November 30, 2014.
The last day of National Blog Posting Month.
I did it! 30 posts in 30 days. Yay!
It was tough. Some days I just didn’t have anything to write about and I had to fake it. Some posts are pretty good. Some are okay. Some…well…they suck. But I still did it. And I’m glad I did.
Here are some things I learned:
- If I put my mind to it, I can put words together to form sentences on a daily basis. (Sometimes they are even good words.)
- I have some interesting things to say.
- I have some really boring things to say.
- There are people out there who do read my blog posts. (I picked up a few followers, too. Not sure how long they’ll stick around, though.)
- There are people out there who should not read my blog posts. (Because, really, if you think what I have to say is boring…well, don’t click on the link. Seriously. Go read something else. Or do look at stuff on Pinterest.)
What it comes down to is this: I did NaBloPoMo for myself. I didn’t do it for anyone else. I wanted to challenge myself to stick to this for 30 days. It’s something I hadn’t done in over 2 years and I felt it was time to do it again. The first time was my own challenge. This time, I had the folks at BlogHer to motivate me to meet the goal via an organized challenge.
I had hoped to add more book reviews. But I just didn’t have time to read books this month. That is something that I will aim for in December and 2015. Just not every day. (Maybe I’ll do another NaBloPoMo in March or April. But I’m going to take a little time away from the “post every day” thing.)
There were more movie reviews than I had actually anticipated, but that’s a good thing. Awards season is upon us. I like to see as many of the Oscar nominees as possible. Even though the nominations haven’t been done yet, I figured I’d get a head start on things. This is the time, after all, when the heavy hitters come out. So, yeah, there will be more movie reviews in the coming months.
If you kept up with my posts during the month, thank you for stopping by and going on this journey with me. I hope you learned a bit about me – whether you liked what I had to say or not, I’m glad you were there.