Friday, November 30, 2012

NaBloPoMo wrap-up

I am wrapping up my month of daily blogging with this post. I have to say, there are definitely posts that made it up this month that would not be posted in any other month.  Sometimes they turned out okay in the end. My venting post the other day seemed to strike a chord for a few commenters, some of whom haven't posted comments before.  The secret to daily blogging seems to be to lower your standards quite a bit.

I also enjoyed experimenting with different kinds of posts. I did everything from a lipstick review to photo posts to short book recommendations. Some seemed to be hits, and some were not.

Unlike Debbi, who has been blogging daily for more than a year, I don't always feel like I have something to say. I like to think about posts for a while and make them a little longer.  Judging from the responses I got, though, not every post has to be a long, writerly musing.

My main purpose with the blog is to have fun and have a place to write for an audience. I feel like it accomplishes those goals, especially when I hear back from someone who liked a post or who has a question or comment to add. I expect to keep playing with it and posting frequently, if not daily.  Thanks for reading!


  1. I was playing Who Knew with my grandkids and son-in-law a couple years ago and one of the cards was "Keeps a Journal." None of them guessed it was me. And, honestly, I didn't tell them it was a blog, because I'm not sure I want them to find it (I suppose they will, someday). But that's how I look at my blog. I'd love to be able to write in-depth pieces full of wisdom and deep thoughts, but really? I'm a 12-year-old with a shiny new diary page to fill up every day. Except mine doesn't have a lock and key. =)

  2. I think it's super cool to blog everyday, the nonsense of our lives. Even if people don't comment, we are reading & you are getting those thoughts out of your head. I agree, they don't all have to be gold.


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