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.
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!