Day 25: Ultimate Blog Challenge – If at First You Don’t Succeed, try try AGAIN!
I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge for the second time. I participated in October 2010 and didn’t complete the challenge. Big Sigh… This go round I had to take a breather and get well because I was doing so much and germs got the best of me. I got a cold, sinus infection, my allergies were acting up and I got laryngitis. That’s just way too much to be dealing with at one time. I was doing a GREAT job blogging daily sort of, until I got sick. I also had tons of work piling up on me and I had to coordinate and attend a few different events for work. Funny enough though… I got a lot accomplished at work while I was under the weather. Talk about BUSY! This is not counting dealing with my hubby, and being mommy to four children. I did blog consistently for the first week and a half, then I found myself playing catch up and back dating my posts to keep them in chronological order (I sort of cheated there). The last time I posted was on April sixteenth and that was a guest post, so really the fifteenth was my last personal post and today here we are on the 25th TEN days later.
I do want to post about certain events that I attended over the last ten days and share my experiences and pictures with you. I was in Raleigh attending the Planet Earth Celebration on Saturday April 16th and due to the bad weather I packed up and went home just before the tornado hit downtown Raleigh. Talk about perfect timing! I live in Durham, NC so my commute is about thirty minutes away. I really don’t watch the news and when I got home I want to say I saw a tweet or a You Tube Video on FaceBook of what happened and I was in shock! I was LITERALLY just downtown Raleigh and had immediately started to see if all of my friends and co-workers that live in Raleigh were okay. The focus of everyone lately has been to collect monetary and food donations for Red Cross for the tornado relief. There are many different organizations and businesses that are coordinating tornado relief efforts. If you feel so inclined please donate if you can to Red Cross.
Well, I won’t get too long winded with this post but I wanted everyone to know that I’m still standing and even though I haven’t been consistently blogging with this challenge I will continue and post regularly until the end of the month (fingers crossed) and hopefully when the Ultimate Blog Challenge comes around again, I’ll join in and have a successful month. I’m also currently participating in Social Media Bootcamp; I get a weekly email and participate in a forum with exercises and tutorials on using social media. I’ll blog about that in detail later on too, so Ciao! AND Remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!