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If you are reading this, you probably know about the post series I have been doing for the last month called the 30 Day Poetry Challenge. However, just in case you haven’t seen any of it yet, I’ll explain. Lots of other bloggers and writers have done some version or another of a 30 Day Poetry Challenge, in which they posted a new poem every day. Some of said bloggers and writers add extra rules to make it interesting, but me personally I kept it fairly bland. If you want to read through any of those, you can check them out here. With this post, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the challenge and talk about some things I thought were interesting while doing it.
The first thing I will say about the 30 Day Poetry Challenge is that it definitely did give me a challenge. Its one thing to write a post about an opinion about someone else’s work, but it is a lot harder to consistently come up with quality work of your own, and to me that challenge is exciting. It was also fun because coming up with a poem every day made me look at a lot of different areas of my life that I would have never really drawn inspirations from.
Not everything went as smoothly as planned though. For instance, even though the challenge of coming up with a new poem every day was certainly fun, it made me realize just how lazy I can be when it comes to my writing. There were a lot of times when writing my poems that I didn’t even go back for revisions and for or less just left them as first drafts, and that’s definitely something I need to fix about myself going forward.
Other Thoughts on the Challenge
While admittedly, the challenge did sometimes feel like a drag, it was absolutely something that I enjoyed doing. I can say that I wholeheartedly enjoyed the experience, and even my shortcomings have encouraged me to work harder.
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