I regret I could not participate in the wrap-up twit-chat on Friday. So here is my own personal wrap-up.
What was your favorite part of the blogathon?
The theme days were probably the most exciting. I tried to tackle the subject the best I could. And once I was done, I was really eager to discover how the others had dealt with it.
I also really enjoyed discovering other people that shared the same interests as me, but living in distant places. I can hardly imagine how their daily life is similar or so very different compared to mine. However, we share many common ideas through the blogs. It’s kind of magic.
What did you learn?
I have learnt that I can blog (which was not for certain when I started). I have discovered my little routine: thinking of the topic, writing it, searching the links & image or video to finally hit the publish button. Before, this looked an overwhelming task to do. But now that I have done it daily, I know it is feasible. Enjoyable, even.
I have learnt that I like to blog, which is a thing I could not really know earlier. I’m realizing that I’m already missing this daily challenge. Blogging is almost a way of thinking. Once you start thinking “blog-wise” you cannot really stop, especially if you enjoy it.
Last but not least, I discovered a wonderful community of bloggers, very kind & supportive.
What would you do differently next time?
I do not know if I can make that happen, but I really regret not having been able to follow the other participants blogs very well. Toward the end of the month, I was even having a hard time answering the comments & Twitter interactions. It’s too bad really.
I had not realized this challenge would create so much interaction, and this is something I care about. Now that I don’t have the daily post workload, I’ll try to be better at this.
What would you change about the blogathon for next year?
Not sure there would be anything to change. Keep up the good work. And thanks again to Michelle and Jan for organizing such a wonderful and unique human adventure. I’m looking forward to keep on sharing posts with the Blogathoners.
In case you’ve missed them, in May, my 5 most popular posts have been:
- Life as a literary translator, a guest post by Lisa Carter
- 5 bonnes raisons d’aller à la Comédie du Livre à Montpellier (still open today !!)
- Meet the Blogathoners
- Interview avec l’auteur du livre dont vous êtes le héros, Menu Cthulhu
- Interview avec l’auteur du livre dont vous êtes le héros, Le Vaisseau du Temps