A Challenge Renewed

NaBloPoMo November 2013Two years ago, my view of blogging changed. It changed due to exposure to the many mommy and humor bloggers I didn’t know existed until I joined Twitter. One of these mommy bloggers, Diana Stone of Diana Wrote, encouraged me to take on a BlogHer challenge, NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) in November. This endeavor meant blogging every day. I didn’t think I could do it, but I tried anyway. And, you know what? I succeeded. 

During that month, I learned more about myself and even my desire to blog and write. I realized that blogging could happen more than just twice a month or once a week. I could write more often. I should write more often. I made changes to my blog. I worked hard to make it more reader friendly. Unfortunately, after NaBloPoMo ended, I did not keep up my goal of writing 2-3 times a week. I wanted to, but struggled with coming up with things to write. 

In the past 6 months, I got past that nagging writer’s block that held me back for so long. I realized that I had been working too hard to come up with topics for my writing; that everyday life was enough. I’ve become quite passionate about blogging and wanting to grow as a writer and help my blog reach more readers. I believe taking on the NaBloPoMo challenge this month is one way to attain my goals. It will stretch me as a writer (although I’m grateful BlogHer has writing prompts available on the days I get stuck) and assist me in expanding my readership.

I hope you stick around for this crazy ride. If you want to join this challenge, please click here so you can learn more! 

About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.



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    1. Thanks! I’m so glad you will keep up with my challenge. I bet you could do it, but it has to be right for you. I thought about doing it last year; however, since I knew I would be giving birth to my youngest on the 5th of November, I didn’t think I could commit. 😉 We all have to know our limits. LOL

  1. Hi! I’m also doin’ the BogHer NaBloPoMo insanity, which would be how I found you. And I’m glad I did!
    Oh, how I feel your pain on the frequent updates, but I have every faith you’re gonna make it happen!
    *raising coffe mug* Here’s to a great month!

    1. How are you surviving thus far? I know it is only 3 days in, but for some reason it always seems hardest at the beginning. 😉

  2. Good luck! I did a challenge earlier this year and it was hard. Since then I’ve settled in to posting about 3 times a week, sometimes 4, sometimes 2. I’d like to be more consistent with 3-4 though. I think these challenges are a good way to get you in the groove!!

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