Halfway Challenge Balance – Ultimate April Challenge

  • Serger Pepper - fiftyfifty april challenge

Believe me if I say that I couldn’t believe my eyes when this morning I looked at my kitchen’s calendar (the one where I write everything, I bet most of you do the same, isn’t it?) and saw that I’ve already completed half of this

Ultimate April Blog Challenge!

What? Have I already reached the top of the hill? Now it’s all a downward path!

Serger Pepper - halfway challenge balance

I think it’s time to take stock, and obviously I’d like to share with you my considerations about  this

Halfway Challenge Balance

(some are positive, some are not)!


  • I’ve realized that I can do that! It’s hard, it’s time-consuming, but it’s totally doable! And consider that I work 9 to 5, I have a little girl who asks for her Mom Time, a house, a hubby (not listed in importance order LOL) so:

I can do everything I am enough determined to do!

  • I think this Challenge has built in me a writing habit: if only I could keep it in my daily routine, I’m pretty sure I could create an awesome list of posts for when I have absolutely no time for writing
  • My aptitude for procrastination has taken a huge recoil…. yay! I work better under pressure: with long-term deadlines I always feel like I have plenty of time… and I end staying up all night giving last touches during the very last days!
  • I’ve virtually met some new bloggers with nice blogs, I hope we won’t lose!


  • The biggest negative lack is that I’ve put aside my crafty time! In this month I haven’t sewn enough for my tastes… I had to skip KCW spring because I truly couldn’t find one hour a day for sewing… unless I cut it out from my (already chopped) sleep time!
  • Also if for me writing only real posts (not a couple of phrases with a downloaded pic aside) was a “sine qua non” option, I have to admit that not everything I posted was perfectly fitting my standards. As you may have noticed, I love to add big nice photos (all made by me) to my blog posts and my go-to format is the tutorial, I’m not a Show&Tell kind of blogger. In this half-month I had to find a compromise between the good, the perfect and the… published!


That’s it! By now I can say that my balance is still on the positive side, also if I’m slightly tired and I truly can’t find time for commenting on other blogs… not to mention those annoying CAPTCHA…. they makes me run away, faster than light!!!


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  1. ksgentry April 16, 2014 at 03:21 - Reply

    I am also on the hump of this challenge, I have learned a lot of things by taking on this challenge on but I think that I have learned that I don ‘t need as much sleep as I thought I did! hehehe.. Even when I hit the bed at time my mind still races, what ultimate boring blog post can I make tomorrow? is there anyone out there reading or are the few people that follow my blog sick of seeing endless words of chatter. We are on the downhill slide now! Congrats on keeping your commitment.

    • Mamma Nene April 17, 2014 at 11:38 - Reply

      Hehehe… I thought the same about my sleep time!
      Congrats to you too, we’re doing that!
      PS: can’t wait for the first day of May 🙂

  2. Michael April 16, 2014 at 08:44 - Reply

    My computer,which was supported by XP has quit working….so I am going to struggle to finish the challenge…but am still reading some great blogs…

    • Mamma Nene April 17, 2014 at 12:17 - Reply

      Wait, what? Why did it quit working? I’ve heard about microsoft no more updating it but I thought it wasn’t affecting XP owners so hard … ouch!

  3. Corinne Rodrigues April 16, 2014 at 17:51 - Reply

    What a nice way to depict where we at present with the UBC and I like the way you’ve already outlined the pros and the cons. I hope you make a lot of good connections.

    • Mamma Nene April 17, 2014 at 12:19 - Reply

      I hope it too! And I hope those connections will stay at the end of this Odissey 😉

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