Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I'm a Little Scared of NaBloPoMo

100% not what my workspace looks like
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I don't know about you, but it takes me a long time to get a blog post together that I'm actually happy with. I always have a running list of ideas for things I want to write about, but the actual creation of it is another story. Here's a little bit of my process:

  • Brainstorming
    • I have to take time to really think about how I want to write about the things bouncing around in my head. It's great to have an idea, but how to voice it is whole other level of thinking for me.
  • Time to Actually Write
    • Life stuff gets in the way of my ideal writing schedule all the time. For example, I had to travel unexpectedly for work last month and my kiddo had to stay home sick one day. It can throw a wrench into things.
  • Double Checking My Work
    • Proofreading and editing (because my brains moves faster than my fingers). I frequently swap "from" with "form" and I have been known to skip an entire word because I'm typing too quickly.
  • Is This Worth Sharing?
    • Making sure I still like it after it's all said and done, because if I don't like it I won't post it. It's not so much if my audience will love it, that's important but do I love it? Because it's going to live here forever.

My fear is that I'm about to clog up my blog with posts that are in my mind "less than" in some way. Maybe my time is better spent sticking to my usual process and creating just a few pieces that I'm excited to share? At the same time, maybe NaBloPoMo will speed up how I am able to create my posts.

Also, I can have commitment issues at times; I start with the best of intentions and then beat myself up for not delivering.

I'm considering writing daily on my BlogHer account and the doing a weekly roundup on here, but that could be cheating. Hmmm, what to do?

#NaBloPoMo #Blogging #Writing


  1. I encourage you to go for it! I understand what you're saying about wanting posts to be polished and high quality. But maybe this month you can lower standards a bit? I admit that some posts I think out and plan but others are sharing what's current. I'm going to mix those in with the writing prompts they give us. :) Hope to see more posts from you! :)

    1. Alright, I'm already a day behind on the prompts but I'm going to do it!


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