You may recall in my first post for the 2012 blogathon, I said this:
We’re keeping it simple, friends. That’s the rule this month.
And I shared seven reasons why I was doing Michelle Rafter’s Blogathon again this year. In the same spirit, I’m closing out Blogathon 2012 with a list of seven things I’ve gained by blogging for the past 31 (!) days.
- Daily writing is good for my soul. This month served as a powerful reminder.
- Community! I thrive on reader comments and exchanges; this month of dialogue did not disappoint.
- I reconnected with a friend and got to read his exceptional posts along the way. (Definitely worth the lost sleep as I drafted and posted for 31 days.)
- Blogging keeps my muse inspired and my inner editor in check. That’s a good balance.
- Google calendar is my new BFF (best friend forever) when it comes to organizing my writing life and posting schedule. (Refer to above…keep it simple and the writing calendar I created helped me do just that!)
- I have a renewed interest in blogging and seeing how I can take my blog to the next level.
- I crossed the finish line. Amidst days of shuffling kids to school, commuting to work, getting groceries and putting load after load of laundry through the wash…crossing a finish line for myself is, frankly, HUGE.
And there you have it: my final Blogathon 2012 post.