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Note 366 – Happy 1st Blogiversary…Writing challenge complete!

I’ve made it to 366 days!  Today is the final day of my Writing challenge and thanks to the leap year, I have an extra day to fill!  I’ve been planning my final few posts for a week or so now and whilst preparing Note 357 – The approach to taking time off from your daily blog, … Continue reading

Note 361 – Writing challenge horizon in sight (5 days to go…)

I would be lying if I said that this writing challenge has been easy; in fact it’s been harder these last few weeks than it has been all year. With 5 days to go, I feel like I’ve been on a very long flight and now I’m starting my descent into a new and exciting … Continue reading

Note 356 – Have I met my writing challenge? 10 days to go…

The 10 day countdown will begin at midnight tonight (UK time). Today felt like a good day to look back at the very first post on 30 April 2011 (the day before the challenge began) and record my thoughts against what I set out to achieve. I’ve taken a few quotes from the original post: … Continue reading

Note 354 – Converting time and words into money

I have worked out that by the time My Writing Challenge is over, I would have spent approximately 663 hours researching, writing, editing and perfecting posts (and that’s not including all the other writing projects that I have). The way I worked it out is that each post has taken anything from half an hour to three hours from start … Continue reading

Note 346 – Reviewing writing challenges and goals

Imagine this – you are in the middle of a challenge that you set yourself and you can’t break free for fear of failing, or letting others down. Failing what? Letting who down? If you set the goal, you can change the following things about it: Where the new goal post is e.g. change it … Continue reading

Note 336 – The 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of daily blogging

11 months down, 1 to go! With just 30 days to go on my 366 day Writing Challenge, I am pleased to say that it’s been an enjoyable experience, but also very time-consuming. Blogging every day (in addition to a day job) without a break can be exhausting some days and it’s not something I’m … Continue reading

Note 316 – Fifty days to go…what’s kept me going

It only seemed like the other day when I mentioned that I had 100 days to go until my writing challenge ends. Now I’m starting the 50 day countdown; after today there will be 50 more posts and then who knows! eBooks, more posts, new challenge – the world is my oyster (wonder where that … Continue reading

Note 300 – Most popular posts since My Writing Challenge began

Getting to note 300 and having almost 8000 hits on this blog in nearly 10 months feels a bit special, so I thought I would recap on the most popular posts as well as some of my personal favourites. Top Posts I’ve just discovered that if you go to Top Posts and Pages on your … Continue reading

Note 289 – My Writing Challenge Progress

If you’ve read the very first post of this blog, you will know that I was peeling potatoes when the idea popped into my head to create it.  This was the beginning of my writing challenge ‘to learn a new writing tip each day for a year and blog about it to teach others’.  I knew it would be hard work, but … Continue reading

Note 272 – My Writing Challenge: 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading

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