Living in the Southern Hemisphere can sometimes be problematic. But it can also be a blessing. As the sun sets on the January Ultimate Blog Challenge for 2020, I might get away with squeezing an extra blog in… maybe.
In the Northern Hemisphere, I’m hoping it is still the 30th January. Here in the Land Down Under, it has been the 31st January, all day. So if I go by the date in the Northern Hemisphere, the challenge doesn’t end for a while yet.
So, how did I go?
Well – better than I expected, but still not up there with the winners.
By my quick calculation, this post will bring me up to twenty two posts out of a possible thirty-one. Hmmm… not good, but not as bad as I thought I’d do.
I think I started out well, and somehow just fizzled out toward the end. Perhaps I need to pace myself better.
Was it worth it?
Each time I sign up for the challenge, I learn something new. And the January Ultimate Blog Challenge didn’t let me down.
Each blog I wrote gave me a different experience. Sometimes the writing flowed and was easy; other times it was laboured and hard. And in the process I worked out what my niche is, by discovering what it isn’t.
When I narrowed down what my niche is, I had a major breakthrough on a possible theme to focus future blog posts on.
Getting in touch with my writing style gave me an insight into what works for me.
When I found my style, it was like finding my rhythm. And my fingers tapped out the rhythm on my keyboard. It might not be your beat, but it is mine. And I’ve always marched to a different drum.
Staying true to my style is where the January Ultimate Blog Challenge has taken me.
All I have to do now is marry my style, to my my newly-found (possible) niche.