What I Have Learned from The 30 Day List Building and Blogging Challenge

My Thoughts on This Fantabulous 30 Day ChallengeLets Celebrate

It is only Day 5 of the 30 Day List Building & Blogging Challenge but I have gained so much already.

This blog post was inspired by some of the lovely comments that people wrote on Tiffany Dow’s blog. People mentioned that my personality had really started to shine through my writing and my videos and my comments.

I would like to firstly say a massive thank you for your kind words and support. It really brought a smile to my face when I read those comments. I had another post ready for today but I wanted to share this with you all on Day 5 of this challenge.

This is also for all those people who are thinking about whether they should start their own blog or are trying to work out how to move forward with the blog they already have.

Things I Have Gained from The Challenge So Far

I Am Learning To Focus
Time to FocusI like taking part in challenges because it gives me a reason to stay motivated and focussed. It is so easy to get distracted with real world stuff and even online stuff (Just one more Youtube video then I will get back to work…)

This challenge has motivated me to work harder on a plan of action so that I can eventually achieve the goal of making a full time income doing the things I love. I am working out what I enjoy doing and what I need to do in order to improve the earning potentials on each income stream that I am working on.

I Love The Sense of Community
Everyone likes to feel that they belong somewhere and the community surrounding Tiffany’s blog is a wonderful online neighbourhood. I love spending time there, meeting new people and sharing my opinion with others.

I have learned so much, no only from reading Tiff’s great posts, but also from reading the comments and then clicking on the names to discover new bloggers.

I Love The Support of The Community
Taking part in this community based challenge also provides wonderful support. It has been fantastic to get compliments from people about content they have read or a particular video that they have watched on this blog here.

It has been great to discover all these new blogs too.  All those people who have joined in this challenge have amazing stories to share and I love getting to know different people from different parts of the world.

I am Learning That It Is OK To ……….Its OK
This is one of the most important lessons that anyone who is blogging needs to learn and understand. Once you understand this, you can get to doing what it is you do.

I think that it is important to state that it really is OK to (and this is where you fill in the gap).

We are writing blog posts here people. We are not trying to solve the world’s problems. We are not trying to win the Noble Peace Price for Literature, well I know I’m not. Lol.

Here is how so of my “It is OK” sentences end:

  • It is OK if I don’t use big long words in my posts.
  • It is OK if I stumble and mumble in my videos and forget to look at the camera when I’m talking.
  • It is OK if I record a video with my headscarf on cos I couldn’t be bothered to style my hair
  • It is OK to wear the same old comfy jumper cos its comfy
  • It is OK if I say – I don’t know what to say.
  • It is OK to say I don’t understand what Per Per Click is.
  • It is OK if I mention the stupid cold I had that just wouldn’t leave
  • It is OK to mention the weather. Snow in February in London is big news for me. Lol.
  • It is OK if I like to write my blog posts sitting in bed
  • It is OK if I like to enjoy a cheeky glass of Rose in the evening (cheers, hic)

So what I’m saying is, It is OK to just be who we are, how we are and where we are.

What a Difference 30 Days Make

I just wanted to end with a couple of videos from a previous Tiffany-led challenge, the 30 Day Vlogging Challenge.

Below are my Day 1 and Day 30 videos. If you want to read the blog posts here are the links for Day 1 and Day 30.

All I can say is what a difference 30 days make. Enjoy :)

A Mini Challenge for You – Feel The Fear But Do it Anyway!
So you have seen mine, show me yours. If you haven’t made a video already, why not take this perfect opportunity to get the support of the wonderful Tiffany Dow community.

Tiffany does a Sunday post where we are all invited to add our video link.

Do you think you have the courage to upload a short intro vid of yourself? You can do a screen capture like I did or you can plonk yourself in front of your webcam.

It doesn’t need to be anything fancy schmancy. Hey I am usually sitting on the floor of my bedroom with my back against the wardrobe.  All I can say is Hollywood, here I come. :)

Anyway it would be great if even just one new person added a video blog link on Sunday. I’ll be waiting to cheer you on.

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Have Your Say: So how has this first week of the challenge been for you? Let me know in the comments below. And if you have an “It is OK To ……..” add that in the comments section too.

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