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2012 WordCount Blogathon "I did it!" badgeAlthough I love vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, it didn’t feel right to end the month-long WordCount Blogathon challenge without a post that sums up the experience – and the benefits – that come with blogging every day. (A big thank you to Michelle Rafter from WordCount and Jan Udlock from Imperfect Mom for organizing another successful and fun challenge!)

Other than the Blogathon, the other blogging challenge I’ve heard of is the Blogging from A to Z Challenge in April, but I’m sure there are many others out there. If you’re on the fence about joining a challenge, here are four reasons to participate (and benefits that come with participation) to sway you:

1. The chance your posts will be picked up by other media. I’m extremely grateful to The Baltimore Sun, which featured two of my posts – “How to make an herb planter box” and “Presentation’s role in the school lunch battle” – on their home page this month. This brought in new readers, increased my stats, and just plain made my day.

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Wordle.net word cloud for My Morning Chocolate

For those who celebrate or commemorate it, I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day. Today many of us in the WordCount Blogathon are posting a Wordle, a word cloud design of popular words used on your blog or website. I got a kick out of the fact tha two of my largest (and, I’m guessing, most used) words are “meat” and “cream.”

Enjoy, and head on over to Wordle.net to create your own word cloud for your blog, website, or Delicious account. Come back here and post a link to it, if you like.

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Since taking four pregnancy tests in a Chicago hotel room last October – all positive, but hey, I wanted to be sure – I have blogged 15 times. That’s about 2 posts per month.

Food and cooking and baking usually make me happy. But all the fun side effects of pregnancy – the heartburn, the nausea – have made eating a risky activity: I never know how I will feel afterwards.

But I miss this blog. I miss the relationships I developed back when I was commenting and posting and tweeting. I want that back.

Here are three ways to get back into the blogging game after a long break (tips I plan to follow myself!):

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