Reflecting on NaBloPoMo, 2014
Well it’s the last day of National Blog Posting Month and Madge has run the table.
Way back on Day One, she knew it would be a challenge, but Madge was determined to see it through. By the third day it was apparent this might have not been the smartest idea, since Madge did have a few online retail shops to run and the Christmas shopping season had just begun. It wasn’t that she didn’t have enough ideas; it was the time commitment that took way from getting inventory into her shops. Taking product photos, preparing listings and sending out orders was already a full-time job, how on earth was she going to get this done?
The good news? Madge had a long list of topics that she once feared would never get written by posting only once a month. The bad news, Madge has now gone through the long list of topics she feared she would never get to. BlogHer, the NaBloPoMo site, did send out a suggestion each day, but most were of the ilk “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be” and Madge isn’t much for navel gazing.
So what was learned? Number one, it is possible to write and post daily. Even if you only have a germ of an idea just start writing. Eventually you will come out at the other end with something fairly readable. NaBloPoMo had no requirements on length and there was even the suggestion that posting a photo with some comments would count. Madge strove daily to write real content and for the most part is proud of her efforts. The hardest part was getting something up on Saturdays and Sundays but Mr. Madge was very understanding.
Number two, if you really make a commitment it’s amazing what you can accomplish. It was a close call, more than once a post went up at 11:55 p.m., and admittedly, not all were winners.
Madge profusely thanks that hardy little band who diligently read each daily post and commenting on most of them. A special thanks goes out to Pam, Carolyn, Mary, Ann, Brenda and Adrienne. Your encouragement kept this old gal going,
Will the daily posts continue? Not on your life. But Madge is shooting for posting something each week and after this month she will have very few excuses not to get that done.
Here’s a recap of the month:
So now that National Blog Posting Month is over Madge can finally get to that stack of inventory.