Today is the last day of April, and as such that also means that the Blapril 2020 blogging event is ending with it as well. I wrote my first post for the challenge on March 31st, so given this post today I’ll have met my 31 post quota for the month. I actually wrote a few posts that week as well, so it’s been quite the run. When it comes down to it, Blapril really wasn’t any different than Blaugust, aside from the obvious shift in months. The pandemic still rages on around the world, but much of my country is up in arms trying to get things back to normal — maybe before they should. Whatever the case, trying to find something to write about every day was a welcomed part of my day throughout this period of isolation. It pushed me to find new hobbies, plow through some games and ultimately find entirely new things to write about.
I’m not as burnt out feeling as I was at the end of Blaugust last year. I have mentioned a thing or two about running out of steam, but that’s just because I typically don’t write every single day, so I crammed two or three months worth of posts into one month. Given that, I still found that many of my posts were wordy, and I haven’t been that wordy in the recent past. I also took that month or so off from writing altogether. I don’t think it honestly stems from these challenges, but more my own personal mood. I don’t like feeling constrained to a schedule, so I usually just write when I feel inspired. There have been many points over the life of this blog where I had no inspiration, and that’s when the breaks would come. Whatever the case, I’m still here at the end of this road, and I’m sure I’ll take on new challenges going forward. Writing is a habit I intend to keep going for as long as I can.
I want to thank Belghast for rallying the troops once more. It was a fun ride. I’m going to take a break now, but I hope to maintain a decent schedule of posts in the future. This shouldn’t be a problem for the remainder of time we’re in quarantine, but it’s unclear how much longer that will last.