That's right, it's December 1st. And that means November NaBloPoMo is complete.
I did it! And I no longer HAVE TO post every. Single. Day. To be honest, when I signed up for NaBloPoMo I wasn't sure I'd succeed. 30 posts in 30 days. On two blogs. It's a tall order, but I did it. Of course many days I used the same post on both blogs. In the end, I wrote 46 posts in 30 days.
Did I love feeling pressured to post every day? No, I didn't. Did I write some lame posts that are just taking up valuable Cyber-Space? You bet I did. Did I still manage to neglect posting about some big topics I need to sit down and write about? Absolutely. I still need to write up a review of the new Bayer ContourUSB meter - and I can't believe I didn't get it finished during the 30 days of constant posting!! But overall, am I glad I signed up for NaBloPoMo? YES I AM!!!
I had become such a blog slacker before November. There were months when I barely posted once a week. Usually I was just being lazy about blogging. I had gotten out of the habit of being on the lookout for potential post topics. NaBloPoMo helped remind me how much I like blogging and how many blog topics are there just waiting to be noticed. I've even had a request to keep up "Sunday Snapshots", so I'll be sure to get a few of those in every month!
Will I post every day in December? Nope, I can tell you right now that won't happen. But I will try to post much more than I had been lately. I'd love to be a consistent Monday - Friday blogger, although I know I'll miss a few days here and there. Maybe more than a few once the holiday crunch really gets going. I'm okay with that, because blogging isn't really about how often we post. It's about the connections we make and the pieces of our lives we share. That is what's most important and that's what makes blogging so wonderful!
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