For the Friday Faithfuls challenge this week I would like to know your thoughts on blogging challenges, which ones you participate in.
I love participating in different types of blogging challenges. There are two month-long challenges that I try to do every year;
JusJoJan in January, and A to Z in April. Other than these I do many weekly challenges/ prompts. Which are too many to list.
If you do like to get involved with these things, why you decided to participate in them.
I started daily prompts way back when I started blogging, ( four years now) it was a challenge to combine many words to write a cohesive post. It was a way to challenge my creativity and imagination. I learned a lot by doing these prompts.
If you are a host of any blogging challenge, that would be wonderful if you could talk about your challenge.
Around 3 years ago I decided to do on a trial basis, the prompt hosted by a very dear blogger, Helene who had passed away that year. My blogging friends gave my idea a warm welcome and now it’s almost been 3 years since I’ve been hosting What do you see, an image prompt that I post every Monday. This has been a wonderful experience for me. In addition I ask a weekly question, Sunday poser, every Sunday.
Also, I would like to know if you feel that the host of a blogging challenge has any responsibility to the participants.
I don’t know if it’s an ethical responsibility, but I feel the host should at least acknowledge the posts in response to their challenge and visit or comment on them. Though many hosts just post the prompt and have no other interest in the responses.
If you would like to talk about Mr. Linky, or the Blue Frog, or when you encounter trouble because the host is not automatically approving your comments or pingbacks, that would also be appropriate.
I only participate in one challenge which requires me to add my link to Mr Linky, the Six sentence story hosted by Denise. I’ve had no trouble with it yet! I think the idea is to have all responses in one place with their images. It makes visiting them convenient.