Friday, 1 November 2013

NaBloPoMo 2013

It's November already and time to think about blogging, or rather the lack of it this year.  My blogging is not as frequent as I would like and there are occasions when I just don't have the energy to sit down and write. 
There have been times in the last two years when I have seriously thought about whether I should continue with a blog.  I seem to recall mentioning this at the same time last year.
So why do I blog?  It certainly isn't for the legions of followers (!)  As my blog posts have become less frequent, I'm sure that my followers have disappeared, but there are still a few loyal friends who read and comment on my posts.
My reasons for blogging are more personal.  It is a form of self-expression; one where for most of the time, I am not facing criticism for the way I've done things and it is a creative writing outlet.  In these days of social media and instant communication, it is still good to be able to write a journal, even if it is online.
The challenge this month is to post every day on a subject of my choice.  Now that can't be so difficult can it?  Watch this space....


Tracy said...

My heart goes out to you, Marie... your previous post was so heartfelt, and I hope very much tensions will ease and days take a brighter turn for you. I was wondering if you'd be doing NaBloPoMo this year. And glad you will be! :o) I'm online less these days myself, but I do enjoy blogging for the friendships I've made through the years and not least for the creative outlet it provides. In a lot of ways it amazes me the blogging format as it is is still around, given how different types of social media have taken over. Here's to blogs! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

VintagePretty said...

Hooray! I'm so glad that you're going to participate. It's not easy and I had forgotten about it until 10am this morning, but I'm going to give it a go as I have done every year (except 2011) since 2007 - it has become a bit of a ritual now, and I think I'd miss not doing it. I'm glad that you've come to the decision to continue blogging. I definitely ask myself 'what's the point if not many people read?' but going back through some of the posts, I am able to remember things I'd otherwise forgotten. Though it is in a public forum, I find that wanting to 'put something out there' is my impetus to continue blogging.

Anyway, I eagerly await your blog posts :) Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Tash from

Rosie said...

Ah, it's that time of year again. I will pop back regularly to read your posts:)