Wow. It's the last day. I have to admit that at the beginning of the month I wasn't sure I would be able to write something every day. But I'm glad I did it. Here's what I learned.
I loved creating something everyday. It was such a good feeling to finish something every day and hit the publish button. So often we get bogged down in projects that take days or even weeks to complete. It was fun and satisfying to finish something EVERY. DAY.
Forcing yourself to write can be a good thing. You never know when you are going to write something that really resonates with people. You don't find out until you put stuff out there for people to read. I wrote my second most popular post of the month on a whim and readers loved it (and some people really hated it).
The more you write the easier it becomes. Man, was this true. Writing is like a muscle. You have to work it for it to grow and you're rewarded with greater efficiency. Writing just gets easier - and faster.
I saw a small uptick in readers this month. According to my analytics, I had more readers in December 2017 than I did a year ago. But I had fewer readers than I did in November. However, I think I would have had more readers if the holidays didn't drag down my numbers.
It started to become a bit of a drag toward the end. I think this had more to do with the time of year than anything else. During the last week, I was finding fewer things that were exciting me to write. To be expected, readership was down this last week so I had a "What's the point?" moment. But I soldiered on! It was worth it because like going to the gym I wasn't doing it to impress people. I was trying to improve myself!
Are you interested in doing a month-long challenge? I would highly recommend it. Just make sure you allot the time needed to complete the work each day. You can read about my process in this post.
Happy New Year!