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Late to the Party- NaBloPoMo

November 5, 2013

So last week- when things were a million times calmer in our castle- I registered to participate in NaBloPoMo or for those of you who don’t know National Blog Posting Month it is committing to posting every day for the month of November.  Every day.

NaBloPoMo November

And here we are November 5th and I have yet to publish a single post!!!!

So as I lay in bed last night beating myself about it I got to thinking….

I know I’m pretty new at this blogging thing but I am pretty sure the kind people over at BlogHer.com didn’t create this event so people could feel inadequate or like failures…in fact I’m pretty sure their intent was the exact opposite

It seems since I became a mom I find myself feeling inadequate about plenty of things and that needs to stop…or at least I need to vow not to let blogging become another one.

So I began to think why I initially thought signing up would be a good idea in the first place. I was all for it last week.

On reflection I realized the reason I signed up was to make a commitment to myself (not some blogging gods somewhere on the web) to just write.  That for the month of November I would just commit to writing more.  I’d ignore all the other stuff like widgets, and themes, and social media and just see what happens when I write.

So that’s what I intend to do.

I don’t know how it’s going to turn out, maybe I can start my month today and post every day until December 5.  Or maybe (probably more likely) I will miss a few days because who knows what life’s going to throw our way next.  But I’m just going to commit myself to writing more and see where it leads.  And if I go to bed at night not posting, well I am not going to feel bad about that or feel like I have let myself down because those feelings are pointless and not helpful at all. Whether they be about blogging or whatever…

So I may be late to the party…I might not stay for long…but I am here and I came for myself to have fun and maybe learn something and meet a few new people along the way.

2 Comments

  • Reply Di November 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I was thinking the same, meet new people, make a commitment to myself and my writing. Good luck 🙂

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