Monday, November 30, 2009

Stick a Fork in It, Cause I'm Done


With NaBloPoMo. 30 posts. 30 days. Thanks for sticking it out with me. Even though at some point the posts were a bit painful to write, and certainly even more painful to read, it was well worth it.

It was an amazing writing exercise that allowed me to stop stressing so much about each post being "spot on" and just enjoy sharing the sometimes silly, sometimes melancholy thoughts that run through my head. If a post sucks, it doesn't mean I suck at life and should shut down my blog. Wait til another day and click the publish button. If a post doesn't get tons of comments, oh well, write another one and maybe that one will resonate with readers.

Not every post has to have a theme or a happy ending or a corresponding photo and that's alright. As well, comments are gifts, not validation. I appreciate everyone who has stuck with me for the last month, and it allowed me to focus more on the writing rather than watching comments build until I find it to be a suitable number. I would encourage anyone to do it at some point, and if you do you know I'll read along to see what all you have to say. Does this mean I'm going to continue posting daily? Hells to the no. But does this mean I'm going to strive for consistency in writing and commenting? Yes. So all in all the mission was a success.

Also a shoutout to my girl Paula who managed to conquer NaBloPoMo as well. You're a rock star, and a terrific writer and I'm proud of you girl.

14 comments:

MsDarkstar said...

You Rock! Congrats on your NaBloPoMo win!

Nick said...

I have an hour and 33 minutes left before the end of the month. If I write 30 posts before Dec. 1, does that still count?

P said...

Thanks! I'm proud of you too! :)

Joker_SATX said...

I could never do this. I know I would be terribly inconsistent in writing.

So Kudos to you for getting it done!

Bathwater said...

Way to go! Five years of blogging and I have only tried once--I failed. November always seems to be a difficult month for this. I think February would be better! Less days.

Mike said...

Well done! I don't think I could do that.

Good job.

P.S. I believe you mentioned gratuitous boob shots. Is that going to happen still? You do have them (gifts are rare, celebrate!), so I look forward to the flauntage. That is all.

jamie said...

WINNER!

walkingonsunshine18 said...

That's awesome that you completed it... I couldn't do it - lol!

Bruce said...

What....you posted 30 posts in 30 days? When did this happen....I didn't notice....was too busy with Turkey and work.....

erinuncensored said...

yay! congrats :)
i'm trying again this month. i failed early on last month.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Aww frig I wish I would have known I would have done it too!!

good job!!!

noelia ~ said...

omg, i can't possibly imagine posting something every day for 30 days! kudos to you! (i haven't read any though, i just discovered you). any who, i used to be super focused on comments too, so i disabled them. it's a nice relief to know that, in the end, you write for yourself and no one else

missrandell said...

I lost a TON of readers when I changed blogs, even though I e-mailed people with the new address. The frequency went down, the content changed... honestly, sometimes it's sad. I remember post getting 20+ comments, now I'm happy if I get one.

But honestly? As much as I write to an audience, I shouldn't be writing FOR them. You dig?

Congrats on NaBloPoMo. I didn't even attempt.

LiLu said...

I'm so impressed- it didn't even occur to me to dry to do this. You rock, ladyfriend.