Have you been keeping up??? That Mattie James Consistency Challenge was like that! See the (3) top things that I learned personally as a participant of this months Challenge!
Listen, its Friday, I’m blessed and highly favored, I woke up, and today is the last day of the Mattie James Consistency Challenge. If you’ve been keeping up with me, you would know that since the second week of July I have been blogging EVERYDAY Monday through Friday making a total of 20 posts and I must say your girl is tired however, I am also super proud of myself.
When I first saw the rules to the challenge girl I was on the next train smokin because it was definitely a No for me. But, I was determined to prove to myself that I could do this and here we are post number 20 for the month of July. I want to also tell all my fellow bloggers who joined me on this challenge, I see yall! What an awesome opportunity to network with such a dynamic group of boss women. Any who, I thought it would be only right that I end the challenge with sharing what I’ve learned since participating in the challenge so here goes nothing.
I’ve been blogging for 8 months now and I can honestly say I wasn’t confident about writing. Correction! I wasn’t confident that people were interested in what I wanted to write about.
Participating in this challenge has given me the confidence I need to write what I love, my life experiences, inspiration, and spiritual walk. I’ve learned that God will connect the audience he has for me. There’s no need in me attempting to make room for my gifts because God says that “Our gifts make room for us” Proverbs 18:16.
When I first started out posting I was far from consistent. My blog held 3 blog posts for at least four months straight, I wasn't promoting myself, and my Instagram feed? Sis, throw the whole page away. I found myself distracted by the growth of other bloggers doing the same thing that I was doing, adding on extra stress over thinking what I wanted to post instead of just doing it scared, and imposter syndrome???
She definitely exist.Definitely didn’t feel like I fit in or if I could even share the same room as some of these women. It’s so much talent out here, but I’ve grown to see my own talent and value and so I started pushing out content the best that I could.Mattie James’ first consistency challenge in May took me to the next level and Now, I feel unstoppable.
As a PhD student, I had to shake off that formal writing somewhat. I wanted to be relatable and didn’t want to come across like I had all the answers. I learned that people follow people who they feel are relatable and easy to speak to even if they’re just reading your IG post or watching your IG Story.
It’s easier to read a post that comes across like the individual is speaking to you directly. I’ve made sure to make my blogs like that as well. You’re asking people to read at least for four minutes the least we can do is make it interesting right lol.
I am so proud of myself and all my fellow bloggers and creators that made it through the challenge. Regardless if you posted 5, 10, or 25 times this month you showed up the best that you knew how and it’s always another opportunity to do better. I also want to share that next week, I will be taking a week off of blogging to focus on my content for August for both my blog and socials.
I will still be posting on my IG feed so be sure to catch up over there. The second week of August I will be back at it with the blogs which will go Live every Thursday morning. That’s what I’m committing to for the month of August. If there is anything that you’d like to read specifically please let me know in the comment section. Thank you all for your support! Until next week!