Boy, oh boy! Time passes so quickly when you are busy, as people say. However, I have never experienced or heard that time passes quickly when one is participating in a challenge. But that’s exactly what happened with 2015 October Platform Challenge organized by Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor of Writer’s Digest Writing Community.
I must give this one to Mr. Brewer. He made it easy for us by giving instructions and providing resources. Though many a times I found some assignment challenging because it meant exposing myself.
I felt that the challenge threw me in the Writer’s Den. The participants are serious writers and I felt a little apprehensive because I had never done something like this and writing has been leisurely hobby, and I wrote for publications whenever I had time. I admire the participants’ dedication and was inspired by how some of them created wonderful Facebook page during the challenge.
Once I take on the challenge I always like to complete so I would say I was dedicated as well. However, since I don’t want to reveal about myself too much some tasks were rather challenging than it may have been for others. But I am thankful to Mr. Brewer because how he, so nonchalantly, gave us assignments. Creating a Facebook account with public access, for instance, freaked me out but I did it any way. He also coaxed us into start blogging regularly. We also learned about building platform by using different social media.
A couple of times the assignment was to write and write. As a result I wrote an article that I had been meaning to for the last several years. I completed my memoir and wrote so many articles but I never made time to write this. Finally I penned it yesterday on Day 30, one of the days when we were supposed to have gone writing.
What I like the most was the guest blog on other people’s blog and the opportunity to pitch for an article to be included in 2017 edition.
It was a wonderful experience. Thank you Mr. Brewer J You did a great job! I also want to do a great job so from now on. I want to take writing seriously and write and write more.
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