When thinking about how I was going to wrap up NaBloPoMo this year, I thought bout other ways I’ve done it.
- 2006 was a basic entry (I didn’t actually finish the challenge),
- 2007 I just wrote something to throw it up there to qualify,
- 2008 I did my favorite finish and did a month-recap, and
- 2009 I referenced a quote about writing.
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.