When I started this little adventure at the beginning of this month, some insane part of me decided that my plate wouldn’t be full enough so I added a few more tidbits here and there, which probably wasn’t a really good idea but you know, wisdom on hindsight and all that.
Linda ..ah what a wise one she is. “Balance” she said. Like an oracle from ancient Greece she continued “Librans need balance”. And you know, to give myself credit I did heed her words.
I said I was curious as to how I would handle this month specially with my past (failed) experimentation with WordPress Daily Blog Challenge. It made it even more interesting as I had to work three days a week with hours that wouldn’t allow me to do a post unless I woke up at four in the morning or slept after midnight.
How did I handle it?
Well…I think I handled it pretty well (kinda, sorta). Using “Quote” posts in between helped a bunch and so did breaking up long posts into parts. Using my off days to scheduled posts through the week was something that had to be done, so Thank you WordPress for incorporating that little trick.
I’ve got to admit something though. By the time the third week rolled by my mind was getting pretty drained which was why I am *so* grateful I had those blog awards waiting to be posted. Props to Binky for suggesting that I needed a post with cute kittens! And you know, participating in Linda’s Retrograde Challenge and Rara’s International Label Day helped by providing me with some material to write. (links are under Announcements in the right sidebar)
At the beginning of this month when it was all still so fresh and nice, I managed not only keeping up with my lovely blog friends but made new ones as well. However, that sort of petered out. As I’m typing this, one week before it’s scheduled to be posted, sitting in my WP reader are a gabazillion wonderful blog posts to be read, commented and liked; plus the adventures happening over at Wombania. That’s what I’m sorta disappointed in, that I couldn’t keep up with the blogging and the reading of blog posts.
There were times specially in the last two weeks when I felt like giving up. My justifications would have been, I don’t really owe it to anyone but me to follow this through, I can make the choice to do what I want to do, I should really just take this as a lesson in letting go, you’re neglecting replying to comments and reading your friends’ blogs…that’s terrible! (and the list went on) What I did though was to choose to stick with it. Sometimes the choice to be made and the lessons to be learned really isn’t what you would expect or what your mind tries to tell you it is.
So will I ever attempt to do this again?
As crazy as this is going to sound…I’ll meet you next year, same month and same place!! (I’d like to have the right to recall this crazy suggestion when the time comes 😛 )
So thank you friends for joining me on this wonderfully insane ride that I took. Thank you for your patience and your visits and comments even though I was pretty bad at visiting your blogs. And a BIG (advanced) thank you to whomever knocks some sense into me when November comes around next year 😛
And just because I CAN…
PS: The lyrics makes me think of stuff like Sirians, Lemurians, Atlantis, Reincarnation…but for this post..it’s the Final Countdown folks.
So all you NaBloPoMo-ers and NaNoWriMo-ers…whose habit wasn’t to write daily but did it anyway…YAY!!!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!