Throwing in the sponge

For the past three weeks, I’ve written 2,100 words for the #blogg100 challenge trying to repeat the feat of last year. I’ve even “tightened the rules” this time: one 100-word blog post a day—no shorter, no longer.

Both satisfied and with a heavy heart, I am throwing in the sponge. Hey, I’ve had my moment of happy (thank you, @beep!). But everyday blogging does not suit me after all. It’s not that I have nothing to say. It’s the regular commitment that I’m unable to maintain for now.

Instead, I will be focusing on longer, more thought-out occasional posts. Cheers!

This is the final post as part of the #blogg100 challenge—100 blog posts à 100 words in 100 days.

What I learned during the past 100 days

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The #blogg100 challenge is over, today is the last day. 99 blog posts later, this is what I’ve learned.

1. Writing takes effort

Blogging as a form of writing takes effort. It was strenuous at times to find the right thoughts to write (which is one of the reasons I shared several videos instead).

2. Writing takes effort

In order to get the worth of time you spend on writing, you have to perfect your skills. To become better, you have to learn to practise and practise to learn.

3. Writing takes effort

Every time I heard someone was a professional blogger, I was a little bit skeptical of it. Is it possible to blog full time, and better yet make a living by it? Now I know better. It is possible. If you are good.


So there you have it. After one hundred blog posts during one hundred days, I am taking a break from daily writing. I am not drained though. I will continue blogging on, continue practising and becoming better.

Scott Berkun teaching how to write by showing his writing about writing

Writing is at the core of the #blogg100 challenge. It is about transforming my ideas into your ideas, by transporting them from my mind onto paper (or screen) and transferring them thenceforth into yours.

Today, I have come across a notable author and speaker Scott Berkun. Come across his site, that is. During the next 48 hours or so, he is offering the world to download his book Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds for free.

You can read about the book and dowload it here.

Scott Berkun – How to write well, instantly, every time is a video by Ignite Seattle on YouTube.