One hundred and twenty one days ago, throngs of bloggers joined the Daily Post Challenge eager to commit to write daily/weekly/ or as often as possible. It was an exciting beginning, and most of us were determined to barrel our way through the challenge and see if we could find enough to say, share, and read. Along the way, we made friends, lost a few blogger friends, had days that glowed, and days that made us glower. Through it all, the best lesson has been that our collective joy has not been diminished by our shared effort to support each other, to write when/what we deem best, or to take a rest when needed. What about your lesson?
Our candles, which were lit from the first WordPress Daily Post candle of encouragement, continue to glow and grow. I say hurray/thank you to our blogging community and to all my blogging friends, new and not so new, for adding to my blogging happiness.
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” Epictetus
Back in the early days of the challenge, I wondered and worried about what to write. As time went by, I focused on simply doing the best I could and used either the assigned prompts, my own ideas or ideas from others/events around me. Like the many different candles above, we’ve all contributed our myriad voices and blog posts to the process, thus, helping each other grow and learn. The discipline of writing a daily post has been both deeply challenging and rewarding… and we are all richer for our efforts; be it daily, weekly or periodically. Which have you done?
According to a recent post by Erica Johnson, co-coordinator with Scott Berkum, on our accomplishments to date, we have completed 33% of the challenge and we now have 243 days till January 1, 2012. I can’t believe we’ve come this far, yet I am thrilled that the journey, while difficult, has opened the door for us to meet tons of WP bloggers and make some long lasting friends… I want to thank all of you individually and maybe one day we will have a gathering. For now, we can say hello/kudos and continue to light each others candles with our blog support via, likes, comments, and more… And you?