Whew! It’s over.

I did it. I posted every single day for a month.

I don’t know how those daily bloggers do it. I don’t even know how those Monday through Friday posters do it. If I haven’t learned anything else, I’ve learned that I am NOT, I repeat NOT a post-a-day type of person. Nosiree. Some other thoughts I had…

I have a writing habit now. I went into this wanting to cultivate a habit of writing every day, and I accomplished that much. Now that the challenge is over, I can hide the garbage that usually comes out, and post just the good stuff.

If I write a lot, I churn out some good stuff every now and again. Sometimes the creative centers of the brain are firing and sometimes they’re just not.

Filler can be shareworthy. A song or a photo or a little one-liner isn’t necessarily a cop-out. Sometimes, it’s just as worth a look-see as the standard 500-word post.

Deadlines help. Even if they are self-imposed, artificial, inconsequential deadlines, I take them seriously and they make me write something. That’s the habit I wanted to build – just writing something every day.

Writing every day changes how I look at the world. Now, when something even mildly significant happens, I stop to think about whether it’s worth sharing. I’ve surprised myself, having a lot to say about the most mundane goings-on.

I don’t like to post every day. Wait, did I say that already? Because I don’t. Just so we’re clear.

Did anyone else participate? How did you do?




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3 Responses to Thoughts on Daily Posting for NaBloPoMo

  1. Carrie says:

    Sounds like we’ve come to similar conclusions. I’m glad I did it, but glad it’s over!

  2. Kim says:

    Well, you already know how I did. I think it’s great you completed all 30 days and learned a few lessons in the process. Well done!
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  3. Nina says:

    I didn’t participate in this but I do try to get in the habit of at least writing every day (but not posting). I’m so jealous of people who have the time to post every day! But yes, similar conclusions: I usually encounter things or experiences and wonder if it’s “share-worthy” to write a post about. I also improve my writing by simply doing it every day.
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