I committed to writing a blog post each day of this month as a participant in National Blog Posting Month, NaBloPoMo. Today marks the last day and I did it! I blogged each day for 30 days.
The first year I blogged, I wrote a total of 54 posts. In one month, I wrote more than 50% of the content I wrote in my entire first year of blogging.
So what did I learn?
Well, I learned you like sweet recipes better than savory. At least in November. If I did this in January, perhaps my odes to kale would be better received. 😉
I learned you prefer recipes to restaurant and travel recommendations…unless you are planning a quickly-approaching visit to that specific area.
Also gleaned from the experience: the more I blog, the more proficient I become at the boring technical stuff that goes on behind the scenes. Some of the tasks become almost a reflex. I hope to keep this level of proficiency as it gives me more time to create in the kitchen, more time to dine out and travel.
Tonight I pondered whether I will continue blogging as frequently or if this experience will change how often I write. While I enjoyed the experience, I don’t feel it is possible for me to turn out high quality posts every single day. I AM going to create more recipes, visit more restaurants, go on more adventures and share with you, just not every single day.
Thanks for coming along for the NaBloPoMo journey with me. Thanks for cheering me on, leaving comments on my posts and encouraging me to stick with it this month. I’m so glad I gave it a go!
Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts says
Bravo, Johnna! I had to laugh on the kale in January. I guess you could get most folks to eat just about anything healthy after the holidays. 😉
Thanks, Shirley! I may re-name the first month of the year “Kale-uary.” 🙂
robert ballard says
WOW! You did it! I never could do that and you pretty much churned out good posts not just posts.
As far as your statement about “I learned you prefer recipes to restaurant and travel recommendations”… tain’t true on my end. Since I rarely do celiac stuff I love to read about any and all things you do, it’s refreshing how refreshing you are.
You are a special person.
Thank you for the encouragement, Robert. I hear two concerns about not just Celiac but many dietary restrictions: cost and travel difficulty. I really want to keep writing more about food travel so I appreciate your comment.
Happy holidays to you and Kittie!
robert ballard says
I love that you did NaBloPoMo. I failed when I went back home for Thanksgiving…totally forgot that my site is set to only allow my home IP to log in (multiple hack attempts). So even though I had posts in mind, they didn’t make it to the blog. I’m disappointed that I didn’t think ahead, but it’s ok. Like you, I learned quite a bit from what I was able to do, and I loved following along with your posts. Big hugs.