I hope that any established bloggers reading this can remember how it felt to attain their first blogging goals. I also hope any other newbies like me who are reading it and who finished the A to Z 2013 Challenge are feeling equally chuffed with their achievement.
I have read some blogs over the last few days that discussed the decrease in likes and comments as the weeks passed and the difficulty of remaining motivated when this happened. I too almost gave up at one point when two of my posts were not viewed by anybody, let alone commented on, but a couple of days later three more people who had left nice comments on earlier posts signed up to follow my blog so I ignored my own self-doubt, analyzed why I suddenly felt the need for validation of everything I wrote, got over it and carried on.
I had no idea what to expect when I wrote my “A” post on The Enchanted April but I set myself some fairly low targets for views, likes and comments (there’s no point building-in disappointments for a new venture, these arrive quite quickly enough by themselves) and reached them by letter “L.” I then set myself new targets which I did not reach but I came close enough to be happy with the end result. Much more importantly, I have found several blogs that really interest me and I expect to keep following them for a long time.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE ORGANIZERS OF THE CHALLENGE AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE CO-HOSTS WHO VISITED MY BLOG