As a brand new blogger - this was one hell of a great learning experience. I read about it and signed up on March 31st too! What I learned is :
That I don't like list posts - I replaced one and posted another, but it felt contrived and not me. Greater thought needs to be given in selecting the subject of my posts - they need to contain substance, opinion, be relevant to the lives of strangers. Knowing who I am and what my blog is about is probably more important than I thought.
That the discipline of writing daily was a good one - one I want to continue with. I found having some form of structure or prompt to be terrifically helpful and I'm going to seek out more because I seriously need the practice.
That I really enjoyed writing. That I want to do more. That there is so much for me to learn, so many skills for me to develop and I'd better get a move on.
That I've loved "meeting" new people and reading a huge multiplicity of blogs. I've gained genuine pleasure reading blogs where I got to know about people and their lives, but especially those which were: educational and informative; contained writing - be it flash fiction or other limited word writing, it was the writing craft on display; where reflection and examination of self formed part of the overall tale.
My very particular thanks to Trista of All But the Kitchen Sink who so kindly agreed to guest post on my professional coaching website: Fear of Failure
I've no idea if I'll be back next year - but I certainly hope so ...
The Old Shelter
Iain Kelly Writing
Bit 2 Read
A Back of the Envelope Calculation
No Love for Fatties
What are They
Petrichor and Clouds