Sunday, November 20, 2011

ON BLOGGING ~ Amy Wins!!!


Well, my week off from writing blog posts and visiting yours instead was indeed a challenge. The break away from writing made me full of ideas to use for future posts. Why is it that when we need to write something, nothing comes, and when we need to not write, our thoughts become full of writing ideas?

I was spotty in my attempt to reclaim that reader however. I did get to stop by and visit with some of you - reading through a month's worth of posts and catching up on your hopes, dreams and daily dishes. I haven't yet gotten to the rest of you. I will try to do more of that this week and get back into my regular blog hopping routine.

The Reclaim Your Reader event showed me that the other half of blogging, the visiting half, requires dedication and I admire all of you who never waver in your support. I aim to be better soon and have learned a bit more about the approach I need to take to make it happen.

As for the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card, I did a very unscientific and low-tech drawing - I ripped up numbered squares of paper, shuffled them around in a hat and drew one out. The winner is Amy of The House of Seven Tails. Sounds like she could really use the card right about now too so I am very pleased she turned out to be the winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated at any level - hopefully future events will bring more attention to the visiting side of life in the blogosphere :0)

7 comments:

Lin said...

I kept posting because for once, I had some material!! But I made a real effort to get through my blogroll nearly every day!! It was quite the feat and I don't know how some of these bloggers do it regularly!!

Yea for Amy!!

Margot said...

I'm glad your challenge worked well for you and all those who took the week off from writing. I wish I knew how the brain works so I could use it to my advantage. Just when you need to come up with ideas you can't and then just the opposite happens when you're not trying. It sounds like a fun experiment.

Vasilly said...

Glad to hear your week went so well. I didn't take the week off which is probably why I'm out of ideas. ;-)

stacybuckeye said...

Yay for Amy and your Reader! Over the past 4 months I have drastically cut the blogs I follow and it is now at a managaeable number. That means I'm never more than 2 weeks behind, LOL.

Erika said...

Congratulations to Amy! I made it 4 of 5 days, but I just couldn't let Feel the Force Friday go by unaddressed.

Kaye said...

Good for you, Molly! Congrats to Amy on the win.

Kathleen said...

I missed participating in this challenge formally but did it informally while I was on my business trip. I'm much better at commenting than I am at doing my own posts. Maybe I need to reverse this challenge and do a Claim Your Writer? Ha!