UBC Day 2 : Why I Love Participating in Blog Challenges

Ten Reasons : Why I Love Blog Challenges

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This is my 6th daily blogging challenge. While I did the first 3 in isolation, the last 2 were done in a group. The experience of the last 2 everyday blogging challenges has left quite an impression on me. So, here are the reasons why I love taking up blogging challenges…

  1. Camaraderie : I guess, this is the foremost reason for doing blog challenges now. I simply love and enjoy the camaraderie of these virtual community events. The support from fellow bloggers and fun of flocking at each other’s blog is simply amazing.
  2. Active grey cells : Thinking about a new blog post everyday keeps the grey cells active… very active! Everything I look at, is from a blogging perspective, during these challenges. Also, these challenges certainly push me to think out of the box.
  3. Keeps me motivated : With a fabulous group of fellow bloggers to support and cheer you, who wouldn’t be motivated and excited to read and write everyday!!
  4. A good daily habit : “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us”, said John Dryden. Doing something every day is such a powerful way to form a habit and nothing is more satisfying and enriching than developing a daily habit of reading and writing!
  5. Develop a new network : I discovered a new set of bloggers during the A to Z Challenge and some more during the FMS May Photo Challenge. It is interesting to discover new styles, new perspectives and newer like minded virtual friends.
  6. A learning experience : Everyday one learns something new. A new outlook to an issue, some new blogging techniques, a different presentation, some interesting interactions… During the A to Z Challenge, I was amazed that a blogger (Bhavya) wrote a story from A to Z, while another kept the readers busy by getting them to crack codes and puzzles….
  7. A positive and much needed bonus : Yes, everyday writing has some positive effect on the overall writing style, or so I like to believe. 😉 Also it gives me some more clarity of thought and helps crystallize the random thoughts better.
  8. Crazy fun : Brainstorming over the phone or chatting on Whatsapp or discussing in a forum, interacting on the blogs is some crazy fun which I simply love.
  9. Challenging self : Martin Luther King Jr said, the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge … and I agree with him. Only after we accept the challenges, we can feel the exhilaration of achievement and success.
  10. There’s something more… : The month long of blogging gives you some big and small, shiny and creative badges to display proudly on the blog. 😉

Do these reasons excite you to take up a blogging challenge next time?

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39 thoughts on “UBC Day 2 : Why I Love Participating in Blog Challenges

  1. So many reasons, so many temptations:) But I’m holding strong. Not because of will power, but because, I have such a busy schedule this month, that o am better off not participating:)

    But I agree with DI, give me weekly challenges, and I will happily participate 🙂

    • I know, daily blogging is tough when you have busy schedule. There are people with suicidal tendencies who take up such challenges despite that. I am in train right now… off to Agra 😉
      There are weekly challenges that you may take up too. 🙂

  2. You really are on a roll Shilpa after your post yesterday on the jitters, I thought you might do such a post today being tuesday 😀 and I see my guess was correct 🙂
    I admire your courage, taking up one challenge after another 🙂 Maybe someday I’ll find enough inspiration to jump in the fray, till then I’ll enjoy reading delightful posts 🙂
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  3. Shilpa, I n-must say hat youare very brave. You accept a chaalenge and come out victorious. Your grit and determination is appreciable. May God give you the strength to undertake greater challenges !!

  4. Oh I loved blogging A-Z! I did it in combo with Camp NaNoWriMo and blogged a murder mystery. I didn’t get a lot of visits but I had a cool story by the time I was done. Love your reasons and I agree. If you are a writer and want a weekly one there is Weekend Writing Warriors where you post 8 sentences of your WIP or finished book.

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  5. when i read ur A-Z and photo challenges..i wondered if I would be able to do so myself… and secretly wanted to be a part of it myself…and then i fooled around with excuses convincing myself that i couldn’t! well not this time around though!! i haven’t been writing as much as i wished, and this challenge being a daily habit, like u said, will get me right back on track!
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  6. Absolutely, I agree to all the reasons you mentioned here, and that is exactly why I took up this new one.
    And thank you sooo much for linking up with me Shilpa. I am happy that my first attempt at a writing challenge was a memorable one. 🙂
    Bhavya recently posted…Story Of The HandwritingMy Profile

  7. I think all these are valid points. I wish I didn’t have such a hectic life and could somehow take part in these challenges. I was so tempted seeing you folks do the photo challenge. Want to do this daily blogging atleast for one month sometime in the future.
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  9. Shilpa you are a sport!. all the points are valid and tempts me to join.. But now I am not finding time to post even once a month 🙁 Actually I had convinced myself to join July photo a day challenge, to keep my blog alive, but couldn’t even start 🙁

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