Zip Zap – and that’s a wrap! #BlogchatterA2Z
So, this is the last post in the month-long blogging marathon #BlogchatterA2Z. And what a journey it has been. I’m so happy that finally, I don’t have to think about another topic on which I had the expertise to write a listicle. This is the last post and I’m just going to celebrate.
I’m so happy that I finally managed to come out of the writer’s block and breathe some life into my blog. Life has not been kind to me in the past year. It gifted me with a little bundle of joy but bulldozed me over with responsibilities and snatched the biggest unconditional support from me – my mother. On one hand I wanted to write and lighten the grief in my heart. On the other hand, I somehow had this strange sense of guilt. Like this blog is a business and why should I even bring my personal grief into it? How can I write about this at length in a travel blog?
The Theme for Blogchatter A2Z 2022
Precisely for that reason I selected a theme that could be as emotionally detached as possible. The theme for this year’s Blogchatter is objective, almost academic. Every day, I wrote a list of “top 5 ” things to do, places to visit and stuff related to travel and blogging.
Ever since I was a child, I took the rating game very seriously. When someone would ask who’s your favorite actor, I’d run an entire multi-variate analysis in my mind before I blurted “can I tell you my top 5”? And then I’d go on to explain all the parameters and who is better than the other in which parameter. So, I decided to take up the same challenge for this series.
Over the years I’ve visited so many cities, monuments, beaches, hill stations. I have so many memories to cherish and so much “gyaan” to give. So without much planning-ahead I just plunged into the game on the very last day. I realised that the application deadline was over, so I reached out to Geethica of the Blogchatter team. Thanks to her I managed to join the bandwagon.
The Journey of Blogchatter A2Z 2022
Several times during this period I thought of giving up. I have recently joined back the workforce after my 6-month-long maternity leave, and I’m also performing the duties of a single mom now because my husband was away this month. I was not getting the kind of traffic I expected from this daily blogging challenge. I read many posts from the blogpicks section to motivate myself, but I was demotivated by the lack of reciprocation by fellow bloggers. I understand, reciprocation shouldn’t be the reason to read other blogs. I realized that and moved forward. And here I am today, completing this challenge rightfully.
The way forward:
Unlike 2020, I will not be able to make a book out of these posts. But instead, I have the skeleton ready for at least 25 SEO-friendly posts which I believe is going to take my blog to the next level in the next 6 months. In the next six months I’ll invest most of my blogging time in enhancing these posts.
I will increase the list of 5 to list of 10, 20 or even more. I will make the content richer with more relevant information, references, affiliate links and pictures. I don’t know how much time I will be able to dedicate to my blog, but whatever it is , enhancing these posts will be my priority, not writing new posts.