It’s reflection time. How did a month of daily posts change me as a person? How did it make me grow?
Well, like last year, I spent all my prep time not doing prep work, and instead was doing work daily in order to post. Anytime something came up at home and I couldn't make time to sit down and do a picture then that day just got pushed back.
At one point I was posting my L or M when everyone else was posting Q or R… it was a real struggle to keep up the pace.
But I wasn’t willing to skip a letter, so I ended up double posting on some days, and in one glorious day of insanity, I would work on my image, post my progress, then get back to work, post again a few hours later… I managed to get four posts done that day.
It was all a bunch of stressful fun, the sort that I was freaked out about in the middle of it all, but really enjoyed in retrospect.
There was however, a down side. The purpose of the challenge isn’t just to post, but to go out and meet other bloggers. There were thousands of people participating and I probably didn’t get to 50 of them over the course of the month – too caught up in my own drama to pay attention to anyone else. So in that sense, I didn’t do what I wanted with my time.
Lesson learned for next year. I will NOT be doing an art related project if I can’t have some posts ‘in the bank’ before I begin. A lot of posts, ‘in the bank.’ Next year, it’s all about visiting others.