#UBC: One month of continuous blogging
The first month of 2017 is standing at its end and I took this time out to just reflect on how my blog has done.
My Blog!!! My chest swells with pride at these words, for I have really laboured to get it “up” right there. I started by going self hosted last August and then entering three back to back blog challenges, hosted by various agencies. I learnt about SEO, Alexa, rankings, readership, curation, other bloggers, blogchats and what not.
All through, the learning has been massive with the added bonus of making some great blogging friendships! I also experimented with topics I wouldn’t otherwise and wrote my heart out. I designed, modified and edited my blog to make it “pretty” to my heart’s content and gloried when I was complimented on it.
Oh and I won the Alexa campaign – rather was one of the winners; something totally unexpected as I was just focused on learning and doing everything and more for my blog.
I took a break in December as I couldn’t, just couldn’t keep up the pace of writing anymore. I took the time out to set some (informal) blogging goals for 2017.
Then I started Jan 2017 with the Ultimate Blog Challenge and wrote daily; even scheduling some posts for a holiday; I missed out on some postings due to bad internet connection, though I still wrote everyday and will now be posting it all in a backdate. (Please say this is not cheating)
For the UBC, I looked around for topics to write and ended up participating in 3-4 blog prompts, hosted by fellow bloggers.
I loved the prompts given by BAR under their #WordyWednesdays and wrote a few on those
I went on a whim to Kashmir to see snowfall as that’s been one of my dearest wish to do so and wrote quite a few blogs on my travel-a-cation – read it here
I am “stealing” a hashtag by a fellow book lover and starting a Book Prompt of my own for the month of Feb 2017 as I really wish to now write about books on my blog – look out for #bookslutthursday on my blog from 1st Feb 2017
* Book lovers take special note of this as there will be prizes to be won
All in all a fruitful month for my blog this month which has also got the highest blog views since it went self hosted (1500+)
I am writing daily this month as a part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. This is my post for day 31. (can’t believe one month is already over)