I committed to participating in Nablopomo at the beginning of the month, and well, here we are at the end.

Thank goodness.

I definitely started to lose my steam the last week or so. And I may have cheated a few times (catching up on/finishing a few posts in a day, and leaning on a giveaway for a couple of posts), but shhhhhh. The important part is that I actually composed a blog post for every day in November. Thirty days, and thirty posts. Phew.

Blogging with any sort of regularity is hard, but blogging every day is a whole ‘nother animal. For those who do it on a normal basis, I give you major, major credit. A fellow blogger posted on Twitter today that she has all of her posts planned for the month of December. I am supremely jealous, because I’m just not that organized.

The hardest part for me was definitely coming up with things to write about. And although I had high hopes for the prompts at first, I just couldn’t get into them. To make myself write every day is one thing, but to force myself to write about a pre-determined topic is completely different. It was too forced.

Before Nora, I used to write pretty often—usually 20+ posts a month—but then that number started dwindling after her birth, and well, if you look at my archives in the right sidebar, you’ll see that my average has fallen. I do the best that I can.

It was fun to challenge myself but I’m glad that it’s over. It’s not that I’m going anywhere, it’s just that things will likely slow to a more manageable pace around here. Yay.

Overall, it was just a long month, wasn’t it? It didn’t really seem like it while we were living it, but looking back… Election Day seems like AGES AGO. Our trip to Virginia—how was that only three weeks ago? Impossible.

Thanks to all of you who have left me comments this month (well, and always). They helped carry me through. :) Are we ready to welcome December?


4 Responses to The End of Nablopomo

  1. It is hard, isn’t it??? I was inspired by you to give it a whirl. Also glad it’s over, but glad for the push to write more. Thanks!

  2. Tara says:

    Many kudos to you, Heather! If it weren’t for my smartphone there would be no way any of my social media updates would even happen. I’m lucky I get to get on the computer for the 10minutes I do every few days or so. I do love to read your blog, follow Nora’s progress & have the connection with someone going through the same thing. Happy Holidays!!

  3. Lena says:

    That is a lot of work. I’m an intermittent blogger lol if I don’t have time or anything to write about I simply don’t. Sometimes I feel guilty about that and then I remind myself that I blog for myself…and if doing it ever makes me stressed or unhappy then something isn’t right. I love reading your blog but would never expect you to blog more than you would naturally. It’s what makes reading blogs fun, at least to me. :)

    And in answer to your question; yes I’m ready for December! Our first baby is due this month. And I can’t wait to meet her!

  4. Melanie says:

    I can’t imagine writing a blog in addition to working and having a little one! Thanks for all the posts this month. I’ll miss having one a day to read :)

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