comment on your post "30 Day Blogging Challenge - What have I learnt so ...":

    Thanks for the mention Sandie, it's not an easy task to do anything on a regular basis, but you're doing great x

    1. Oops! I deleted the original instead of press publish. More mobile mishaps :(

  7. Linda has left a new comment on your post "30 Day Blogging Challenge - What have I learnt so ...":

    Interesting to read what you have learned from 30 days of blogging Sandie! I have signed up but not begun yet. I will finish my commenting challenge this month and then do blog entries for November. Thanks for linking the course, and good luck with the rest of it!


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