November 30, 2010

When thinking about how I was going to wrap up NaBloPoMo this year, I thought bout other ways I’ve done it.

So, finishing my fifth NaBloPoMo, I wondered what I was going to do about a final post.  Instead of talking about the past, I’d like to look towards the future.  Because in part, when we talk about favorite months and least-favorite months, mine are back-to-back.  Most favorite: October.  Least favorite: November.

Which is not to say that part of my dislike is because of NaBloPoMo.  I just find that my Novembers are pretty fraught with stress.

This of course begs the question: do I remember my Novembers being stressful because they are? Or are they stressful because I’m keeping score?

So let’s look to the future, shall we?

I know that I say this every year, but NaBloPoMo inspires me to blog on a more permanent basis.  Once I got over the fact that I was not going to be the next Dooce, or Pioneer Woman, or even Sundry, I focused on keeping a blog for me.

My plan is to turn my blog, my Flickr, and my tweets into a compendium that I can keep for posterity.  One of my favorite things to do is go through old boxes and read and see what I was like “way back when,” as cringe-inducing as it may be.  Since I don’t keep a physical journal, diary, chapbook, whatever, this is the best way to do it.

My project for December as I move into the end of the year is to start compiling this stuff together and get the files ready for when I do have an actual computer again.

Of course, I’ll still make a point to make accounts of my December.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end, as the saying goes.  The end of 2010 NaBloPoMo ushers in a new outlook on blogging, with an actual roadmap for accomplishment.