This has been an interesting month. When my friend Not Supermom encouraged me to sign up for NaBloPoMo, I admit I did so a bit grudgingly. I knew I needed a push to post more consistently (I've never done particularly well without deadlines), but I also doubted whether or not I could keep it up daily. But I did. And I am better for it.
Sure, I copped out on more than a few days, posting humorous pictures and the like just to fill up space. No doubt I'm not the only one of the 2000+ November NaBloPoMo bloggers to do so. And I'm secretly proud of the fact that I didn't have to resort to using one of the daily writing prompts to get me started. Still, the discipline of a deadline helped and I somehow managed to post each and every day this month--sometimes within minutes of midnight, but daily nonetheless. In the process I have learned a little more about what works for me and what doesn't when blogging, which is valuable information. Also, I have gained 4 new followers over the course of the month, won a Liebster award, and have now had over 4,700 page views. That's quite a significant increase from the the molasses-like creeping towards the 3,000 mark of only a month or so ago, and it boggles my mind.
Hopefully I will be able to take this exercise and use it to my advantage. I'll probably never blog daily--that's pretty demanding, and you never know when something unexpected is going to crop up--but I hope to use this impetus to keep me blogging at least 2-3 times a week instead of once a month.
So thank you, Not Supermom, for encouraging me in the first place and for Liebsterizing me, and thank you BlogHer for providing me a platform in which to share my thoughts and experiences and to trade them with all of the other amazing women bloggers out there.
Pretty cool, when you think about it.