Sunday, November 2, 2014

Is #NaBloPoMo Lite a Thing?

November is National Blog Posting Month when bloggers commit to posting every single day for a month. They participate in writing challenges, prompts, Linkys. It makes for great reading, if you have the time. I love it when my favorite bloggers rise to the NaBloPoMo challenge.

I’ve never participated in NaBloPoMo. Writing every single day is a big commitment. And since I’ve only posted five times in the last three months, you can imagine how daunting a daily blog post seems to me these days. Besides, I always thought that posting every day was blogging overkill. Plus I doubt you have time to read my words every single day anyway, right?

I can see how NaBloPoMo can be great for people with writer’s block, but writer’s block has never been my problem. I have drafts, outlines and half-written blog posts saved everywhere. I write in my head while I drive, shower, cook… constantly. My ideas and topics that I need to write about are endless. All day, I think in blog posts. The words cram up inside my brain until I have the time to let them out. And I never have the time.

Time is my real problem. I can’t make the time to blog anymore. Because blogging time is ME time, and I feel selfish taking ME time when there so many other things I need to do. So blogging falls down to the bottom of the priority list, along with massages, pedicures, curling up with a good book (or blog), and going to the gym. Blogging has become yet another luxury that this SAHM/WAHM/WOHM cannot afford.


I miss blogging. I miss you! But as I sit and write this first NaBloPoMo post (for which I am already a day late), I’ve been interrupted four times by two sick children who should be sleeping. It’s a damn travesty when takes me three hours to eek out a pathetic 385 words.

I know with NaBloPoMo, you’re either all in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as “NaBloPoMo Lite.” So I guess I’m out. But hopefully seeing all of your beautiful posts flood my inbox this month will be enough to inspire me to start taking ME time again and raise this poor, neglected blog up a bit higher on the priority list.