Ultimate Blog Challenge -One Week In

One week into this Ultimate Blog Challenge and I am feeling pretty good.  I have some blog posts already prepared for the days ahead and I am feeling pretty good about myself until…… I count how many more days I have to prepare and how many days are left.    

Then I start to panic.  Then I start to sweat.  Then writer’s block attacks with a vengeance.  How in the world am I going to do this? What was I thinking?  I look at my calendar and think, there is no way I can come up with that many thoughtful, well written, witty posts.  YIKES.  

I also start getting overwhelmed about commenting on two other posts, putting my post on Twitter, and wishing I had more time to look at a lot of the blogs being posted 

Then, I stop and breathe.  I have a lot of company when it comes to this challenge.  I have a lot of people, apparently from all over the world, that are feeling the same way.  I have a lot of people that can empathize with the overwhelming wave of emotion that has overcome me.  

So, I do what I tell my organizing and life coach clients.  Breathe, take a little bit at a time and look how far you have come, not so much at how far you have to go.  I also tell them to not give up right before breakthrough and to press on, even when they don’t feel like it.  

So, I am going to take my own advice and press on…..doing what I can, when I can, the best I can.  1 week done – that is where my focus is going to be  Then, when I catch myself getting overwhelmed and thinking too far ahead I will focus on my next step, not the next 24 steps.  

How are you feeling about this challenge after the first full week?  

0 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Challenge -One Week In”

  1. I feel like I am doing fairly well. I was worried I would not be able to keep up but this is really making me open up and write about many things. I was worried I would not have enough to write about either but with all I have read already and the tips we are getting, I am finding I have a wealth of things to write about. I have 2 posts written ahead and I have about 12 draft headlines I can write about currently already saved. I keep going and saving more as I think of them as well so I feel pretty accomplished so far. I am glad I am not the only one having a few momentary doubts however. Thanks for sharing!

  2. For me, this challenge is following a 30 Day Photo Challenge. I'm trying to form a habit of blogging every day. I'm enjoying it but I'm not letting myself look too far into the future. As I think of blog subjects I'm jotting them down for ideas in the future. This is very good for me as I tend to be a procrastinator.
    I enjoy visiting your blog!!

  3. Peggy, I agree with you that it seems a bit daunting at times to come up with things to write about for 30 days!!! However, as I read other's posts I realize there is tons of stuff out there to blog about. So far I am enjoying the challenge. It is pushing me to get stuff written down that I have been wanting to do for a while, but have managed to put off for more 'important' things. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings – you are definitely not alone.

  4. Haha, I get random moments like this throughout the day, but each post is about my continuing journey, so there are rarely days I don't know what to write, plus I don't talk very much in my real world, so I let my fingers do all the talking. 🙂 I very much enjoyed your post and I love the soothing colours. Thank you. Amanda HelmiBM

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