Another Month, Another Committment

I must say that I’m pretty proud of myself for finishing my first ever BlogHer NaBloPoMo. I have had this site for close to 9 years now and the only thing that has been consistent is that I’ve been inconsistent. So for me to hit 31 straight days of writing is pretty major in my book.  The theme of January was Beginnings and while I didn’t follow the them per-se every day, I felt like the entire month was a “beginning” of sorts for me.

There were days that I didn’t have a lot in me but somehow managed to pull something out of the depths of my mind and oddly enough -those were the posts that ended up getting the site the most hits (weird, I know). Writing is like any other activity, the more you do it the better you get. Since I know myself pretty well, I knew that I needed to continue my momentum and the best way to do that was..

I signed up for another month of NaBloPoMo.

Like roll call, I know I am expected to put a post up every morning and while I realize the moderators at BlogHer are not the Blog Police, it’s still enough to make me do it. Because if I don’t, it will nag the crap out of me until I do. But… I also know me well enough that if I missed more than one day, that would be it. The momentum would be gone – personal disappointment be damned.

This month’s theme is “Family”. Not sure that I will hit that exact theme every day or even half the days. After all, this IS a family blog so by default, the majority of my posts are about my family – I just hate being shoehorned into a topic. If you know me, I am a random and sporadic person with little rhyme or reason. If I thought I got writer’s block before – trying to write a post every day about the same topic would give me writer’s cement block.

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One very exciting challenge that I’ve crazily signed up for this month is Leap Blog Day. One day, three different posts, three different sites. Still evaluating who I want to terrorize with my writing. I’ve read a lot of them and still can’t decide.. just the names of their blogs alone makes it hard to choose! High Heels and Dirty Dishes, Cooking in Stilettos, Southern Fried Children, Faith in Ambiguity.. they’re all awesome bloggers and so hard to choose from.

So let’s lock and load! Cheers to another month of fun writing!

Kristen
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February 4, 2012 at 3:30 am

I’m sad because I’m no longer part of NaBloPoMo. I loved meeting all the other bloggers but I had to make a decision to not post on weekends any longer (unless I absolutely can’t control myself). This gives me time to work on some badly backend blog tasks as well as writing a book. Also gives me a chance to frontload my posts so I’m not blogging at night during busy work weeks. But…I figure I can still swing on by the thread and blog hop with y’all even if I can’t post my link…How about a blog every weekeday challenge BlogHer 🙂

Blogging every day is great though. I got to meet so many great chicas…like you.



    February 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    @mauishopgirl It’s forced discipline for me.. like hiring a personal trainer (which I’ve never done either..) but I hear you loud and clear.. it’s tough. I prefer to write tomorrow’s post the night before and often it takes everything in me since I’m tired and just want to go to bed. You’re right about meeting new bloggers.. that to me is def one of the main advantages of NaBloPoMo…



librajenn
February 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Woohoo! just signed up myself. Pleased to meet you:)



February 1, 2012 at 8:32 am

I should seriously consider doing one of these challenges sometime. I’m proud of you!



Donnawanna
February 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

Good luck! I just finished January too and I’m going to keep going as well. I probably wont write much about the theme either since I’m not real keen on most of my relatives LOL



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