Day 8 of my 40 day challenge and I thought I’d check in and have a little think about the project so far.
I do this from bed as I left work early feeling terrible; I think I have the bug my daughter had on the weekend.
Looking at the challenge so far, it would be fair to say that I started it blind. I knew I wanted to do something productive but hadn’t given it much more thought than that.
I’d had a bit of success (for me) with the blog I wrote the day before I started (Brave) and was very optimistic. Then the stats crashed and ironically my post on Self Esteem was one of he least read. This really challenged me. Why am I doing this, is it for my own ego, does it really matter if people have read, shared, retweeted etc what I’ve written? It doesn’t.
Then something absolutely lovely happened. My wife asked to contribute something really personal (6th March). A friend shared it on Facebook. The stats boomed! It’s still getting more hits on it as we speak.
And conversations are happening about the blog, people are talking about their own experiences, and sometimes I am privileged enough to be able to see the threads.
And now a number of others have come forward, also wishing to contribute and share their own very personal stories.
I am so thrilled about this. Some are speaking about things publically for the first time which I find amazing and so humbling.
So if I could ask you a favour, it would be to keep an eye out for these guest blogs. When you see them, please comment, share and encourage both the writer and the other readers who may well be relating to what’s been shared.
So I’m sitting in bed, feeling physically terrible, but emotionally really content, as something wonderful is beginning to happen with this blog.
Thank you to everyone who has followed this to date, or who has contributed. I’m really excited to see what happens next.