Events and Challenges

The beginning {IBMC 00/10}

Before taking up the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge (IBMC), I thought it would be fair to express how I came across it and why I want to do it.

I had been writing my travel stories on Tripoto for a few years and was getting good response from fellow travelers. My husband and I share a passion of travelling and he has always encouraged me to write about our trips. It was he who pushed me to start my own blog and that is how the journey of “the drifting satellite” began in the second half of last year. Loaded with new-found enthusiasm, I hoped not only to pen my travel tales, but also my random thoughts once-in-a-while. However, after the first post, I took a long hiatus and somehow did not post a single thing for almost a year. Just last month, I woke up to the realization that I wasn’t enjoying this self-destructive inactivity and needed to revive my blog.

I signed up for a few courses on Blogging University which I found helpful for setting up and customizing my blog. I followed The Daily Post and started participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge and Daily Prompts. My aim to participate in these challenges was not to merely increase my post count by writing pointless content. So I decided I would not post everyday but would surely try to write something when the prompt connects to me. I also visited the Events page on The Daily Post and found some interesting challenges like those by Cee Neuner and Jennifer Nichole Wells. I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in these challenges for the past few weeks and am happy with the feedback and response from fellow bloggers.

Also on The Daily Post Events page I stumbled upon IBMC hosted by Its PH and decided to take up the challenge because I have always enjoyed expressing myself with words. I also think that the challenge would be a great inspiration and would also help me hone my writing skills.

I’m excited to start the challenge and here are the rules:

  • The blogger can start the challenge at any point of time but the constraint is that it has to be completed within 15 days of the start. So, plan well before start.
  • There are 10 challenges and 15 days to complete (05 buffer days can be well used).
  • One cannot complete more than three tasks on same day.
  • The tasks have to be taken up in the same order as they are numbered.
  • Every task is associated with a logo which will have to be used along with the prompt.
  • On completing all the challenges, IBMC logo can be added up to the blog.
  • If you want to do only a few challenges out of 10, you are free to do so. Only that you cannot use the final logo of challenge completion.

So let’s get started ! 

Challenge Accepted 🙂 


18 thoughts on “The beginning {IBMC 00/10}”

  1. Reblogged this on The Blogging Meetup and commented:

    Hello everyone ! 😊
    So I’ve recently revived my bog after almost a year of inactivity and found that events and challenges have been helpful for me to create some meaningful content. Read further to get an idea for keeping your blog running when you’re short of things to post about. The aim is not to merely churn our pointless posts but to produce some meaningful content when the prompts or challenges connect with you !
    Also I would like to know from fellow bloggers,
    Where do you find your inspiration ? What content do you love creating ?


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