My final NaBloPoMo post…
I think I’m supposed to say how much I loved this challenge and how much I have grown as a writer. That’s only partly true and maybe even a very small part. There were both good and bad things about undertaking NaBloPoMo for sure.
The bad first (so that I can end on a good note!):
- I miss reading other blogs! I got so focused on writing and pumping out the posts that I haven’t felt connected to the little corners of the Internet that I usually frequent.
- I’m not sure that the quality of my writing was really upto snuff – I tended to keep things short (for both my own benefit and that of my readers). Because of this, I feel that I didn’t always explore ideas to their fullest.
- It was tiring to have to keep writing and generating new ideas. It will be a relief to relax back in to posts once or twice a week again.
- I felt that some of the posts that felt particularly significant or ponder-worthy to me ended up having few comments, likely because they got lost in the sheer volume for readers to check out.
- I made new friends – that has been a major joy from this process. It’s been fun “meeting” new people, even if I feel that I wasn’t able to read as much of them as I would like as I was too busy writing
- It did teach me that I was capable of writing more than I would have believed.
- It stretched me to write on subjects and themes that I may not have otherwise addressed since I didn’t have time to just wait for inspiration to arise.
- It taught me the importance of scheduling and how that can relieve the pressure to post. This is something I will likely do more of in the future. Write when inspired but maybe not publish right away so that I can pace my output.
- I realized that I prefer less frequent posting. I see that I like for people to have a few days to read and comment and, as I noted above, if I post too often, “good” posts get lost in the deluge.
So there you have it. Thirty days of posting completed, likely to never be done again. :) Thanks for hanging in there with me to the end my friends; I am looking forward to reconnecting with many of you in December.