Friday, June 29, 2012
It's the Finish Line!
Yesterday evening, I walked a predicted mile race (one where you guess your time, and the person who comes closest to their guess wins.) The race was sponsored by the local YMCA. It's called a "Corporate Challenge" because employees of participating businesses run or walk various races, and the entry fees go to charity.
I've done this race for 5 or 6 years (I forget); I've raced in 95 degree weather and in pouring down rain. Tonight it was in the 80's but humid - we are at the start of a heat wave so we are lucky the race wasn't today. Last year, I did well, but it is very hard to win this race. Needless to say, no one can race with a cell phone or a watch.
On top of it, I've been having internet problems for almost a week. Sometimes it is on. Sometimes it is off. Sometimes it is on but really anemic. Fortunately I've been able to make all of my posts. My 14 month daily posting streak continues.
Perseverance is the name of the game. This brings me to today's post. This is the last day of the Author Blog Challenge. Today's post is "What are you going to do to keep the blogging momentum going? What plans do you have to continue your connection with other Author Blog Challenge participants?"
I've been in several other month long challenges, and when the month is over, most of the participants scatter. A few will keep in touch. I already knew (cyberknew, anyway) a couple of the people on this challenge. I've read several blogs that I want to continue with, and I have subscribed to those who gave a subscription option.
I will continue to read those blogs I've subscribed to. I will occasionally check into the Author Blog Challenge Facebook page. I may "see" some of you at the Ultimate Blog Challenge (which I will probably join since I'm blogging every day anyway.)
In other words - I am going to be one of those who scatters. Scatters, and regroups. I don't know if I will participate in the next challenge in December but I have a lot of thinking to do and a lot of learning to absorb. Depending on the path I want to take, I may or may not take this challenge again in December.
Thank you for the opportunity to take this challenge. I've enjoyed meeting you all.