And maybe you’re wondering why every title includes the “maybe” word.
Well, wonder NO more.
Reason #1: Not exactly like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the “knock-off” site, NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) promotes posting every day. While November is the BIG promo for NaBloPoMo, the organization does invite bloggers to respond to a different theme for every month.
This month, the theme is MAYBE, and for some unexplained reason, it struck a chord. I hated the word when I was a kid because it was a way my parents had of putting off a decision:
“Mom, can I sleep over at Diane’s?”
“Maybe. We’ll see. Let me think about it.” (Three ways to say “maybe.”)
“Dad, can I sleep over at Diane’s?”
“Maybe you should ask your mother.”
When I became a mom, however, my 4 boys soon learned that when Mom said “maybe,” it usually meant “yes.” But when Dad said “maybe,” it was a “no,” unless Mom could work her magic on him.
Reason #2. WordPress.com, my publishing platform of choice, is also sponsoring a post-a-day OR a post-a-week challenge. I opted for the weekly route because I WAS pretty good about posting that often. BUT life got crazy all around me, and I was lucky to publish every 10 days.
Now that things have calmed a teeny-tiny bit, I thought posting every day would get me back in the writing groove, and it has.
Reason #3: During my “I’m-too-busy-to-blog” weeks, dozens of writing ideas haunted me. WordPress sends me writing ideas every day, along with Plinky. But I don’t really need writing ideas as my life is crazy enough to generate topics that attack me from every direction. I realize, however, that if I don’t get them in print fast, I’ll forget. (I’ve been dying to post that PooParty blog!)
I also have dozens of pictures I want to share. April was a bit of a travel month, and so I know you are waiting with baited breath to see my Bryce Canyon and Albuquerque shots!
Reason #4: Blogging often builds up readership. While that isn’t the main reason I do this, it is still a thrill to learn that someone enjoyed what you had to say about something – even if the topic is poo.
Reason #5: I just love to reflect and to write. End of story.
Until tomorrow, rbs
May 6, 2011 at 9:24 AM
Writing every day! Good idea. I remember doing that one year, and it did get me primed–so to say–to write. And it does make a difference when/if you hope to build your readership. What I think I get out of the whole deal is summed up in the lead-in quote on My Wintersong. “In our lives there are moments of great beauty that are so fragile, so transitory, that to experience them is pure joy. To share them is to know the essence of living” (GWEN JAMES). I don’t have any idea who Gwen James is or was, but I’ll never forget her words. Go for it and good luck!