- Blogtober Came Early | Day 1/30
- My Dream Life is Complicated | Day 2/30
- Making the Case for Free Work? | Day 3/30
- Deciding to Be Better at Something | Day 4/30
- The Business of Podcast Networks in Africa | Day 5/30
- Why I Started Blogging | Day 6/30
- What’s on My Phone? | Day 7/30
- The Cautionary Tale of Modern Technology | Day 8/30
- My talk to Teens on Blogging would go something like this | Day 9/30
- On the Spectrum of Transparency and Accountability | Day 10/30
- Letter from ‘Home’ | Day 11/30
- The Africa You Never Read About | Day 12/30
- The Perks and Perils of Blogging in Africa | Day 13/30
- Reading Roundup: Interact with my 5 African Inspirations | Day 14/30
- Dear AU, are you doing enough to fulfill your mandate? | Day 15/30
- Effecting Reconciliation after Parental Estrangement | Day 16/30
- Why Kenya is your Leisure and Business Travel Destination | Day 17/30
- The Diverse, Unique and Peculiar Kenyan Culture | Day 18/30
- 10 African Traditions and Cultures that should be abolished | Day 19/30
- 5 Books You Should Read in 2019 | Day 20/30
- Reading Roundup: On the Contrary… | Day 21/30
- Spreading Mental Health Awareness to Households | Day 22/30
- 9 Lesser-Known Facts about Kenya | Day 23/30
- We Can Coexist Peacefully in Sexual and Racial Diversity | Day 24/30
- 7 Ways to Absorb and Retain Podcast Knowledge | Day 25/30
- A Family Story in Pictures | Day 26/30
- 11 Lessons from the Blog Challenge | Day 27/30
- To the Blogger who Inspired me without Knowing | Day 28/30
- To the Reader who came across my words | Day 29/30
- Mailed to Winter ABC Creators and Organizers | Day 30/30
30 days ago, I made a conscious decision to commit to a challenge I did not imagine would make me feel this proud of myself as I click on ‘Older Posts.’ I wanted to see if I still got it, you know. To appease the gods of consistency.
Little did I know, I had to pull in extra shifts to get it done.
Yes, it was a trap.
We all need a trap when we are in limbo and struggling to come out of a creative funk. A trap we all need to cover the echo chambers of our blogs with stories untold. A trap we all need to amplify the emerging voices within us. A trap we all need, period.
All this is made possible by you.
I’m not privy to the targets you had set for yourself, but this was a huge success from where I sit. To get even one person to commit to your own terms and follow the prompts every waking day is no mean feat. Congratulations!
Blogtober and Blogmas have been around (none of which I’ve taken part in), but I highly doubt anyone follows prompts during the challenge. The more reason I give huge props to the participants for pulling this off.
My only proposal for the next challenge (see you next June?) is to spread out the topics as much as possible. Sometimes the topic ideas felt redundant.
I speak for everyone when I say day 10 was out to finish our resolve. Save for the few who buckled up and published something. Good for the challenge, but a deal-breaker for the overstretched mind.
Thank you for challenging us to write better than we had started.
Thank you for the prompts that sparked ideas beyond our imagination.
Thank you for always sharing our work with the larger audience.
Thank you for overseeing my personal bests.
Thank you for creating such an amazing platform for bloggers in Africa.
I will definitely see you around.
This is just the beginning.