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.