NaBloPoMo here we go

Bye, bye October…

November is here and its National Block Posting Month (short: NaBloPoMo). This means 30 posts and 30 days and I have been going back and forth if I should give it a try. I came across it again through San and her blog ‘the in between is mine‘. She wrote about the history behind it on her blog post today so go check it out if you want to know more. Or even give it a try yourself?

To be honest, I am a little scared. I love the idea of writing a blog. When it comes to pulling through though and posting with consistency I fail. Same is true for writing letters these days or longer e-mails or keeping a diary. There never seems to be enough time in the day and if you are putting it out there in the world, I feel the pressure of making it meaningful.

When I was in school (so many years ago now – sigh), I really loved writing. I spend hours writing long letters to my friends. I even had a book with my best friend that we passed back and forth writing down what happened in our day when we started going to different schools. Was that interesting to anyone other than ourselves? Likely not, but at least I had a lot of fun doing it and it gave me some peace of mind putting words down on paper. Maybe this trying to post something every day will not give me peace of mind again but hopefully give me back a little of the joy of putting things down on paper (or the screen in this case).

If you are joining in what is your motivation? What does it mean to you writing a blog?


11 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo here we go”

  1. I’ve discovered so many new blog friends through this challenge and that’s why I do it. I also like to just write something every day – it doesn’t have to be perfect and it would actually be a bummer if it were perfect because it would be replaced by something the very next day! I’m happy to read along with you this month and see what you do decide to write on.

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  2. If it helps at all, I’m scared too, and I did NaBloPoMo last year! It seems really daunting at first but everything seems to work out once you get started.
    I’ve only been blogging for about two years, but I love the community. And I love NaBloPoMo- last year I discovered a bunch of new blogs that I now follow regularly. This will be a fun month!

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    1. This is good to hear! I used to read blogs on a regular basis when my kids were little but the topics became less relevant over time or the blog went dormant, or… Besides getting in the habit of writing I am excited to discover new blogs 🙂


  3. I am so excited you’re joining me (and others) this year, Meike. I am looking forward to reading more from and about you. It’s funny, I used to write a lot of long letters too when I was younger (and I even had notebook that I passed back and forth with a friend too)… so, I hope this little writing exercise this month will give you back a bit of joy in the process of writing (and sharing). Just remember, don’t overthink it… sometimes just sharing a little snippet of your day, or a random thought, can be fun 🙂


  4. I’m relatively new to blogging (a little over a year now) and this is my first time participating in NaBloPoMo (also thanks to San!). I’m excited to follow along and meet new people. It has been such a great adventure this last year getting to know people from all over the world via the blogging community. I think this month will be a lot of fun. I’m excited to follow along and get to know more about you 🙂

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  5. Hey Meike, so glad to meet you and congrats on joining in the NaBloPoMo. I love writing. I think I blog for that peace of mind. Often times when I write I sort my thoughts and actually take the time to think through them. They are not just a chaotic mess in my mind anymore. When I started blogging though I felt like I needed more creativity in my life and I opted to blog and share what crafts I did.

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  6. I’m glad you’re taking on the NaBloPoMo challenge! I hope it will be fun for you because that’s the way it feels for me. 🙂 My motivation is just that I love to write and produce blog posts, and I really love the community that forms during NaBloPoMo. It makes it a lot more fun that we’re all in this together!

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  7. To me it is about “meeting” new people and a challenge. Sometimes I struggle with writing a post several times a week and now I “have” to post everyday. I like that it is low key and less pressure to write about a specific topic. I can write about whatever I want.

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