Before I forget… Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
I have to wish you a happy Thanksgiving now, because I’m taking 4 days off. Four days off from NaBloPoMo – is that allowed? You probably wonder… 😉
First, let me share my experience with NaBloPoMo with you. For those who just joined us, NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Post Month – signing up means you’ve decided (promised?) to blog every day in November.
I was nervous before signing up. I didn’t know if I could make it; I didn’t know my followers would like to read a post a day in the whole month. But I had to do it; I owed that to myself, sort of.
I wrote down 4 or 5 potential topics for possible don’t-know-what-to-write days. The first two weeks were tough, not because I didn’t know what to write, but because I had to constantly deal with an internal voice saying “Are you sure you want to continue? It’s okay to quit, you know.” Yes, every day I thought of quitting; every day I told myself I would quit on the next day. That trick worked. 😉
Two weeks later, I began enjoying this writing daily thing. I appreciate the opportunity to write family stories, which I’ve intended to do for several years. I have a lot of fun coming up different stories. And I learned that we all have something in common — how wonderful that is!
Of course there are tradeoffs. For one, I didn’t spend as much time as I would like to working on XDrive Photography Lesson assignment. I also commented less on other bloggers’ post, even though I do read them and wanted to say something to the authors.
From the very beginning, I knew I wouldn’t be available around Thanksgiving. No big deal. I could write several posts and schedule them to be published for those 4 days. But… I didn’t expect those swans to be here, and they are lovely! 😉
So, I choose to fail NaBloPoMo, and I am happy that I will spend time with my family. 😉 I hope you will have a great time with your family too.
Thanks for visiting my blog.