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by Patricia on November 7, 2009 · 3 comments

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On a whim, I decided on November 1st that I would do NaBloPoMo this month. You may recall my last attempt failed. We are already on Day 7. And I would have told you up front that you were in for 30 posts in 30 days, but I was not completely sure I was committed. I mean, in July, I made it about twenty days and then fizzled (really I began to peter out well before the twentieth not writing anything more than “hello, how are you” type posts). Anyway, I wanted this month to be different.

So here we are. Day 7. My commitment to myself and to you for this month is to bring you quality posts with photos. I have plans for what I want to make and write about that should carry me through most of the month. No more of the “filler” posts I did last time. Well, except for this one…

I just got home from the 1st Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival where I ate some good food and met some cool people all of which I will tell you about tomorrow because it is late and I am sleepy. Then after that you can expect to start seeing pies (I have been dreaming of pies).

{ 3 comments }

1 SarahKate November 9, 2009 at 5:55 am

I thought about doing NaBloPoMo, but totally chickened out. Good luck! Maybe next year I’ll be as brave as you are!

2 Jenny November 8, 2009 at 11:53 am

Totally agree with Brit. I have another suggestion too – and it’s helped me approach this NaBloPoMo challenge with a little more excitement. During a little quiet time today, I brainstormed all the things I’ve wanted to learn but hadn’t found time to do – and then committed to doing as many of them as I could in the month. Granted, these weren’t big things like getting a PhD, but they were things I knew I could accomplish within the confines of a normal day. For example, I had bought some pumpkins and knew I wanted to make a soup in a pumpkin meal – why not dress it up a little bit, take some photos, and make that my post? That way I accomplished 3 things – I made dinner, I made something from my list, and I got a post out of it too.
Sounds simplistic, but it’s all a one-day-at-a-time thing. 8 days in, I feel like I have so much to do, but I’m so excited by the prospects.

You’re going to do great! You’ll get over this hump and by day 25, you’ll find you have a dozen more things you want to do!

3 Brit Hammer November 8, 2009 at 10:38 am

Yeah, blogging can get heavy if it’s something you feel you “have” to do. (I posted a while back about “‘Have to’ is heavy. ‘Want to’ is light”.) If I may offer some unsolicited advice it’s this: just post when you’re bursting to share. It’s those posts full of passion that will keep us coming back for more. So do if your yourself, not for us–It actually benefits us all. Oh, and just a gentle reminder that many of us have RSS readers and will see your posts as they are published, whenever that may be. <3

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