NaBloPoMo Winding Down

It’s NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. For the month of November, I’m going to post every day. This is day 24.

I can see the end of NaBloPoMo! This was much harder than I anticipated. It’s not that I don’t have what to say, as I usually do. It’s that I don’t have the time to properly say it in, to enjoy the process and reflect and revise. I think that’s a big part of NaBloPoMo. If you wait until you have the perfect day/time/moment to compose a blog post, then you might never write one. So instead, commit to doing it daily and whatever comes from it comes from it. Hopefully the practice will lead to improvements and greater efficiencies with time. It’s also a numbers game. If you write 10 bad posts between every good one, then you’ll get to the good ones that much more quickly.

Some blogs genres may lend themselves to daily posting more than others. Food blogs may not be in that category. I could tell you what I’m eating every day, but that’s not even that exciting to me, so I’m certain it would be complete bore-sville for you! To come up with a recipe that is truly worth sharing takes time. It frequently requires making it multiple times to test different variations. So you see, it doesn’t make sense to post daily recipes. Thus, my challenge with NaBloPoMo.

I’ve been thinking about what I want to do when the month ends, how I’ll learn from this experience and what type of writing schedule I’d like to maintain. Every day is too much for the reader and certainly too much for the writer. Some of my favorite blogs post weekly, or just a few times a week. I think I could be satisfied with that schedule and everyone would probably be much happier.

Hopefully that will be the new normal around here at Bread and Beta.

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The images are of Walter the wonder dog at work. I’m lucky enough to to be able to bring him to work on occasion. He mostly sleeps in the hallway, switching which direction he faces. Excusing the teal ’80s carpet, it’s pretty adorable. During this Thanksgiving week, let’s add that to the list of things I’m thankful for (Walter the dog, not teal carpeting).