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I DID IT! I did it! With this post I have posted every day for 30 days straight!

I KICKED NABLOPOMO ASS (and all I got was 30 blog posts).

I tried this last year and I made it about 15 days before I just gave up. There were a few times this month where I thought “meh, no one will care if I don’t do this.”

And you know what? That’s probably true. None of the people who read all 30 of these posts, or even a fraction of them, would have cared if I stopped. Some of them probably wanted to beg me to stop but were just too nice. (Looking at you, D.)

But I couldn’t let myself stop. I needed to finish to prove to myself that I could do it and now I’ve done it and now I might hibernate for the month of December. Maybe I’ll take a long winter’s nap.

That’s not true, by the way. I have posts itching to get out of my fingers. I’ll definitely be blogging in December.

My god. This was hard. And also not? But mostly it was hard.

It was hard to come up with new content every day, but content wasn’t the hardest part.

It was really hard to find time every day. As I look back over my blogging history, time has been the thing that has changed the most.

When I first started blogging, Joshua was an inside baby. I could write whenever I wanted. I’d blog in the evenings while Dan watched whatever. After Joshua was born, I blogged on my lunch break or after he was in bed.

Then I stopped writing at work because I couldn’t trust that my internet usage, even as benign as the WordPress dashboard may be, wouldn’t be used against me. Then I started writing in the evenings for TV Fanatic and as that picked up, my time to blog–to write for myself–became less and less.

Now with two kids and a part time job, there’s even less time. But the desire to blog is still there, and that’s what doing this taught me. I write every day, whether it’s for work or for me. I’m writing somewhere. I do it because I love to do it and because I have to do it. But also because I want to do it.

That’s why I blog. Because I want to. No matter what happens, deep down, I know I still want to write here.

Just maybe not every single day. At least not until next November.

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Wednesday 4th of December 2013

Great job! I crapped out halfway through. :P Still, I call it a success because it got me writing more than anything else has!


Friday 6th of December 2013

I cannot believe I made it. CAN. NOT. And writing more is still writing more. So good on you!

Ann @ Such a Mama

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013



Sunday 1st of December 2013

Fist bump, lady. You totally did it. And it matters. I'm not sure why it matters so much, but it really really does.


Sunday 1st of December 2013

I agree it was both amazingly difficult and also freeing. I gave myself permission to post some pics or lame this is what I did today posts. When I started blogging consistently I was a newly laid off mom of three with a husband living 1200 miles away, a four year old at home and 2 school age kids. Looking back I had sooo much more ME time which was spent reading and writing. Now I work FT, have 3 school age kids and a husband who works inflexible, not family friendly hours. If I happen to have the time I don't have the energy.


Friday 6th of December 2013

I definitely gave myself lots and lots of freedom to post basically WHATEVER I had time for. If that was pictures or a video, meh. There was always the next day. Congrats to you on making it through!

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