Thursday, March 07, 2013
Well, this is my last blog for this week's LTGL challenge. There have been times when I've found HAVING to write a blog and HAVING to read at least 5 others on a daily basis a little overwhelming. I know some other challenge members have found it burdensome and a "duty". But when I think about it I don't really like someone telling me I HAVE to do it, whether it's read a particular book, hang out the washing a specific way (my mother's trick), clean the floors or stop talking!! In all these things it's ok if the impetus to do it comes from me. But if it doesn't there's always a little bit of residual resentment lurking there in my conscious mind
In the case of blog writing and reading all that pig-headed resistance (which is a family trait) pales into insignificance when I think of the enjoyment I've had from this week's activity. Reading others' ideas and about their progress has really helped me to get to know team members better. Add to this the on-going benefits I have from the blogs I have written: I've been forced to re-evaluate my daily habits and to put successful habits back in place. And blogs might have seemed a lot to me when it came to writing each one but what else would have kept my mind so closely engaged on monitoring what I was doing FOR A WHOLE WEEK? I've written about habits before but I think the good ones I adopted quickly lapsed because of a lack of follow-up. People's comments on my blogs have not allowed that to happen this time as the feedback has reinforced my intention to keep to my new behaviours.
So thank you all those who wrote blogs for me to read, and those who provided me with comments.
Will I be blogging daily from now on? Probably not. But I might do it in future if I want to implant some habit or idea firmly in my brain- sort of like a Bleak (Blogging Streak).
Blogs have been recognised for a long time in the business/marketing world as an effective form of communication but for the private individual they do have their uses and benefits: read about them here.