30 November 2011

Goodbye, NaBloPoMo...

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.