The past few years, I have tried and then failed miserably at Nablopomo (National Blog Posting Month, where the goal is to write a blog post every day for a month). I’ve often used it as a way to try to get back in to blogging in a more regular way, while enjoying the whole community around it.
I’ve been busy and distracted lately. I hadn’t even really thought about Nablopomo this year, until a friend on Twitter tweeted about it. She was asking if anyone participated in Nablopomo anymore, as it was coming up fast and she hadn’t seen anyone talking about it.
I think she received two replies to that tweet.
And one of them was from me. I said I would give it a try yet again this year, even if I didn’t make it more than a few posts.
Then November 1st came and went, and this blog sat unattended, as it has since August. Oops.
So having failed the whole ‘blog every day’ thing before it even started, I’ve instead decided to use Nablopomo as motivation to get some writing goals accomplished.
In no particular order, they are:
- To finish my next recap for The Snark Squad
- Finish writing two pieces for the different things I contribute to
- Try to write 2 blog posts for this very blog!
- Research and write two articles for my B2B blog
I know I’m certain to complete one of those goals, because I have a hard deadline for one of them. Is that cheating a bit?
Cool. I don’t care if it is.
I also want to try to read some of the posts from my friends that are participating in Nablopomo and support their awesome work at doing the thing that I haven’t been able to stick to!
Have you ever finished a thing like Nablopomo? Tell me all about it so I can marvel at your awesome dedication.
Oh and if you’re Nablopomoing, let me know in the comments below so I can read your words.