Can you believe it? It's the last day of October! That means blogtober is over. This is officially the last post of blogtober. It's been a marathon. Really. You won't believe the amount of grit, coordination, stamina, and commitment it takes to do something like this. Although I'm glad that it's over, because I get to rest now, I'm also going to miss it because it was a wonderful learning experience. Here are 3 things I learnt from blogtober.
1. Anything is possible with proper planning
At first, I thought I wasn't going to be able to make it through blogtober, but here I am! I made it. And proper planning was key. Brainstorming down ideas, arranging them to fit certain themes and to go out in a specific order, and scheduling blog posts... Not to mention keeping up with hectic social media schedules for promotion and the occasional head-banging on the wall (figuratively) because the internet was trifling. Oh, the highs and lows of working in the digital space. Thankfully, I had this trusty blogger's guide to getting shit done that helped me stay productive and conquer blogtober.
2. You should write even when you have writer's block
Turns out, the most efficient way to get rid of writer's block is... to keep writing! Who knew? Not me. I would often go for ages without writing because I had writer's block and I'd try everything to get rid of it. Everything but writing because that seemed counter-intuitive. Well, in doing blogtober, I've learnt that that is what I should have been doing all along.
"You can't think yourself out of a writer's block;
3. You can make great connections via social media
I'd not been as active on social media as I've been during blogtober because I did not know the true value of social media. I always though that the marketing bit of social media was beyond someone like me. Well, it turns out, you just need to know your audience and get your feed in order and people will come to you. I have met people like Filipina actress Heart Evangelista through the power of social media, a power I hadn't personally discovered before doing blogtober. I've met an amazing group of bloggers who've taught me so much about blogging. I've also made great friends, and contributed to discussions on a national platform such as the issue of legalization of marijuana and the issue of mental health in Kenya. Social media. Granted, social media does have it's bad sides, but, when used positively, it can lead to great results.
So, I guess that's it! It's over. Goodbye, blogtober.
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