Today is Day #30, the last day of NaBloPmo (National Blog Post Month). Remember when I joined fellow bloggers in a blog challenge to write a new blog post every single day during November? Well, if you’re reading this post…I’m officially Done. Pooped. Kaput. (You can find all of my NaBloPoMo posts here.)
There were days I didn’t think I would be able to post, because I
insanely knowingly chose a month that had many MANY family commitments which would pull me in every direction.
And you know what?
But the crazy thing is that I loved every wicked adrenalin surged moment of it…when it didn’t feel like the pressure was going to kill me. And I loved (can you feel the hugs?) our #NaBloPoMo group. We bonded like it was boot-camp.
What did I learn from this challenge, you ask?
I learned that I there is a wonderfully freeing element in having to post everyday. There isn’t time to obsess or ruminate endlessly about a line or thought. I had to click publish and move on with my life. And yes, I made mistakes, but I found I didn’t beat myself up about them as I normally would. Truly liberating! Also, I always thought I was a good listener, but I think this challenge made me more aware of that one line or conversation that would inspire a post.
Do I recommend doing #NaBloPoMo?
Oh, hell yeah. It is a great way to test your mettle and push yourself beyond what feels comfortable. Normally, I start writing a piece or jot down ideas and then I like to let it sit, moving on to something else. (I have a deep draft file.) So starting and finishing something in the same day and often writing several in one day, as I did before traveling or before my kid’s Thanksgiving break, left me feeling like a wrung out dish rag. Tip? Try to have a few posts ready to go just in case life throws you a curve ball, or two.
My goal is to write at least one, ideally, two posts a week, rather than two or three a month. And stay in the mindset of writing, not over-thinking.
But, most of all…
Many thanks to those kind readers who stuck with me through thick and thin this month. I am so grateful!
If you were part of the #NaBloPoMo challenge, what did you learn and would you do it again?