Monday, May 7, 2012
About other's blogs and themes. I found all kinds of interesting themes. I know the themes we chose reflect our interests but not necessarily the style the blog usually follows, hence I don't think I got to know much about other blogs, but I did get to find many other bloggers who share similar interests with me, or that I liked, or whose themes were just too good for me not to follow. That is another area where I think The Challenge is very successful, in helping us connect with others, helping us make new friends.
The not so successful aspects? Well, I found out that on day I visited many blogs I got in return many comments and visits, but if for some reason I could only visit a few, then the visits and comments for my own would suffer greatly. This means the influx of people comes mainly as a courteous response to those who visit your place, but not so much because we're following the rules. In the A to Z blog it's clearly stated that we are to start from the position our blog is and continue towards the end of the list in order. I did this besides paying back a visit to the ones commenting on my blog, and if others would've done the same, the influx of people visiting my blog would have been more or less constant throughout The Challenge. All is well, though, I know not everyone will follow the rules and that's just the nature of such a big event.
The amount of followers for my blog did increase but only time will tell if the number of constant visitors and commentaries increases as well.
All in all I'd say the challenge was a big success for me. Would I do it again? Mmm... I don't know. Ask me again next year. ;)
As a special note I want to say thank you to Chris Fries for all his support, for teaching me so many things about our trade, and for his friendship, which I hope will last for many challenges more. He, very kindly, nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award, which I could not accept since the rules state that you cannot be awarded it twice. But it is an honor that he had my blog in mind. Believe me when I say if you don't visit Chris' blog, you're missing something.
Good luck to all, an official welcome to all those new faces on the sidebar, and let's keep having fun!