The Word “Challenge” Is A Verb As Well As A Noun
January 6, 2010 · Print This Article
The word “Challenge” is a verb as well as a noun.
The noun definition is: A call to take part in a contest, competition or project, esp. a duel. “He accepted the challenge.”
The verb definition is: Invite (someone) to do something that one thinks will be difficult or impossible, dare: “She challenged everyone to write a blog post every day.”
This past month I have participated in a Blog Challenge initiated by internet marketer, Connie Regan Green. She challenged everyone who wanted to participate in the project… to blog everyday for a month. (Verb)
More than 112 people accepted the “challenge” (Noun)….However, according to Connie, only 14 to 18 will make it to the finish line. (Verb)
I’m happy to announce that I crossed the 31 day finish line today.
I have experienced several emotions during the challenge of the last 31 days. They have ranged from excitement, to exasperation, to board-um, back to excitement and finally relief. Do I regret accepting the challenge? Absolutely not… and these are the reasons why.
1. It has forced me to post to my blog daily. Now I am motivated to take the same effort and put it toward consistent articles and blog posts.
2. It confirms to me that that I have the tenacity to stick to a project and complete a goal or cycle.
3. There’s been wonderful feeling of comradeship with those who have participated. The following terrific folks have been so supportive. They’ve either commented on my blog, twittered my posts or both. Sheila Atwood – Claus Jensen – Geoff Hoff – Andy Dolph – Suzie Cheel – Kelly Maria Clark – Crystal – Mike Shippey and of course Connie Green.
I will be tweeting and commenting on their blogs well into the future. You should check them out too!
The journey has been rewarding!
And, a special thanks to Connie Regan Green… for the Challenge… it was difficult at times (because of Christmas) … but not impossible.
P.S. Hey… don’t invite me to participate in another challenge anytime soon…I’m going to be pretty busy spreading myself between several blogs and writing articles…. everyday.