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A Blogging Challenge and the lessons learned

Last week I participated in the Festival Of Words hosted by Write Tribe. It was a week long blogging challenge where we blogged daily on the given prompts for each day. I signed up my other blog, Void Thoughts, and to my surprise, I pushed my limits and completed the challenge. There was so much going on at home with the shift to the new apartment right when the FOW started, and with Kanna’s school reopen after the summer holidays on Monday, and with a ten-month-old who has learned to walk which translates to running into walls and tables.

Plus, after the move, I have been officiated as the driver of the house. I go back and forth dropping and picking up my husband and kid three times through the day, every day. To say that I am busy is sugar-coating it. But we are making it work. I hope after the initial few weeks I will get the hang of it and that it won’t wear me off as the last week.

Pushing myself to do everything and the blogging challenge, made me realize one thing. I can do it. The tasks might be hard, might even seem like impossible to achieve. But with dedication and determination, every impossible walk can be walked and conquered. When I published the last day’s post for the challenge, I was so thrilled and felt so happy as I haven’t felt in a while.

It made me realize another important lesson. It doesn’t matter what others think about me. But it matters what I think about myself. It matters a lot more than I can comprehend. Because, as I finished the task, my respect for myself grew. And I learned that I need to do stuff which makes me, my time, and my life, worth in my eyes.

It made me realize that I am a hard worker and I need to continue doing so, else I will drive myself crazy someday (or has it already been done).

It made me realize that I can do more, and that is what exactly I should be doing.

Now it’s time to get to work, to act and to achieve.

Have you had any similar learning experiences recently? Care to share with me?


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15 thoughts on “A Blogging Challenge and the lessons learned”

  1. BellyBytes says:

    I am convinced that we all have it in us to rise to the challenge. It is overwhelming to do everything and driving up and down is really very tiring but I am sure that you will eventually achieve your goals ….

  2. Travelcraft Journal (@TravelcraftJrnl) says:

    That lesson about not caring what others think about you is one I have to re-learn over and over.

  3. Obsessivemom says:

    Congratulations on completing the challenge. We really are more capable of what we think only if we push ourselves that much more. Way to go Vinitha.

  4. mackenzieglanville says:

    It is so wonderful when we achieve something that we worked hard at, congratulations! #MondayMusings

  5. Lata Sunil says:

    Vinitha, you have put my thoughts into words. I was in a similar soup. But, I really pushed myself this time. I used to write the post of the day in the morning itself. I was bogged down by people who had scheduled in advance. But, I wrote and this time I am proud of my writing. And the happiness is a 100 times over, not to mention confidence levels.
    You did a great job with the posts too. Get back to the writing Vinitha.

    1. Vinitha says:

      Yes, Lata, we were in the same boat. It was hectic, yet, we did it. I followed Indian time and posted the previous day night my time and was able to stick to that schedule the whole week, which taught me that I should write a day ahead of when I want to publish in the future too. This week I am taking it slow, don’t want the husband and kids to feel overlooked. πŸ˜‰ Glad to be a part of this challenge. We did it. πŸ™‚

  6. Roshan Radhakrishnan says:

    I was in a writing slump before the festival of words began. And the one thing I realized was the value of prompts. They help give you a sense of direction… Without it, I was clueless on what to write about.

  7. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    It’s amazing how we find resources deep within them, when we need them! Well done, Vinitha. So glad you were a part of the Festival of Words.

  8. Esha says:

    So glad you participated in the FOW, Vinitha in spite of the odds that plagued you while it was on. It sounds a bit like my mind own story as I almost quit on Day 5, but thankfully, better sense prevailed. Am still reading the posts… not done with it as yet! Well, I know you have got plenty on your plate but still hope to see you back to regular blogging very soon!!

  9. Soumya Prasad says:

    Now it’s time to get to work, to act and to achieve. – This has been my motto for life.

    Congratulations on completing the challenge, Vinitha. We only how how strong we are when that is the only option left πŸ™‚

    1. Vinitha says:

      That’s a great motto to live by, Soumya. Yes, pushing ourselves to accomplish more isn’t easy, but once we do that it’s an amazing feeling. Thanks, Soumya.

  10. Rajlakshmi says:

    Loved your thoughtful message πŸ˜€ the moment we realize our self worth is the moment of great happiness. It keeps us inspired and motivated. πŸ˜€

  11. mitadaur says:

    Nice post Vinitha. Yes, challenges do increase our energy levels. I recently did a similar AtoZ challenge of writing 26 short stories in 7 days. I have blogged about it here :

    http://rajawrites.com/index.php/2017/06/08/announcing-2-new-ebooks/

  12. Rachna says:

    Congratulations on completing the challenge. You know when you said that you don’t care much about what others think of you but care more about what you think of yourself, it completely resonated with me. You have a lot on your plate, and I guess writing provides a good vent for you.

  13. Shailaja V says:

    THis is wonderful to read πŸ™‚ Always a joy when people blog and more so when it makes them feel good about themselves. Ultimately, that’s what matters. Super proud of you. Go, girl!

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