I FINISHED!!!! Will I make the 30 blogs in 30 day challenge? Do I share it with the world? Will I make the same mistakes of the past?
Very few times in my life, I have finished a challenge that lasted longer than 10 - 15 days. Hence my weight problems.... But I am so happy to tell the world that I have completed this challenge.
When I started this 30 blogs in 30 days challenge, I figured, if nothing else, I would end up with a few extra blogs to my name. On my initial post I wrote the reasons why I thought that I had not been able to blog consistently. During these past 30 days, I have been able to accomplish several things that I thought were hindering my blogging. I still have to remind my self that pictures don't have to be perfect, and I have been quick to just jump to Iclipart.com and grab a photo or clip that matches somewhat what I am writing about.
I still don't wake up one hour earlier to write blogs. I did the first week, but by the second, writing and coming up with ideas became easier. I also missed my sleep. I turn in to a witch past 8pm. No kidding....
I still haven't totally identified the audience that I am writing for, and although I am using my keywords I am not making it to page one in Google on all my posts. Some of the areas that I want to conquer in Google are very competitive, so I am aware that it will take time.
What I have accomplished is that I am accumulating good local content. I was featured once!! oh Yeah, oh Yeah !!.
I feel that I am finding my voice in blogging and real estate, and that I am ok with not writing these great smart posts like the serial featured bloggers that we have in Activerain!
I have commented on 10 posts per day, but I have not overstayed my half hour reading and commenting on blogs. I read more than 10 blogs per day, but some of them, I rather watch from the sidelines. What I would comment has already been said, or I disagree with the writer and if the time is over, I walk away.
I figured out my signature thanks to Bob Haywood have read lots of blogs from Brad Andersohn found new people to follow. I am trying to be selective on who I follow, as there is where I keep spending more time than my day allows for. Bob Stewart got married, Brad Anderohn is going to give us a surprise soon, Patricia Kennedy keeps on finding awesome blogs that we missed every week, Lenn Harley keeps on amazing me by her solid content and gorgeous art, she has an opinion and she is not afraid to use it.
You must be good looking to work for Activerain
Claude Ross is just good looking, but he also writes a good blog. J Phillip Faranda consistently writes good stuff... to bad he doesn't read mine. Cindy Jones writes my blog. ( I wish her blog was mine) Jason Crouch lost my weight while getting just about every blog he writes featured, Sheldon Neal always entertaining, Jo Soss writes a good military blog along with Cindy Jones. Katerina Gasset is still taking people to the top. And finally, as this is getting so long, I am still waiting for Matt Stigliano to put a happy face on his profile.