Many bloggers, like me, struggle to write consistently. We can’t deny that there are many factors that hinder us from attaining our blogging goals. Personally, I have tried to set up a schedule before to at least publish after three days. I thought this goal was attainable and practical – considering I have work and other things to do other than blogging.
Despite that measurable goal that I set for myself, I still found it difficult to stay motivated and follow through with my plans. I continued to postpone writing and it kept going on like that. So I’m a bit behind when it comes to blogging. Now, when I visit my WordPress blog, I can’t help but cry at the unfinished drafts I made that are waiting to be completed.
I reflected a lot on what would be the best possible solution to this problem that I’m facing, so I decided that starting a blogging challenge would hopefully revive my sleeping spirit and push me to write more.
Before I tell more about this challenge, I want to tell you what I hope to gain from it.
Things I Hope to Accomplish
Starting a challenge without an end goal is like driving a car without direction. So, for me, these are some of the things I hope to accomplish by the end of this blogging challenge.
1. Improve my writing skills
Writing is something that I really like doing but lack enough practice. I want to take upon this challenge in hopes that I will improve my writing skills even just a tid-bit.
2. Develop vocabulary
I have a really long way when it comes to using new vocabulary I wrote down in my notebook. Hopefully, I could make use of them as much as possible so I can improve my writing.
3. Express myself more
I’ve always found it so easy to express myself in my journals and diaries because when I write my thoughts there, it’s just between me and the blank paper. I didn’t have to think a lot about using proper grammar or correct spelling or second guess what I should write. I was just free to jot down whatever I liked.
It’s different when you’re writing for an online audience, there are certain things you have to be cautious about. And that kind of limits you on what you can say to people online.
Some people have been able to get past this fear of online expression. I think I haven’t and I hope to overcome that fear.
4. Enjoy and have fun
A challenge that feels like a chore is quite stressful. Can you imagine yourself doing something that you do not enjoy? So, one thing I would really love to accomplish during and by the end of this challenge is to enjoy and have fun writing.
Blogging Challenge Rules
These are some of the rules I set for my 7 day blogging challenge:
- Each day I will write 500 – 1000 words
- I can write whatever I want
- At the end of the days, I’ll have written 3,500 words – 7000 words.
Join the Writing Challenge
If you feel like this is something you want to try out, leave a comment down below so I can invite you to my Facebook group or join here.