If you’re reading this, then it means I fought my writers block and I’ve finally kickstarted the July consistency challenge hosted by Mattie James. What this means is that I would publish a blog post every day of the week for the rest of July. Yaaay, definitely deserves some celebration yeah?
When I started blogging 5years ago, it started out as a hobby and also a place to share my life experiences, things that brought me peace & happiness and my blog was just perfect for that. It was also a place that became an extension of myself which I was too scared to live out loud so I hid myself in words.
GET THE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT OF YOUR DREAMS!When taking pictures, it’s important to think of the overall effect you’re trying to achieve with your page and try to insert color gradients or elements that ties your pictures together. https://meedahsoulfood.com/2020/04/16/instagram-account-of-your-dreams/
Now here’s the thing, I heard about the consistency challenge on Friday 3rd and I was already super pumped and ready to dive in because it was exactly the push I needed.
I mean, publishing a post per day? It didn’t even seem impossible at all. Of course challenging but I saw it as a sign to finally get back on the blogging groove as I’ve missed sharing on this space so much.
I think it also helped that the consistency challenge was a win win situation. If I didn’t win the challenge, I’d have 20 content up on my blog for the month of July and that is some elite stuff. On the other side, If I did win this challenge, I will have $1000 cash which is more than enough motivation for me. The thought of investing that money right back into my content is definitely a great push.
Now, those were the first thoughts that came to mind but having thought about it for two more days, I figured why this challenge meant so much to me and here’s why I’ve joined the challenge.
Blogging is home:
Writing my heart out used to give me so much peace and fulfillment that I now need badly. Long before I got married and had a child, this was my favorite place to be and it does feel like a very original part of me that I’ve let go. Even though difficult to admit, parenting didn’t really take this away for me and that’s why I’m here but I had limited myself thinking I couldn’t do both when I very well could.
The only reason I had stopped being consistent with blogging was because of the limitations I had placed on myself which I’m ready to dismantle. This challenge is a way to prove to myself that I can do this and be great at it. If I did it before, I can do it over and over again.
If you follow me on instagram you probably already know how I’ve grown tremendously in the past 5years that I no longer see being a content creator an hobby but a career and myself, a brand. The consistency challenge really feels like a great way to start growing my blog to be at par or even better than my socials.
I’m hoping at the end of this challenge, I get more clarity on what blogging has become for me and also tremendously grow my brand with great content.
I really do hope you stick with me till the end of July and more as I put in conscious effort to create more amazing content.
So, see you tomorrow?