Well the day has finally arrived. I cannot believe that it’s the last day of the challenge! When Lee and I set out on this journey we could have never anticipated the incredibly engaged and supportive community our little TBP tribe has turned into.
You guys are constantly blowing us away with your dedication and commitment to to growing your blogs but also helping to grow the community as a whole. You are defying the misconception that blogging is a competitive industry and are aiding in our mission to make blogging information more accessible and inclusive.
To every single one of you, thank you.
We actually left the last post of the challenge open to see how everything played out. We thought about adding in another challenge or a round-up of all of the challenges from the last 28 days, but opted instead to get back to the roots of blogging and do what started us off on this path in the first place, write.
So let’s chat…
The last few weeks we’ve asked you to step-up certain aspects of your blog and challenge yourself to areas of blogging that you’ve maybe avoided in the past. There was a huge emphasis on goals and improvement, and naturally a lot of talk about monetizing.
All of these things are fantastic! It’s awesome to see everyone encouraging each other to improve and helping each other out with their blogging goals. It brings Lee and I so much joy.
But we also want to emphasize that growing your readership and monetizing your blog does not need to be the be-all and end-all of your blog. It’s okay to want to get better and improve your skills, just because. It’s also okay to want to learn how your story and posts can touch more people. And likewise, it’s okay if it’s just your Mom and your sister reading your blog.
Your blog is a place to chronicle your journey so don’t get too wrapped up in the numbers and what other people are doing that you forget why you started your corner of the internet in the first place.
If we’ve learned anything from our own experiences it’s that authenticity shines through. Be YOU, completely and shamelessly. Sometimes that will mean being inconsistent, and swaying away from your usual. Other times it may call for a social media break or a blogging hiatus. And sometimes you’ll find yourself putting your nose to the grindstone and discovering a new skill set you never thought you’d develop.
We hope that what you took out of the past few weeks was a feeling of community; A comfort in knowing that when you’re struggling, there are people out there who get it, and when you hit a huge milestone there is a team cheering you on.
But most importantly, we hope you never forget why you started down this path in the first place. It will be your main motivator and guide as we all try to sort out this crazy world together.
So as your final challenge we ask you to share why you started your blog. No one expects a huge readership or a full-time job when they set out on this path, so share with us why you decided to hit publish on that first post. We can’t wait to hear your stories
Thank you again for an amazing month and we cannot wait to see where this journey takes you!
P.S. Give us a few days to look over past challenges to determine who completed the challenge. We’ll be in touch soon.