How long does it take to make something new stick? Some say that it takes 30 days, but others say it takes as little as 21 days. Regardless, it seems more popular for people to partake in 30-day challenges.
January is usually the time when people start making goals for themselves—and also for their blogs. Problogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge is one that many bloggers I know partake in. I’ve been working on fixing up my blog, but haven’t given myself a set number of days for a ‘challenge’. I’ve been giving myself a goal of fixing dead links and photos, and promoting old posts this month, and have finally got a professional theme!
I tend to start things, thinking I’ll be motivated enough to do them for a long period of time, but this just never happens. Tiffany, from Fabulous Finds by NovemberGirl talks about her recent. I know I can relate to that, and many other people can, too. I like how she said that she hasn’t given up on the challenge entirely, but has just changed it a bit to better suit her time and situation, by still taking photos but not posting everyday..
I think this is a really good way to look at a challenge—and it’s great to make a challenge work for you.