Reflecting back on this challenge is another challenge. I do not really know what to say and what I will be forgiven for saying.
First off, I am amazed at how many great bloggers and individuals I have met. Take in mind that I have only been blogging since March and didn't even know what a blog was before that. I went into this challenge with a very open mind and was surprised to find this world that I only imagined could exist. I thought before this challenge that all bloggers were mommys, coupon collectors and frustrated housewives. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these great women, I just had nothing in common with them anymore.
Entering this challenge with an open mind, I was surprised to find that I had actually found a treasure map. This map led me to rich kingdoms of literary knowledge and like minded individuals. This being said, I was also amazed at how many bloggers signed up and dropped out or never even started the challenge. Future referance to anyone who arranges this again. It would be nice if those not participating could take out their links. I have spent alot of time traveling to empty spaces, I guess I am not alone there. I did my best to get to all the blogs but I know I have failed because of all the empty slots I fell into and wasted time. Eventually I gave up.
I had no plan going into this challenge so it kind of scared me when I heard from many bloggers of this elaborate plan they had to get through this challenge. I thought to myself, is this really going to be so hard? What is everyone talking about? Remember once again I am a baby blogger taking her first steps into a new world. I found many supportive bloggers but at the same time I have run into a fair share of "elitists." I guess I was not worth their time because I am not a published author, publisher, editor or what not.
Posting everyday has been easy for me, sometimes I have posted several times a day. Having the alphabet to guide my posts has only helped. I tilt my head in confussion when I hear others complain about how hard it has been. Am I the only one who has written out of the seat of my pants? I have been busy too, I have been sick, and yet I need to write and once I start something I finish it. So I guess I now consider myself finished with this challenge. I thank those new friends I have met, I thank those that have worked so hard making this challenge possible and I thank all the family out there that put up with us.
Oh and by the way, just because this challenge is over does not mean that I am going to go quiet. Like I said, I have to write. Expect to hear more from me, but never expect you will like everything I have to say.