Friday, November 30, 2007

I Did It!

I managed to post every day for the month of November, fulfilling my duties for membership in NaBloPoMo.

Some days were harder than others. As I mentioned yesterday, it was a challenge to come up with something to say every single day; sometimes I was able to write a thoughtful post, other days not so much. Probably the number of well-thought-out posts was the same as any other month.

It was the in-between ones that were the hard ones, and made me reach into whatever depths of creativity I had to come up with something to say. It's not that I don't always have something I'm outraged about, or interested in, on any given day, but I don't always have the energy to delve into it.

There were a few negatives to posting every single day. One is that it gave me less time to just meander among my favorite blogs and read all of the interesting posts that other people have written. I'm sure I have missed some good ones this month and will have to go back into people's archives and catch up.

Another negative was that I had no time or energy left to post to my Medicana blog, let alone try to write a new travel post for my travel blog, Marvelous Meanderings. Now that I won't feel obligated to post every single day on my main blog, I'll have more time to devote to those other pursuits.

Last but not least, I got a lot less sleep this month! I found myself sitting there blogging in bed at 1:30 in the morning after being out all evening somewhere. This is not good for my health. I hope I can get back to a more normal schedule now!

On the positive side, it was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed the feeling of camaraderie with other NaBloPoMo members and the feeling of being part of something big.

So let's hear it for NaBloPoMo! And yes, I'll do it again next year!

Today's Haiku:

NaBloPoMo is done
Weary bloggers can relax
Time to get some rest.

9 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hello and good for you..sometimes I'm not worth a shoot..can't think of a topic as well. So great job...and I'm liking your site. Thanks for the comment to my grandson, you made his ego jump to the sky...greatly appreciated.

I'll be back although I don't know what that organization is you spoke of..I'm too new in this industry. Can't keep up, I work a day job and blog at night...too old for this schedule..yet I'm hooked..
My best to you..

Dorothy from grammology
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www.grammology.com

Larry said...

Now that you have done this for 30 straight days, you are expected to continue everyday.

Florinda said...

Congratulations, you made it! I'm glad I did it too, but there definitely were some days that were a challenge.

DCup said...

Congratulations on reaching your goal.

I hope you'll keep haiku-ing. I like them!

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

/* crosses finish line - high-fives other bloggers */

Woo-Hoo!

Mauigirl said...

Thanks for all your nice comments!

Actually I think this will inspire me to continue blogging, if not every single day, more often than I was before. I've already gotten riled up about two different issues this morning and thought "I should blog about that!" each time.

I definitely will continue the haikus, they're fun!

FranIAm said...

This is great. I so admire you and you really kept it up so beautifully.

And I loved the haiku!!!

I've barely been able to keep up with any blog posting let alone reading of late.

Although I just did 3 posts in a row!

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