Woah, it’s the last day of the blogathon and I have mixed feelings. I’m feeling relieved that it is getting over as it was getting tougher to hang in there, churn a post everyday and I was feeling that I was just writing for the sake of posting which is a feeling that makes me guilty. At the same time, I am worried that the excessive blogging might bring with it withdrawal symptoms which makes it very difficult to resume blogging. My heart is always heavy that the madness is over now and the excitement to open the reader to see new posts from your favourite blogs every single day is coming to an end. I’m really sorry as I could not visit all the blogs and also couldn’t comment as I read most posts on my phone and I just don’t like typing on it. I also have a lot of comments on my posts which I need to moderate. Sorry for not being regular with comments as my sole goal was to publish a post everyday.
Last two years saw me struggle and many times I did my posts just in the nick of time. But this year saw me better organized. It was a breeze in the first half when I was not working. But once I resumed work, I would generally finish all my work by 10 PM. I would start strolling around the house to achieve my Step count of 10K and then I would sit and finish my blog post of the day. But on most days I would be in bed by 11.30 PM. I did quite a few picture posts on days when I was exhausted physically and mentally. But I did write a lot and this blogathon really helped me in covering all the arrears and I have fast forwarded to the present, which is what I set out to do. I feel my mission has accomplished!!
Last but not the least, thanks to all you lovely bloggers who joined this journey. Thanks to all those bloggers who reposted my Blogathon post and got their readers to join the bandwagon. We had a total of 48 bloggers who signed up for the challenge. It was a team spirit through and through that kept us going. Hadn’t it been for such spirited and wonderful companions, I would have given up midway for sure. For those who had to skip, miss or quit at some point; all I have to say is that we will do it next year again. Your participation mattered a lot to set the mood in the beginning itself. Thank you so much for that. Congratulations to all those who successfully completed the marathon. A big round of applause! Woohoo… Drumrolls and whistles !!!
Before bringing the curtains down, this was the reaction at home:
Abbas: “Oh!! Finally your Blogathon is coming to an end. I’m the happiest person on the face of earth today” and he has been asking me how long it will take to finish it, as I write this. He just can’t wait. Hmmphhh!!!
Mannu would check with me everyday before she went to bed if I had completed my 10K and also my blogpost of the day. So, I had to update her today
Me: “Mannu, aaj mera blog challenge khatam ho raha hai”
Mannu (Frowning): “Oh no. So will you never blog again?”
Me: “No Mannu, the challenge is over now. So I don’t need to blog everyday but can do so whenever I feel like”
Mannu: “Oh. So you will not have the challenge anymore?”
Me (Grinning): “I will do it again next year”
Mannu slaps her forehead with her palm!!!