From Tracie: This November Will Not Be A Waste | NaBloPoMo

Saturday, November 01, 2014

This November Will Not Be A Waste | NaBloPoMo

When I wrote about getting back to the soul of blogging earlier this week, I had an echo in the back of my mind.

"NaBloPoMo" it cried, "NaBloPoMo!"

I took note when Adrienne mentioned her November blogging plans in her comment.


The echo got louder.


"Really?" I thought to myself, "am I really going to do this?"


I did NaBloPoMo last year, and it was rewarding, but so very hard. Did I really want to take on this challenge? And if so, did I really want to announce I was doing it? Maybe I could just resolve to do it without saying anything specific, and then if I failed to complete my goal, no one would know.

Here's the thing: I might not make it.

It is called a challenge for a reason.

But I have a lot of things I've been meaning to write the last couple of months. And I have some ideas for things I want to do and write about in the next few weeks. And I know that a little bit of accountability can only help.

So I'm telling you my November plans now.

I will be doing NaBloPoMo this month.

Even though I'm working more, and we are playing a bit of homeschool catch up from the traveling that has happened this school year, and I am almost ten books behind on my GoodReads goal for the year, and I really should undertake a complete and total reorganization of our entire living space - I am going to do NaBloPoMo.

Because in the midst of all of those things, I want to make space for writing, and it seems like letting you know that I am planning on publishing a post every day is good first step.

Welcome to November.

Bring on the blogging.

NaBloPoMo November 2014

When you give yourself space to be creative, to share your voice, and to participate in the blogging community, you are not at all wasting time on the internet.

Are you doing NaBloPoMo this year?


  1. Aww, wishing you the best of luck with this challenge, Tracie ;)

  2. You will do great. I can wait to see what words and stories come to us as you settle into a rhythm.

  3. Bring it! Good luck, you've got this.

  4. Yes, I am doing NaBloPoMo for the first time this year. I am afraid I won't make it but trying very hard. And oh my poor Goidreads goal. I am so very far behind! Good luck Tracie, I will be cheering you on!

  5. Well until I lost everything earlier this year I had been blogging for 7 years. I totally agree with this. Starting over this time for me has been hard. Very hard. It has become a numbers game in a matter of a few months and I hate it. I miss the ability to have followers who READ what you write, not just because you want good numbers for some other social site. sighs. I am in on NaBloPoMo as well. Hoping that something turns around in the next 30 days.. Starting over truly sucks.

  6. I remember you did this last year and I thought I might try it this year because it was all the buzz...but no, I'm not. I wish you the best and can't wait to read. Hey, we still need to do our post. I haven't forgotten. :)