Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Retrospection [UBC Post 31]

Participating in 'the Ultimate Blog Challenge July 2013' was an amazing and rewarding experience in more ways than one. My thoughts:
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  • 31 posts in 31 days! In fact, I have written 10 posts in 3 days, and they all are proper posts. That in itself is a feat. Didn't I tell you I am the most productive at the last moment?
  • Writing so much was fun. I love writing. I was never skeptical that I will not be able to complete it. It actually made me realize that the more we write, the better writer we become, and more ideas keep flowing. So, need to keep the momentum. I might just take up another Challenge, who knows!
  • These Challenges have breathed a new life into this blog. It was neglected for so long. I have been writing here since my MBA days, so I never thought I would abandon it. 
  • I found some new, interesting blogs. I am yet to read them properly but they have been added to my reading list. 
  • When everyone was writing a post daily (on an average), there was very less time to hop around the blogs. So, that is on my agenda right now.
  • This Challenge was much better than the others because everyone was free to write what they wanted. So, I read some very interesting posts. 
  • Book reviews are the top priority next month. I need to finish a lot of reviews fast. And I am a little behind in my GoodReads Challenge, so need to get focused on that now. 
  • And the best part is that my IndiRank has never been this good. I am at 82, and loving it. 
So, lovely people, thank you for reading. See you around :-)

Note: Special thank yous for Smita and Shilpa. They always pick up the Challenge. I follow.

18 comments:

  1. awww :) it's been such a pleasure Reema to firstly find your blog through this challenge and secondly to read all that you wrote :)

    I have learnt a very important lesson from you here..it's ok if you fall off but pick yourself up and join back... :) :)

    I have an award waiting for you on my Day #31 post..hope you like it :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments all the time even when I could not find time to visit your blog to support you. Thanks a ton.
      Wow! an award? I am so thrilled. Waiting :-)

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  2. Yay..... you did it :) So proud of you :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kaneenika. You know, I almost thought I will not be able to make it. I wrote multiple posts simultaneously. Somehow all went well.
      I am glad I found your blog. I hope you continue to write. Your posts are lovely.

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  3. Hey...it was so nice to have you with me during the challenge...We did it...Now forgive me for not commenting here often...I will surely do in the coming days :)

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    1. Elizabeth, it was nice to have you around too. I wouldn't have done it alone :-)
      Please feel free to comment whenever you like, and only to the posts which are relevant to you, you know. Honestly.

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  4. Congrats Reema.. way to go girl.. I enjoyed reading your posts.. You guys are inspiring me take up one.. Waiting for the next post..

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    1. Thank you so much! You must take up one of these challenges, it makes you write more. I hopped on to your blog. Why have you not been writing? Or is there some other blog too?

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  5. Congratulations.........Wish i have the same will-power.Kudos to you.

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    1. Thank you so much. It is just that everything fell into place. I could find the topics and time to write.

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  6. Wow..10 post in 3 days :-)
    Thats really great..and so true the more we write..more ideas keep coming.I really enjoyed reading all your post and we will definitely keep doing these kinda challenge in future too :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Rashmi. May be we should do in September or something :-) Not in August for sure ha ha

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  7. No more challenges for me for sure!!! And u are something 3 days main 10 posts and as u said all proper ones :D And I am amazed with your spirit for taking on a new challenge!!! I guess it all depends on who gives u company in the challenge hai na?

    U know what slows me down in the challenge is the pressure to reciprocate the comments that I am recieving i.e. to go & comment everywhere. It bogs me down to end it is like I feel a comulsion to comment and there are times when I am in no mood to comment anywhere. For me that pressure slows me!

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    1. Smita, it is fun to have you around. Especially in these challenges. I am never going to take any of them alone.
      I know what you mean. I was feeling so guilty, I could not reciprocate to many people who commented initially. Besides, I don't connect with Fiction posts too well on blogs, which Shilpa and Richa had. May be I will go back and try hard. Shilpa has also made it difficult by doing that commenting post. Can't even say 'what a post', 'awesome' ha ha. But I really mean what I say.
      Moreover, please don't feel the pressure on this blog atleast.

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    2. On ur blog I have no pressure because we have known each other much before these challenges!!! I know that you know that I am here :)

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    3. Oooh thank you. Of course I know :-)

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  8. Hats off to you to for completing the challenge despite behind schedule. Writing 6 posts in a day is no mean feat!! Way to go.
    I so agree with you... the more you write, the more your creative juices flow. While I was fed up of the May Photography challenge towards the end, but this one was absolute fun. Loved it and enjoyed discovering new blogs too! Next UBC is in October. Game for it??

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    1. Hats off to you Shilpa, doing those Fiction posts and other such posts which require more thought and planning. I wrote random posts which did not need so much of background work or time.
      But I am game for October challenge after 2 months break.

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