I think that joining the A to Z Blogging Challenge has proven very productive even though I'm ending it prematurely. It showed me what I need to do and what mindset/heart I need to take my blogging in the direction I want and need.
The blogging contest has also opened my eyes to many bloggers I now have and will follow as well as the motivation to keep exploring. Blogging offers a much different world than more standardized article writing and is most appealing.
I'm going to spend a couple weeks making up for lost time on my paid writing job and go from there. I must choose also between my business site and penning a book for my next major focus.