Two 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!