I did it! I completed the challenge as of today. 30 posts in 30 days!
Honestly, I had been posting every day for a little while before the challenge started, but this made it official. It also made me feel like a part of something and really held me accountable. There were a few days I was really exhausted, and didn’t even want to turn on my computer, but I pushed ahead. I’m really proud that I completed the #30DayWriter Challenge.
So, what was the #30DayWriter challenge all about?
A fellow blogger started the challenge because she had just started a new blog. She wanted to motivate herself and others to get writing and fill their blogs with great content. She started a group on Facebook, which I joined, and everyone shared their blogs or their struggles with posts. Not everyone was able to write everyday because sometimes life just gets in the way…and that’s OK too.
In celebration of finishing, I wanted to share my Top Ten Posts from the last 30 (as determined by you, my readers.) If you’d like to read (or reread) any of the posts, you can click on the link or the picture.
Here we go:
#1 Recovering from trauma, but still experiencing triggers
This post was really personal for me, and I’m so glad so many of you read it and shared it with others who may need help.
Again, another personal post with some things that may help others coming home with a premature baby.
#3 Road Trip Part 3 – Sheboygan, WI
The third installment of our summer road trip. I’m glad you had as much fun reading as we did traveling!
I could pick just one! Every Monday, I’m so honored and happy you come back and read these amazing stories. These little babies are the most courageous people, and I’m so glad I can spread a little awareness about Premature Birth.
A look inside a MOMs Club and a look back at my first meeting.
Instead of talking about the twins and their pregnancy, I spent some time discussing my first-born. I’m glad you want to get to know him too.
#8 How to Meet and Make “Mommy” Friends
Making new friends is hard sometimes. Luckily, there’s a lot of resources out there!
#9 11 Things You didn’t know about Me
As part of another blogging challenge, I shared 11 fun facts with you.
This was the first post in my new series dedicated to my oldest son. Thank you for reading each Friday.
If you haven’t had a chance to read any of the posts above, I hope you will. I really appreciate all the support you all show me, and I can’t wait to keep writing.
Do you like reading new posts every day? Is it too much? Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
Congratulations Shann! That’s a big accomplishment. I can’t say I have ever posted 30 days in a row! Maybe I should try! (once the kids are in school again!!!)
Thanks Alexa! And welcome back! Can’t wait to catch up with you. 🙂
Woo hoo! Congratulations! I’ve really enjoyed following along with you on your journey!
Thank you so much Tiffany! You’re such a great support 🙂
Patrice M Foster says
Love to read your blog and how you engage the readers ….Congrats on 30 day writer keep it up.
Thank you so much Patrice!
Nichole Miller says
I love daily posts. I personally have that goal to and 99% of the time have achieved this. I really enjoy the creative freedom it gives me. I also think it gives your readers something new to start their day with or gives them something to check out while they have a break in their day. Just my two cents 🙂
Thank you for your input, Nichole. I really appreciate it, and feel the same 🙂
Heather @ Designed to Thrive says
Impressive! I just started getting back into blogging and am trying to do 3 posts a week and it’s a challenge! Congratulations on reaching your goal – that had to be tough with 3 little boys running around! 🙂
Yes…30 posts and very little sleep 🙂
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
Congrats on 30 days! I read a good number of those posts 🙂 I don’t know if I could do 30 days straight – I usually take the weekends off 😉
Jen Bellinski says
Congratulations! The 30 day writing challenge sounds like a great idea to hold yourself accountable.
Jason Young says
As a fellow blogger and parent I salute you…not easy.
Sara Strand says
Lets also talk about how great you look, as well! 🙂 I’m happy if I get 3 posts a week out right now!
Awe. Thank you Sara. You’re too sweet. 🙂
Congratulations!! My hat off to you! This challenge must have taken so much commitment and dedication. Very proud of you. 🙂
Thank you Heather 🙂
30 Day writing challenge is such a good idea, I am not sure how it will work with my food blog though… I read your post how to find mommy friend s and I enjoyed it
Thank you so much! 🙂
I hope to accomplish this next month. Every now and then I keep trying 🙂 It’s HARD to write/post every day!
