And all of a sudden the last day of November has arrived :-) It bothers me a bit, that I slipped so close to the finish and didn’t manage to blog on Saturday. What do I think of the whole NaBloPoMo experience? It certainly made me write a lot more, which was the plan. Especially in the first few days I really thought about what I should/could write about and hopefully managed to write some interesting posts and not just recount my ordinary days. But in the end I sort of did that (recount the ordinary) more often than writing about a special topic. I’m not sure what to think of that.
I guess, there is a reason why I posted so rarely in the summer months. I didn’t really have anything interesting to tell from my personal or work life. Or there were possible topics, but I just didn’t know how to put my thoughts into words. When I started to write in English regularily and changed my blog title and everything, the plan was to write more thought-through posts, to only write when I had something to say. Looking back on the almost two years I’m writing in this blog, I didn’t quite keep up with that resolution until this summer. And even then there were probably quite a few random posts.
I think twitter has a lot to do with the lack of posts, especially those random ordinary life posts, in this blog. I tend to blurt out and vent and bitch but also to squee and utter happy thoughts much more on twitter than in a blog posts. Which leaves me with very little to write about, except the project365 (which is not really writing) and TV show reviews and the occasional hockey game.
The weird thing is: I actually want to write more real posts. Write anything in general. But not just about anything, if you know what I mean. There are still quite a few topics I might want to write about, but I never really get a grip on those. I don’t know where or how to start and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to convey my point of view.
I don’t know where that leaves me. And this blog. *sigh* I’m not closing down, don’t worry. The NaBloPoMo at least taught me, that I might be doing better with some kind of assignment. Be given a special topic to think and write about. Which makes this blogging sound like work, but it wouldn’t really be. Like I said, I want to write. I just need some more inspiration :-) Maybe I should participate in more blog memes and such to get the inspiration I’m looking for.
Until then there is still one topic left from the NaBloPoMo topics I thought I might write about and I’m planning to do that later this week…
Writing is freaking hard, and I’ve loved the prompting that NaBloPoMo gave me. I’m with you, I want to write more real posts, and I think that getting help from prompts, be it Friday Five or whatever, to keep the juices flowing on a regular basis.
I’m glad you gave this a spin though – it’s been fun to read every day.