My month-long experiment, aka NaBloPoMo, ends today. Thanks to all who read along.
Despite its having been a stressful month, I’m glad I took this plunge because it taught me a little something. Three little somethings, actually.
1. Every post doesn’t have to be about personal finance. Although I identify the site as a hybrid (PF plus lifeitsownself), I used to get jumpy if I went too long without some mention of money. But how many times can you reinvent the financial wheel? I was reminded that it’s fun to share other stuff, too — and judging from the comments, readers find it fun to read.
2. Every post doesn’t have to be the Magna Freakin’ Carta. Sometimes I’d go five or six days between entries because I couldn’t think of a grand theme or a new PF slant. This month I learned that a short piece about a money-saving webinar or about the sadness of finding books in a dumpster could resonate with somebody, somewhere.
3. Posting more often is very satisfying. This month’s post-a-day pace was at times quite challenging. Yet it felt good to see more dates in the queue vs. going almost a week between articles.
Back in November I’d fretted about not posting often enough but hadn’t come up with a way a solution. Now I have one: Starting tomorrow I’ll be writing only three times a week for MSN Money (Monday through Friday) and on a broader range of topics. Both changes will greatly reduce the stress of my writing life.
Not that I’m promising daily posts for the rest of my life, you understand. But I’m looking forward to weighing in more often. Here’s hoping you’ll keep reading.