It is Hard!
Congratulations! What a tough goal and so impressive that you accomplished it! Serious props to you. Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much!
Ashley (@asilvertwig) says
Congrats! That’s a big accomplishment. I have to take at least 2 – 3 days off every week just for a mental break. 30 days straight is tough. Way to go!
Great job! Congrats! It takes a lot of work to write everyday for 30 days in a row.
Congratulations on the 30 day challenge. That’s a big accomplishment. I struggle with my 3 days, and sometimes 4. Are you going to continue writing daily?
If people keep reading, I will keep writing. 🙂
This is amazing!!! I feel like I would burn out on something like this but you finished up strong. Good job!!
I like reading new post everyday. I wish I had the drive and motivation to create a new post for 30 days. Congratulations on your achievement.
Thank you so much for your feedback.
Nicole Lutzy says
What lovely photo’s. I like this challenge, definitely one to look back on for encouragement! Cannot wait to read more about it!
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
This is great. Congratulations!
Congratulations! Posting every day for 30 days is a big accomplishment!
That’s so awesome that you posted for 30 days straight! Congrats! I would love to do that one time, but have yet to find the time.
Yes, it was definitely a challenge 🙂
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
WAY TO GO!!! So proud of you!
Thank you so much Cynthia! 🙂
Mia Sutton says
You’re a rock star! Congrats, Shann! 🙂
Awe. Thanks Mia!
Hiba Boutari says
Thank you for sharing your life and helping others, and I really like the way you write; so friendly and welcoming. Bless your boys they are handsome little guys!
Thank you so much!
Claudette Esterine says
Congratulations! I too write everyday and it is not an easy feat!
Chelsie Carr says
I LOVE your post on PTSD and how it’s not just limited to soldiers. As a pediatric cancer survivor, I suffer from severe PTSD from some of the life threatening experiences I had from treatment and a lot of people don’t realize that it’s a legit illness that happens to others as well. Thanks for raising awareness on this very important issue!
Thank you so much! I’m sorry you’ve had to go through it too. Any way that I can bring awareness really makes me happy, so thank you.
Congras on being a 30 day writer. I have thought about it doing but I know I am limited by time.
Way to go you, that was a huge challenge. I love the idea of being held accountable, although life does tend to get in the way sometimes. I don’t think my blog lends itself to writing everyday, thankfully.
The Pink Caboodle says
Wow Congrats! I was thinking of trying something like this…don’t know if I have it in me lol
It was tough, but worth it 🙂
I’ll say it again, I think it is exceptional you did this!!! It must feel so good but you must be exhausted too. Congrats on a job well done!!! Love your micro preemie Mondays and bringing your preemie home. They are such informative, valuable posts!
Thank you so much Alana. I really appreciate that and your support. 🙂
Elizabeth O. says
Congratulations for doing a great job. I’d like to try something like this.
You should. Thank you!
You did a great job! Writing everyday for thirty days is a big accomplishment.The preemie articles are the best.
Wow, Congratulations! that is not easy. I average 4-5 posts a week right now, and that pushes my limits.
Liz Mays says
This is such a cool challenge. Great job on all of those posts! I don’t know if I could do it.
Wow that’s a great accomplishment! Very impressive. Great post on PTSD I can see why you put it in this list.
Thank you so much!
Chanel Marie says
That is one great feat Shann! Writing something everyday is not easy and I congratulate you for making it through the challenge. ^_^
Thank you so much!
This is a huge task to complete – great job!!!
Brittany Bergman says
That is a HUGE accomplishment! And it looks like you put out really thoughtful posts and not just random things each day. Well done!!
Thank you so much!
Tricia Leigh Artim says
Yay!! You did it!! Congratulations!! This was a huge accomplishment,and I hope you feel proud! 😀
Neely (@Neelykins) says
Thats awesome! I think its something I would want to do in the future