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Why do NoBloPoMo?

November 1, 2011

First off, let me answer the question “what the hell is NaBloPoMo??” To start, it’s short for National Blog Posting Month, a time when people commit to posting on their blogs at least once a day for the full month.

For me, it’s torture. I’ve promised numerous times that I would blog more, yet…I don’t update as often as I wish I did. I frequently say, “there’s a blog post in my head that I need to write” ™. There are multiple reasons as to why I don’t blog and the one I’ll admit publicly is that my ADHD is too severe to sit down and…LOOK! Shiny things!!

In all honesty, I get stage fright when I write.  I wonder if readers will fully follow my train of thought. But don’t worry, it’s not you; it’s me. It’s hard to get the thoughts from my head to my fingers fast enough and I think that more times than not, my thoughts end up being a mumbled mess of words that I totally understand because they’re MY thoughts, yet make no sense to those outside of my head. Does that make sense? I’m also the first to admit that my grammar is horrific. And even as I type that sentence, I’m refusing the urge to research if that’s the correct form of the word horror to use.**

Because of these roadblocks I create for myself, my routine is to draft a post and never publish it, for fear of it sounding unintelligent on multiple levels. Truth be told, I have a high IQ (I was accepted into Mensa)*** and enjoy deep conversation. It’s just easier to abandon my thoughts than finish a post and click the publish button.

So there you have it. Honesty…horrific grammar and all, as well as the precise reason as to WHY I’m doing NaBloPoMo. It will give me an opportunity to hopefully break through these roadblocks. I hope you’ll join me for the ride and as a bonus, I give you permission to call me a masochist as I kick off NaBloPoMo.




**I lied–I totally looked it up.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2011 3:54 pm

    You should post more… and so should I. I’m also afraid of the commitment that comes with followers/fans to continue to write. Maybe thats just what I need though…

    • November 1, 2011 3:55 pm

      Do it with me! We’ll have a good start as we’ll be able to encourage each other next week while we’re hanging in Austin together. Get something up tonight…doesn’t have to be a deep thought. 😉 Just do it!! 😀

  2. November 1, 2011 4:30 pm

    Wooohooo! Keep it up, lady… I’m reading! xo

  3. November 2, 2011 12:10 pm

    Yay! I’m excited to read your words all month. And I know you’re a smartie pants. no secret there, horrible grammar or no.


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