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What to Do Now the Challenge is Complete?

Have you ever had that empty feeling after completing a major task? I get that way. In fact, I also get that way if I've been watching a marathon session of TV shows and I come to the end. Or after getting really absorbed in a book, and pushing hard to get to the end. Then what? I feel like I'm a bit without purpose afterwards, because the goal was reached and I haven't set a new one yet.

This is how I feel with Persona Paper right now.

Just a little over a month ago I undertook to complete Dawnwriter 's A-W Category Challenge . Having decided to tackle all thirty-six Persona Paper categories in the space of a month , I basically used every post I wrote throughout November in order to fulfil the requirements. And I also placed most of my writing emphasis on Persona Paper, letting my activity on Bubblews and other sites lag a bit in order to have more time to focus here.

So now I'm having to step things up a bit on Bubblews and Daily Two Cents in order to bring earnings up. And I'm wanting to start writing on WritEdge too. And I want to find time every day for Tsu, because I'm starting to see a bit of a return there and it's also a great place to promote my writing projects.

But I've enjoyed a lot of benefits while I was posting intensively here at Persona Paper. So I'm hoping I can still keep it up with at least two posts a day here, and continuing to promote the site on Tsu.

One of the strategies I think I will use to find time for my multiple sites is to write a series of connected posts on the same topic . Each writing site has a slightly different audience, and also different submission guidelines. So that allows me to take advantage of the embedded video feature at Bubblews and Daily Two Cents. Or to write a more in-depth accounting here at Persona Paper or at WritEdge. But all the idea generating and research is a single task.

So, my next task will have to be generating a list of topics to write on. And now I've answered my own question, and given myself a sense of direction as I move forward!

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Donna_Thacker wrote on December 1, 2014, 12:34 PM

That's a great idea for multi-tasking and getting to all of the sites! I need to figure out a way to make my rounds on them too. I seem to get stuck on one or the other.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on December 1, 2014, 2:37 PM

I sometimes will do related pieces for different sites. I find that the best way for me to do that is in one sitting, with my document for each site open side-by-side on my screen. That way I can make sure I don't repeat myself or use too much similar content from site to site. I prefer to write them all before I begin submitting. That way, I can re-read them all at once, and edit if I need to, switching this section to that article where it might work better, rewording things, adding or subtracting points, etc. I might or might not submit them all at once, especially if the audiences overlap. If I do, I'll probably stagger the promotion so that no one sees links to 2 or 3 similar articles right together on my social media sites. If I don't publish them all the same day, at least I've got a completed article in the can when I need one, and I'm sure that it's different enough from the other without having to go back and look up what I said before or search back through my notes, or research all over again if I didn't keep separate notes.

Feisty56 wrote on December 1, 2014, 2:56 PM

These days I have to get my excitement for writing vicariously, and I'm hoping your verve might be contagious. : ) Your plans sound logical and should help you to make the most of your time. I wish you the best of success.

Kasman wrote on December 1, 2014, 4:07 PM

I wish i was as organised as you - but at least you have given me the idea for a post! :)

bestwriter wrote on December 1, 2014, 7:41 PM

I am quite comfortable here and have no problem generating ideas. The only problem I am facing at the moment is not being able to write for sites that require me to collect and compile information running into several words. I used to do that with ease but after being at Bubblews and here where it is cake walk for writers my mind has stopped working. emoticon :grin:

crowntower wrote on December 2, 2014, 6:07 AM

For me the time is very important well I think all of us thinks that way. After a goal of reading and watching I feel so upset if what I read and watched can't be turned into a profit! So I see to it that I'll post something about it like in hub pages or bubblews so the time I invested in it will turn in to something good.