For the month of September, Kimberly over at Being a Wordsmith blog hosted the September Sapphire Even Day Blog Challenge. Each blogging prompt was scheduled for the even days of the month. Today is the final day of the challenge, and the prompt asks us to share what we’ve learned.
1. Posts can be recycled.
I learned that if a post didn’t receive as much love as you thought it should the first time around, all is not lost. Don’t be afraid to bring them back again.
2. Pinterest is your friend.
I learned that Pinterest is not just an organizing system for pictures. For a blogger, Pinterest is a very helpful way to promote your blog writings and connect with new readers.
3. Social media is not the enemy.
While I still can’t quite explain SEO if you asked me, I learned that social media is not something to be greeted with garlic and a wooden stake. There are many techniques out there to help make your social media life a whole lot easier. Who knew that I could make a Facebook post simultaneously show up on Twitter too???
Kimberly’s blogging prompts were actually interesting, which made the challenge even more fun. As a new blogger, I hadn’t really found a “niche”. I couldn’t really say that I was a “Mommy Blogger” or “Fashion Blogger”, etc. I still can’t make that claim, but this blogging challenge has made me realize what topics really appeal to me, and which ones that I would like to post more of. I also learned that going forward I need to set a blogging schedule to be a more effective blogger.
Overall, I learned alot about myself, my writing style, and that I may not be as much of an introvert as I thought. I’m really looking forward to writing more, interacting with other bloggers, and who knows, maybe even attending a blogging convention.
For all I’ve learned, I would like to send a very big THANK YOU to Kimberly at Being a Wordsmith blog!!!
September Sapphire Blog Challenge Prompt: Share what you learned during the challenge, who you connected with, and your overall experience with it.