Friday, November 30, 2007

We Made It!

One full month of posting every day. I didn't think I'd be able to do it, frankly. I knew I'd have a lot going on this month, and I also figured that there was a strong possibility that I'd just forget about this. But I didn't -- yay!

Doing NaBloPoMo was a bigger experience than I thought. I made a few great new blogger friends, like Stella Devine and Momof3gr8kids that I'll continue to visit, and hope they continue to visit me too. I wasn't really expecting to meet anyone through this. It also helped me break out of my self-made mold for this blog, which was basically that I'd read a book, then blog on it, read a book, then blog on it, rinse and repeat, with occasional interruptions apologizing to anyone out there who may be a fan for not posting for a while. I shared more of myself than I usually do, which was nice. I did some memes, which I haven't done much of before. Above all, I gained a new respect for those people who do post every day. My friend Hedwig, for example, can come up with three or four worthwhile posts virtually every day, and I don't know how she does it, after trying it myself.

Will I post more now than before? We'll see. In some ways I'm relieved this is over. I hated the days where I felt forced into posting some bullshit just to keep on my pace, so it'll be nice not to have to post. But I think I will probably wind up posting somewhat more frequently. And I'll definitely be back to do Nablo next year. Who knows, I may even try NaNoWriMo!

Congrats again to all the other NaBlo peeps. Even those who didn't make it, it's good to have something to strive for, even when you don't succeed.


momof3gr8kids said...


I feel kind of silly for being so happy about finishing NaBloPoMo, but I really am kind of proud of myself - and you! And of course I'm going to keep up with your blog. You're much more well read than I am, and I must soak up your wisdom.

Stella Devine said...

Thanks for the mention! I added you to my Google Reader earlier in the piece, so I will keep an eye out for all your new posts.

Glad you have enjoyed NaBloPoMo. It's been great to meet you!

Maricello said...

Congratulations! I am glad to have found your blog via NaBloPoMo and have enjoyed reading it this month.

I am so sorry to hear abut the museum robbery and hope you are feeling better.