Before I started NaBloPoMo I was in a bit of a blogging funk. I was taking days off because I had nothing to write about. I’d sit down each morning to write my posts and about half the time I’d be completely blank. I was committed to keeping my blog going, but I was starting to worry that I’d just run out of steam. I’m coming up on two years and, although I was determined to keep going, I just wasn’t sure if I had the stamina to do it.
Then November came and I undertook the daunting task of writing a new post every day for thirty days. To be honest…I really didn’t think I was going to make it. I thought I might lose it halfway through and end up skipping some days. And I dreaded the weekends…because posting on Saturdays and Sundays was a new thing for me.
I knew right away that if I didn’t have a plan this whole project would be impossible. So I sat down right away and started planning posts. Nothing was set in stone…and I did end up changing things up sometimes…but I had a loose idea of what I’d be writing at least a week in advance. I also wrote drafts of several posts at a time so that all I’d have to do each day was edit and publish.
Now, here we are at the end of the month and I’m happy to say that I made it. Thirty posts in thirty days. There are some posts that I like less than others, but I can say that there are none that I hate or find embarrassing. And the best part is that I’m in love with blogging again. It’s no longer a chore…it’s now something I look forward to again.
Another great thing…I discovered a few new blogs that I love. I also found a couple of link-ups that I really enjoy being part of and I look forward to continuing those.
I don’t think I’m going to be able to keep up a seven-day a week posting schedule, but I will definitely be posting on a regular schedule again. Thank you all for reading every day and for all your great comments.
So, did you participate in NaBloPoMo? Are you glad you did? What will you take away from it?