I knew it was ambitious of me to think I could write 30 blogs in 30 days, but I like a challenge. Now, did I post everyday? No. But that doesn't make this challenge a failed one. If anything it was successful in teaching me a few things about myself. I took on 30In30 and here's what I learned:
1) When it's forced, it flops.
When I started this blog I did it because I loved fashion and I loved to write. Some days I found myself forcing out a post just to say that I completed the task for that day and it sucked. Or at least in my mind it sucked, because I was doing it for all the wrong reasons. Which leads me to #2.
2) Words are like water. Sometimes it's a flood, and other times it's a trickle.
There are times when I can sit for hours and nothing comes to me, and there are other times when my mind is flooded with ideas. There's that special moment, the aha moment that gets your blood pumping as a writer. Sometimes it takes a few days, or a few weeks for me to finish a post, but when the dam breaks it's the best feeling ever.
3) My time management needs serious work.
Finally, the most important thing I learned about myself from this exercise is that I need to work on managing my time better. The day would be almost done and I'd be furiously typing away a quick post. I find when I schedule some time for myself to write that it's good for my soul. And trust me that's good for everyone.