Years ago, when I first began to do the Ultimate Blog Challenge, my primary motivation was to increase traffic to my website. And it always worked, sometimes by thousands of pageviews!
Well, not anymore. Although my pageviews by the end of the month were up from the beginning by almost 700, it isn't like it used to be.
So, my motivation has shifted somewhat. I still hope to increase the traffic to my blog, but I'm not watching the numbers as closely. Except I like to see which blog posts were the most popular during the month.
But aside from looking at the site activity, what's more valuable is the chance to think through and then express my point of view, and to create pages that will remain long after the challenge comes to an end.
And I enjoy getting to discuss the topics I write about with other UBCers. Just doing that helps to clarify my thinking and often gives me ideas for future blog posts.
So once again, I am grateful to come to the end of a challenge...
Thank You, Paul & Friends!
Thanks to Paul Taubman for getting us together each season and supporting our writing. And thanks to all the other bloggers who participated this month.
I really enjoyed connecting with you and I look forward to doing it again in the fall.
Wishing you an everyday experience of boundless self-love, cozy self-care, a gentle rhythm & a slower pace, and the happiness of living as your authentic self.