No matter what other people have told me, friends and family alike, I’ve never really felt like I’m a “writer”. I write much like I talk and I don’t particularly think that’s anything I’d call “writing”. When I think of someone being a “writer” I think of books. Or even blog posts that all have a beginning, middle and end. Ones that have a purpose. Ones that move you.
Sure I have written like that before, and there’s even posts I’ve written that I’m particularly proud of, but I don’t think I do it on a regular basis enough to call myself a writer.
You may or may not have noticed, but I have posted every single day for the month so far. Yes, even on the weekends. Or, chances are, you didn’t notice…and that’s cool too. Either way, I’m participating in this year’s NaBloPoMo, or for you non-bloggers wondering what the hell that means…National Blog Posting Month. I’ve made the commitment to myself that I will post every single day in the month of November.
If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you may remember that I did it, or at least attempted to, a couple of years ago. I had the month all planned out, creating new “features” on the blog like recipe reviews and such.
This year I’m taking a different approach. I’m doing it to write. Nothing more, nothing less. I want to get back into the habit of it being a habit. A lot of my posts for the month will probably be random stream of consciousness posts that I don’t even share or “promote” once I hit publish. Not because I don’t want people to read what I’ve written, but because I’m doing this for myself more than anything.
So far, all my posts have been quick little recaps written from my phone. That could end up being the majority of what I do for the month, but the point will be that I’ve done it.
Anyway, my point is this…whether you want to or not, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of me around these parts in November. So here we go!