As the curtain falls on the Ultimate Blogging Challenge today, July 31st 2013, those of us who have worked hard, spent sleepless nights blogging, reading and networking with fellow bloggers, Â who have sneaked in to read each othersâ€™ posts during office hours, those who shelved their books because they had loads of blogs to read, can take a breather. It is now time to sit back and read those books that may have gathered dust over the last 31 days. 31 days! We blogged continuously for so long!
We had loads of different people joining in during the challenge. While Richa wrote a whole story about Radha and her relationships, Shail blogged even in the midst of all her travelling. For Shilpa, it was the sixth (gulp!) daily blogging challenge, for me, it was the second. I tried a different approach from my Asha Milan Story from April this year and came up with different posts for each day, anecdotes, book reviews and a Haiku too! To do all this and to write continuously, WriteTribe, IndiBlogger and BlogAdda helped with all their regular prompts and contests.
Corinne deserves a special mention for hosting us over at WriteTribe and we practically had a link party over there, meeting bloggers from different states and countries too, every single day in July. During this entire journey, I had the privilege of knowing and befriending some wonderful bloggers like Dee, SuKu, Pixie, Kathy, Smita, Sugandha, Tarang, Kalpana, and the LittlePrincess. Dear friends Vidya, Kajal, Cynthia, Sreedev were a big support during this entire journey. What moved my heart though, were some people close to my heart who religiously read every post, left a bit of love in the form of their comments on the posts! That is love. Thank you Meena, Sheethal 🙂
Did you take part in the UBC? How was the journey for you? What did you learn? I would love to hear from you.
What plans for August you ask? TribeWhispers is going live in August and a few friendly bloggers are all writing one story. Yes, you read that right. In bits and pieces we write one whole story! Okay, since the numbers were too many, we decided to split into two teams and so, two stories!! 😀
Meanwhile, I went and nominated myself for the IndiBlogger Awards and had resolved not to ask for any votes from anyone. Imagine my surprise when dear Corinne, Afshan and Dhiren put in kind words for me! 🙂 To read what they wrote for Ishithaa, click on the picture below.