Well, I did it. I finished National Blog Posting Month with this, my 30th post in 30 days. I am humbled by the perseverance required to write and publish everyday, and I learned a few things:
1. I can find some topics to write about that might be of interest to myself and maybe a couple of others.
2. The practice of writing everyday is very good for my writing skills. It's a lesson in craftsmanship. One has to think about structure, vocabulary, purpose and breadth.
3. While the practice of writing everyday is good for writing, publishing everyday is not. There were very many days this month when it pained me to push that publish button. I know that if I had more time, if I thought a little bit more, my posts would be more interesting. I mean, who really wants to hear every, little mundane detail of someone else's life? For me, it's better to write when I have something to say.
4. I can show my children through my example that when you commit to something, you must fulfill this commitment. A couple of times when I wanted to quit, I knew that I'd be sending the wrong message.
So now that it's over, what am I going to do with all that free time? Maybe I'll pay a little more attention to my kids. Maybe I'll be able to read more books. Maybe I'll have that time to organize my office.Maybe I'll think of more blog topics. I don't think I'll publish everyday anymore, but I do know that I'll keep writing. It's what I do.
Thanks for coming along with me this month. It's been quite a ride. Now, I'm going to hibernate......