NaBloPoMo: Failure

Hi, I can’t write blog posts every day for a month.

I missed writing yesterday. Well, I didn’t miss it. I wasn’t wondering where it was or who it was with or if it liked them better than me or if it was bringing cake home. I just never got around to it.

I’ve been writing these posts in the late afternoon or at night, and yesterday instead of writing I was making dinner for the family and for a couple of friends we were having over. Then, during the evening I was talking to friends and then something something something Hello 7 am!

So, no more posts on philosophical subjects. I’m back to intermittent posts about parenthood and some pictures and maybe even a product review or two.

NaBloPoMo didn’t make me want to write, really. Maybe it’s more motivating for other people, more writerly types. I just bore myself when I try to force material out the door.

11 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo: Failure”

  1. Aw…no harm, no foul. What NaBloPoMo is making me do more so than write every day is to reconnect with all those Bloggers who I really do enjoy reading and conversing with via their blogs. Facebook is nice. Twitter is fun. But sometimes, I like an extended, fully formed thought. I can wait for those.

    But when I wasn't blogging, I missed out on all the great writing out there. I think I was getting caught up in all the "politics" of blogging and the New Rules and How To Blog The Right Way, and the joy was being sucked out for me. That didn't mean that there still aren't honest-to-goodness good writers out there, writing under the radar of Top Lists and big bucks brand names…there are.

    You're one of them. Write when you will, as you will. I'm back to read. :-)

  2. Aw…no harm, no foul. What NaBloPoMo is making me do more so than write every day is to reconnect with all those Bloggers who I really do enjoy reading and conversing with via their blogs. Facebook is nice. Twitter is fun. But sometimes, I like an extended, fully formed thought. I can wait for those.

    But when I wasn’t blogging, I missed out on all the great writing out there. I think I was getting caught up in all the “politics” of blogging and the New Rules and How To Blog The Right Way, and the joy was being sucked out for me. That didn’t mean that there still aren’t honest-to-goodness good writers out there, writing under the radar of Top Lists and big bucks brand names…there are.

    You’re one of them. Write when you will, as you will. I’m back to read. :-)

  3. I can't do it either. I tried it and failed miserably after ONE DAY. So I just stopped setting unrealistic expectations that will just leave me with a vague sense of self loathing and get back to liking my imperfect self again.

  4. I can’t do it either. I tried it and failed miserably after ONE DAY. So I just stopped setting unrealistic expectations that will just leave me with a vague sense of self loathing and get back to liking my imperfect self again.

  5. Dude. Not just you. I've come to realize 2 things about my blogging:

    1. I DO miss blogging; but,

    2. Everyday is too much.

    I guess I'll try blogging more than once every 3 months, but not EVERY. DAMN. DAY.

  6. Dude. Not just you. I’ve come to realize 2 things about my blogging:
    1. I DO miss blogging; but,
    2. Everyday is too much.
    I guess I’ll try blogging more than once every 3 months, but not EVERY. DAMN. DAY.

  7. Not a failure….I call it a success…..because I was getting ready to throw in a comment and BEG you to go back to writing intermittent posts about parenthood and pictures and real life. Glad you came to your senses.

  8. Not a failure….I call it a success…..because I was getting ready to throw in a comment and BEG you to go back to writing intermittent posts about parenthood and pictures and real life. Glad you came to your senses.

  9. I too am a NaBloPoMo failure. Welcome. *sigh* And I suspect there are more of us out there than we think. But seriously, that's real pressure, like quitting smoking or going on a diet, and who wants that?

    -More musings, thoughts, and reflections on fatherhood @www.googoodadda.com

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