Welcome back! Today is Day 30 and thus the last day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. It is obvious that today is about taking stock:
What did we learn? What did we enjoy? What was a hassle? Would you do it again (like - in January when there is a new round?) Did we make it; did we get all 30 posts in?
First things first though.
As I have learned, November 30 is not only the final day of this writing challenge - it's also Paul's birthday!
Paul is the host of this show, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish him a very happy birthday and to thank him for putting in all the hard work. Behind the scenes it takes a lot of planning, prepping and scheduling to make sure things run smoothly. On top of that he was also a participant.
Now on to my review!
What did I learn?
It's in fact possible to write every day, even considering the prompts were not issued in advance as a package, like I know it from other challenges. Every morning the daily assignment arrived via e-mail. Thanks again, Paul, for moving these e-mails forward by a couple of hours, it made a difference for me in Europe!
What was a hassle?
I still had to go to work and take care of my other unmovable tasks ;-) No thanks to the time difference I was among the first ones to post my link in the Facebook group. this resulted pretty much in mingling with the same crowd every day. They are fabulous bloggers and people, don't get me wrong, but it sort of meant I missed the "late posters" because I had to go to bed. Of course I could have gone back the next morning, but that's when I had to write my new post!
What did I enjoy?
Meeting new fellow bloggers, and nice ones at that! I learned that some of them have been doing this challenge many times over! Admirable! I also enjoyed the writing assignments, they were not too hard and left room for interpretation. I regretted that not many participants actually went by the prompts, that would have been fun and interesting.
Would I do it again?
Absolutely. Probably not in January though. I may have - sort of - committed to join another challenge. So I'll be on the lookout for the next round if it won't collide with the A - Z challenge in April, for which I need to be preparing in March. I'm a busy girl.
Did I make it; did I get all 30 posts in?
I sure did. My pride would not allow me to go through with a challenge only half-heartedly.
So what's left to say?
It was super nice to meet you, and I hope we get to do it again!
Don't be a stranger, let's connect:
I have one last request: I'm missing 6/10 destinations on my road trip. If you don't mind, head over and see if you can help me out, here's the link.
Now enjoy a much deserved Pinsa - like Pizza, but different. The name Pinsa is derived from the term "pinsere", which means "push the dough by hand" in Latin.
So what's the difference anyway?
- Made from wheat flour, and contains more flour than pinsa dough
- Fermentation for 24 hours, or even less
- Variety of crust thicknesses
- Dough is tossed and thrown by hand
- Made from all-purpose flour
- Commonly served in an oval shape
- Fermentation ranges from 48 to 72 hours
- Dough uses more water than standard pizza dough
- Dough is pressed and flattened by hand, crust usually thick
- Lighter in texture and easier to digest
So do you have a preference? Are you team Pizza or Pinsa?
What was this UBC experience like for you? Let me know below!