30 consecutive days of blogging. 30 posts. We can finally put National Blog Posting Month to bed. THANK GOODNESS. What did I learn? Here’s an interview I did with myself (I know, so classy).
Why did you do NaBloPoMo in the first place?
Because Alexandra was really convincing. I’d been thinking about doing NaBloPoMo since 2011, so I thought, why not?
Why not indeed? How did you manage with two month old twins?
I typed with one hand. A lot. And when I have two hands free, I have to do it really fast. Coffee helped. Neglecting my older kids did too.
Just kidding! They go to school in the mornings, so I try and squeeze in as much writing as possible then.
What did you end up writing?
I am not sure I came up with anything good, but writing regularly was just the practice I needed to get the creative juices flowing. It also helped me get many ideas that were previously in my head, on ‘paper’ so to speak. I used to just think of ideas, and not write them down. I also got back into posting weekly for Through The Lens Thursday. I cheated a bit by doing Wordless Wednesdays.
What did you learn from posting daily for a month?
That I can’t blog daily. I was terrible at promoting all my posts as well, but I figured that wasn’t the point. Or was it? I can write every day, but I’d like to save my posts to be spread out over the weeks and months. Also, that I really shouldn’t jump into things willy-nilly.
What did you get out of NaBloPoMo?
30 posts in November!
Half-kidding. I met a few new bloggers, was invited into a lovely Facebook group (which is going to keep going post-NaBloPoMo).
Oh, and a sense of accomplishment.
What did you lose?
My mind? And a bunch of email subscribers who’d probably forgotten about me, then realized I was still blogging and figured I was being a pain in the butt. So they unsubscribed.
Will you do this again?
NO. Famous last words?
But seriously, I need a break. I’ll be back to my once or twice a week posting, and take my annual two-week break at the end of the year. Aren’t you relieved?