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It’s NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. For the month of November, I’m going to post every day. This is day 29. ONE MORE DAY!

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NaBloPoMo is much harder than I thought. Just one more day though, so I’m almost there. I thought I had it figured out. I was on a roll with cooking, photographing and posting. And then along came Thanksgiving and a few days on holiday. I figured, it shouldn’t matter so much as I’ve already developed this habit of regular posting. In some respects, that’s quite true. I have formed the foundation for a more regular posting schedule. But on the other hand, it’s an utter and complete disruption of our schedule. When a guest, you don’t always have as much control over your schedule and activities as you might have at home. Thanksgiving also happens to be my favorite holiday that only happens once a year. So it is special. It is different. And it certainly is challenging. When faced with the option of photographing food or spending precious time with my family, I hands down choose the later. And thus, I’m blogging well after midnight with not too much to say. I guess that’s the reality of blogging sometimes.

I just read a nice post on avoiding blogging burnout by Lindsay at Pinch of Yum. She really touches on some useful tips to avoid burnout, maintain creativity, and continue to blog. What an amazing blog – follow it if you don’t already. I like Tip 2: Saying No, which I posted about earlier this month. I also like Tip 4: Use TextExpander. I have not heard of this app before and think I should spend some time familiarizing myself with it. I’m also a big fan of the last tip, to reconsider your definition of success. Perhaps tomorrow I will reflect on that for a NaBloPoMo final post.

1 Comment

  1. MaryB says:

    I am so sorry to hear you are thinking about leaving. Maybe you could just ease up on what you require from yourself. I enjoy your blog and would enjoy it if you wrote one a day or once a month. Maybe less is more at times?
    Thank you for all you’ve done. I wouldnt be able to do it so I can appreciate you!
    (((BIG HUGS)) and best wishes whatever you decide, and thank you again!

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