In Reflection

This is only the second time I’ve been able to complete NaBloPoMo, but it’s the third or fourth time I’ve tried.

On the whole, it seems like an easy task: Blog once a day, every day, in November. Who can’t do that?

But on the times I’ve failed, it’s because I’ve forgotten to do it. So if we take that out of the equation, then it’s now a matter of: can I blog everyday and have someone *want* to read it.

That’s hard. At least, I think it is. In fact, looking back on this month, there are posts that *I* don’t want to read. And I wrote them. 😉

So that’s the rub. Anyone can write, but it takes more to write something someone wants to read.

And that’s a little worry I’ve had about this blog for some time. And I suspect it’s come up more than once. And not just to me, I see a lot of my friends that were all avid bloggers at one point just, kinda, change direction or drop off(and then come back only to drop off again).

And I’ve lingered here, popping my head up now and then. Usually when Tara mentions that I don’t blog a lot.

For some, twitter took over. It’s short, sweet, to the point, and only takes a minute(or less) to do. It’s easier than blogging, especially if you just want to say something like: Look at this, it’s cool! It’s called micro-blogging for a reason.

Or I could update Facebook, or Google+(whenever I remember that I have an account) or a number of other social sites. There was a time when everyone was on LiveJournal. I could update there, and people would read. Easy peasy. Now I pretty much have to do a carpet bomb of cross-posts to make sure everyone got it. And then, so what? After all that it might still not be interesting.

But you know what, I suspect I’ve hashed over this a few times, so I’ll stop now.

I’m not going anywhere.

This blog will always be here in one sense or another.

I just don’t fully know what to do with it.

As usual 😉

1 Comment

  1. matt



    I remember the challenge of writing every day for a month… (I think it was a few years ago around June that I pulled it off).

    I can say, as a reader, that your posts have become noticeably “tighter” over the months.

    It’s like you found a rhythm along the way (a cop out or two notwithstanding 🙂 )…

    Did you find it easier to sit down after a fashion?

    Did it bring out any hiding creativity (i.e. unexpected but awesome posts)?

    How long did you find it took to put an average post together?

    Inquiring minds want to know! 🙂

    Anyhow, congrats on an awesome job!

    Look forward to more (even if a slightly less frantic pace…)


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