Today is the last day for the Blogtober 2017 Challenge!
End of Blogtober!
Thank you Alex, from Better Together Home, for organizing this challenge for us! I know making all these graphics for each day’s thread took alot of time as well as monitoring the threads!
I also want to thank everyone for participating, commenting on and sharing my posts! It meant a lot to me to have genuine engagement on my blog! You guys are hilarious and this month’s MVPs!
Accomplishments and Lessons from Blogtober
* COMPLETED 31 days of writing, brainstorming, and editing pictures. 31 Blog posts!
*Can write 500- 1000 words easily now. What takes the most time is organizing the media and editing.
* Found out my ideal blogging schedule.
* Forced to be creative and think quick about what to post next.
Most of my ideas and inspirations came when I hung out with my friends and also during the walk home from work. Some prompts I had planned before or during my days off!
* I know which online resources works best in China WITHOUT a VPN. The top three resources I used was Canva, Unsplash, & Buffer.
Canva for editing photos. Unsplash for free stock photos. Buffer for scheduling and sharing social media posts. I also signed up for the Canva for Work free trial. I LOOOVE it! I’ll be paying for the subscription each month. It’s totally worth it because you get access to more designs and free stock photos!
However, I mostly use my own photos for blog titles unless, I absolutely have nothing for it. Tailwind takes a rather long time to load here in China. This may be because my computer is ridiculously slow. I will try to use Tailwind more on my work computer to see if it works better
* Learned how to persevere and keep going.
Rian ( and others hehe) was a huge help in this. Often times I would come home exhausted from a full day of teaching, didn’t want to cook, or write. He reminded me that a challenge isn’t supposed to be easy and that when I started I WANTED to do this to help myself become more confident and creative with my blog posts! Now that I’m writing the last post, I’m so happy I didn’t give up!
My Top Posts
This was my favorite post to write! I was able to interview some Chinese co-workers to get more details about a Chinese wedding after going to my friend’s wedding! Best culture piece I’ve written on this blog!
All of my “Learn Chinese Vocabulary Posts”
Everyone got a tick out of this one!
Favorite Posts from the lovely Blogtober Challenge Participators.
Click on the red font to see their posts!
Alex, Better Together Home
Katie, Creative Travel Guide
Eliza, Digital Travel Guru
Helene, The HC Lifestyle Blog
Hera, HF Tours
Noel, Ten Thousand Strangers
Michael, Silver Surfer Traveler
Aditi, Lyf & Spice
Alexine, Lexie Anime Travel
Teýa ,Executive Travel Assistant
Rahat, Travel Trivago
Kimberly, Farsickness Traveler
I hope you enjoy their posts like I have! It was difficult to choose my favorites because I loved reading ALL their posts! Especially, the posts about India, food and cosplay.
TooChineseForU Blog Announcement
Starting today, I will be taking a two week break to relax, catch up on social media and reading others’ blogs, write my blog business plan (thanks to Asha, Click here to read her post “How to Create a Blog Business Plan” ), and sort my life out here in China. I basically just moved back here and went straight into Blogtober. Talk about a challenge! See ya in two weeks! New things will be coming!