Saturday, November 2, 2013

So much for 61 days of blogging (much less 31)!

Well, I failed #31Days pretty epically.  I managed to post for 17 days, then missed two when I was out of town, then wrote one more, and then...nothing else.

Lesson learned: I can't force myself to write every day and expect it to always be fun (for me) or worthwhile (for you).  I honestly think there are only about four posts of the 18 that I am remotely proud of.

So, I will NOT be doing NaBloPoMo this year.  I know...gasp!  I've attempted it every year since, like...2008 I think?  And succeeded all but once or twice. But even when I did post every day for a month, it NEVER FAILS that at least 1/3 of my posts are total crap because I just write for the sake of saying I did it.

It would be one thing if these write-every-day challenges actually served to help me write better stuff or be more inspired or something.  But if all they do is make me frustrated most of the time, or stress me out about "failure," then I think it's time to admit that they're not for me.

But I DO want to write more on this blog, and I want what I write to be worthwhile.  So I guess I need to work on that in some way other than pressure-filled challenges.

Probably it all boils down to prioritizing my time better, which seems to be the cause for a lot of my issues (messy house, rarely cooking real food, lack of sufficient sleep...).

More on that later. :-)