One Wild Life ~ The Ultimate Blog Challenge

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Okay, so sometimes I say yes to things without fully appreciating what I’m getting myself into. The Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) was one of those things. It’s a challenge to write 30 posts in 30 days. So for the month of April, I cranked out a post a day.

Here’s the good that came from it:

  • It reminded me of my days as a reporter, being on deadline, cranking out copy (& proved to me I could still do it).
  • It reminded me to let go of the work, put it out there in the world and let go, put it out and let go because there isn’t time to wonder if it’s good enough; I’m on deadline & I’ve got to write another & another & another.
  • It reaffirmed that what matters is the work, the big picture not the petty little stuff (numbers!) that lots of people use to gauge their success/worth.
  • It connected me with lots of other amazing bloggers I wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
  • I showed myself how much strength I have when I kept pushing even though there were a bunch of days I just wanted to quit.

Many thanks to Michelle Schaffer for putting this challenge on. The next one will be in July. You can sign up at the UBC website if you’re interested.

As for me, whew, I’m taking a break from blogging for a little bit. So enjoy your spring. I’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks.

Have you started your Life List yet?

9 Responses to "One Wild Life ~ The Ultimate Blog Challenge"
  1. I couldn’t believe how busy you were every day!! Hi, Shelli. I’m still getting adjusted to my new work hours and have been busy putting the finishing touches on my forthcoming release, otherwise I would have been here. *sigh*
    I’m glad to hear you are taking a break. Enjoy yourself, ok?
    *waves*

    -Jimmy

    • Hi Jimmy! *waves back*

      It was a little nuts around here, but I’m glad I did it. I’m also glad I’m getting a break. 😀 I’m glad you’re getting settled in to the new job & rock on a new book coming out. Congrats! I will enjoy myself, going to Chicago (my favorite city ever!). Have a great week, my friend.

  2. Congrats and thank you Shelli for the 21-Day Challenge and other posts during the month of April.
    You continue to amaze me 😉

    • Hi Rich!

      Awww, you’re so awesome. I love it when you stop by! You are welcome. The challenge was really helpful to me personally; I hope it was helpful to others. Have a most excellent week. Cheers, my friend.

  3. Kate Frost says:

    It’s a great discipline to have, writing to a deadline each day. I enjoyed the challenge, although I have to confess I didn’t manage to do it everyday simply because life got crazy busy but it did make me mindful of what’s really important in life. I look forward to your next challenge in Spring. 🙂 Hope you’ve enjoyed a lovely couple of weeks off.

    • Hi Kate! *waves*

      I agree that it’s a great discipline to have because it forces you to just do the work. Thanks for the kind words about the challenge; I’m glad it made you aware of what’s important to you. I’ve had a great couple of weeks off, thanks. Relaxed & refreshed. 🙂 Cheers, darlin. Have a great weekend!

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