Unfortunately, it’s not what you’re thinking. I haven’t met a gorgeous guy and made wild, passionate— I’m totally digressing here.
What I mean is, I successfully completed NaBloPoMo! You know — one blog post every single day for the month of November? Well today is December
3rd 9th! Yassss! (And yes, I’ve been MIA ever since. While i was away, someone even made it on a second date. I’ll fill you guys in later!)
I benefited from NaBloPoMo in several ways:
1) First off, the challenge forced me out of my comfort zone because I didn’t have as much time to filter myself. I published articles without taking as much care omit things that I wasn’t 100% sure about sharing. Like the rant about a flaky, but hella attractive date. I woke up in a compromising position after seeing him. Sharing that was really uncomfortable. A few mornings I woke up thinking “Why did I post that last night? What the hell was I thinking?”
2) I wrote about subjects I hadn’t previously touched on – like my ex-boyfriend who suffered the stroke. Once he recovered speech, he spoke more candidly than he had in years. I never felt inclined to write about him, even though we spent eleven years together, but I touched on that. Most recently he told me “When I was with you, I had a good friend.” Hindsight is a mother. I also wrote about interracial dating, which never really mattered to me before. A Chinese candidate really pissed me off.
3) My readership increased! Yayy! I realize there’s no better way to build a following than to post consistent content that resonates with people. (Thanks y’all!)
And then some…
Top blog posts of November 2K13 (by combined number of “likes” and comments):
2) This Bitch
Thank you for joining me on this challenge! It’s been real. I think 3 posts a week is a reasonable number for me now.
Cheers! Let me know your thoughts, if any, on content posted during NaBloPoMo.