A Haiku (or 4) for NaBloPoMo

It’s day 15 of NaBloPoMo. The ides of NaBloPoMo, if you will.

It only seems fitting to celebrate with a haiku. Or 4.

Typing my heart out
And testing my sanity
It’s NaBloPoMo

It is day 15
Daily blogging takes planning
Halfway there. Don’t stop!

Find your blogger voice
Daily writing and sharing
That’s NaBloPoMo

Now on day 15
The ides of NaBloPoMo
Who is still with me?

I wrote these haikus on my phone while waiting for my son’s school bus. I couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I just posted all of them.

Because that’s what NaBloPoMo is all about. Writing when you can. Writing because you don’t know what else you’d rather do.

Are you doing NaBloPoMo? How’s it going? Please feel free to contribute your own haiku in the comments!

(note: a haiku has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third)

Typing My Heart Out in November: NaBloPoMo 2012

NaBloPoMo 2012

It’s that time of year again.

November is National Blog Posting Month. Otherwise known as NaBloPoMo, it’s the time when bloggers everywhere commit to writing daily for the entire month.

While NaBloPoMo actually does occur year round, November is the “birthday” of the event. (It’s sort of the lazy step-sister of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.) More bloggers are involved during November than any other part of the year. Other months have specific themes. For November NaBloPoMo, the theme is simply blogging for blogging’s sake.

Last year, I jumped in with two feet and ended up blogging daily for 61 days in a row. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot. Even through the holidays and the growth of my business, I was able to keep it up and find some amazing bloggers (whose blogs I still read regularly) in the process.

During those 61 days, I also really feel like I hit my stride in the blogging world. Though I’ve been blogging regularly since 2007 (via this and other blogs), writing daily for two busy months taught me how to discipline myself when it comes to writing. I was more thoughtful about my posts. I planned my content and when I would write it, schedule it and share it.

Guess what? Since I completed my daily writing feat, I’ve been blogging regularly ever since. I don’t have trouble finding topics to write about, and I’m better at planning my posts. In fact, I really feel like content for blog posts comes to me at this point.

So, I’m joining the #NaBloPoMo crew again this year.

Did I mention the prizes? According to Melissa Ford, our NaBloPoMo host on Blogher.com, there will be two prize draws per week for people on the official blogroll (add your blog to the blogroll here). Prizes include free passes to BlogHer conferences and Voices of the Year e-books. Of course, you will need to be daily blogging in order to be eligible for the prizes.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for NaBloPoMo, pick up a badge for your blog, and start typing your heart out!

Who’s joining me? (And I’ll totally support you through the process. We’re all in this together!)

Day 61 of Daily Blogging: NaBloPoMo Part 2

laptop keyboardToday marks the end of 2011 and the second month of NaBloPoMo for me. I’ve now been daily blogging for 61 days.

Sixty one days!

When I went into the second month of NaBloPoMo, I was thinking that if I could accomplish daily blogging in November and December, then I can do anything (blogging wise anyway).

I always hear people say that they don’t have time to blog. My response is there is always time to blog, you just have to make a commitment to it. I wanted to make my point through my actions, not just my words.

Well, now I can share my even more experiences and time saving tips about how to write and maintain a blog.

And, yes, sometimes, that means blogging when you could be vegging out on the couch watching mindless TV.

I have to say, though, I’m a bit exhausted after this go around. While I did not struggle to find things to write about, I did find that writing in the midst of the holidays, work projects and the two weeks of family and friends visiting the house, a night of skipping the writing would have been nice.

But, I stuck to my commitment, and I’m happy I did.

I learned a lot through NaBloPoMo, and I’m sure I will do it again. In January, my plan is to post regularly, but probably not daily. (I say this now. We’ll see if I miss the daily blogging. My initial intention was to daily blog for November only.)

Today, I will celebrate my writing accomplishment and a wonderful 2011.

Happy New Year!

Photo Credit: Dreamstime

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...