Wednesday, 30 November 2011

NaBloPoMo - my take on it

You may recall that back on the 1st November, I blogged about NaBloPoMo and how I was going to blog every day for a month.  I also had a disclaimer that said:

"Disclaimer: Whilst I will endeavour to participate in this every day for the next 30 days, you guys need to know that I am easily distracted and get bored easily.  By blogging daily I am not only likely to bore my readers (LOVE YOU GUYS) but also highly likely to bore myself.  You have been warned!"

Well I failed.  I didn't manage to blog daily (in fact I went 5 days without a post) but what I did do was blog when I had something to say and the time to say it.  It made me realise that I have a very busy life and that blogging isn't the be all and end all.  It is not my life but a lovely, distracting diversion.  It is something I love to do to unwind and relax. I don't have time to blog post after post, and that I really don't have the time (or lets face it the inclination) to blog every day.    In fact, even though I have blogged more than 30 times this month, I now look back and think that is too much.  The content gets lost.

Did you do NaBloPoMo?  What are your thoughts on it?

Peace and Love 

S.A.M xx


  1. i blogged everyday and I think I benefited from pushing myself to find things to say, it make me a bit more creative, a bit more of me came out on the blog.
    I enjoyed it - it's not for everyone and I think you did bloody well Sophie - I am sure had I been working I would not have even made the commitment.

  2. I didn't bog for a few days due to not being able to access my dashboard. Other than that I managed (by rewinding a couple of old posts and a couple of photo memes) to blog every day.

    It was a struggle sometimes and I get your point about content being lost.

    I think I saw it more of a discipline - if I were to consider writing more seriously would I have the commitment so from that point of view it was a really good exercise.

    I think it's not something any of us should dwell on too much. You may have missed a few days but here you are, at the end which still shows a commitment to it.

    If nothing else most of us have found a few new blogs and a few new people have found us.

    For me it's been pretty positive on the whole, I'm glad I did it.

  3. It was a good exercise to put things into perspective. At the end of the day our blogs are our own little pieces of Cyberspace for us to use as we see fit. Enjoy and have fun....and keep making me smile! xxx

  4. I enjoyed it.... but my blog has taken over my life for the month..... good to know I can make the time for something I really want to do and I've enjoyed meeting new bloggers and learning a bit more about blogging - did my first poll and first linky.

  5. It's an interesting one. I agree, we are busy and blogging shouldn't eat up too much time (especially important child rearing time) but I find, personally, the more I blog, the more I have to say/feel inspired etc. It works in my job as a screenwriter too.

  6. AlexanderResidence16 September 2012 at 20:35

    Hang on, you did 30 posts, that means you did it surely! I'd bend the rules for that lovely. I agree with Gemma and Honest Mum on the creativity front. But i also wish I had more time, it was a lovely indulgence through. Like you I realised how much it has become my hobby.


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