At the beginning of this month, I decided to unofficially participate in NaBloPoMo and committed to posting on my blog once a day during November. I am happy to say that I did achieve my goal and there are now 29 posts logged under “November 2015” (this will be number 30!).
Not every post is a marvelous piece of writing (and I’ll admit that the last week I’ve been scrambling to get anything posted). However, I did learn some things about my blogging the past month.
1. I can be more a more prolific writer than I thought. Ever since Babykins arrived, I’ve struggled to produce blog posts. Exhaustion is partly to blame, but most of the reason is that I really didn’t think I had the time. Obviously, that is not true. I can find time to write if I commit to it.
2. I have limited time throughout the day for personal activities. While I do enjoy writing, I also have other things I like to do. On the days I try to create a full blog post, that leaves very little time for my other enjoyments. I suppose this should have been obvious.
3. I have certain times of day that I write better. I found out that if I wanted to write a full post, I needed to start in the morning and finish during naptime. If I waited until the evening, my creative energy was spent and I couldn’t write. This wasn’t a huge surprise since I’ve always been a morning person.
After participating in NaBloPoMo this past month, I’m seriously considering making a posting schedule and sticking to it–not every day, but perhaps a couple of times a week. However, I wouldn’t implement a schedule until the new year because I’m not a (completely) crazy person. Getting through December is the priority right now. 🙂
Today was a busy day. My husband was busy at work, so Babykins and I were on our own most of the day. I needed to pack for our Thanksgiving travels but that feat is next to impossible with a toddler in tow. Naturally, because my husband had a service tonight and I needed to continue packing, Babykins gave bedtime a good fight for over an hour.
I had just gotten Babykins to sleep when my husband arrived home. Groaning, I informed him that I hadn’t written a post yet today. He thought for a moment, started laughing, and said, “You could draw a picture of a post for your post. Or is it faster to write something rather than draw something?”
“It’s faster for me to write,” I replied.
Since I still don’t have any ideas for today’s post, I’m now writing a post about my husband’s post suggestion of drawing a post.
NaBloPoMo? What is this nonsense?
NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month. It’s an offshoot of a more popular writing challenge NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). While with NaNoWriMo the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November, the goal for NaBloPoMo is to write a blog post daily.
NaBloPoMo isn’t as popular as NaNoWriMo. The most official site I can find about it is through BlogHer. Since they didn’t have instructions up until a few days ago, I don’t feel confident enough to officially enroll. However, I’ve decided to casually participate in NaBlogPoMo this year!
Consequently, you can look forward to a new blog post every day for the next month (I know that you are jumping up and down with excitement right now). I can’t promise that they will be brilliant, insightful, or hilarious, but there will be something every day.
And now I must sign off so I can save my husband from a screaming Babykins, who has been up since 4:50 a.m. and is quite irate that I didn’t get her up at that time. Daylight Savings Time ending is the worst.