One post a day, all month.

Those of you who’ve been keeping score may have noticed that I’ve been posting more frequently. A lot more frequently. That’s because I bought into the BlogHer version of National Blog Posting Month.

th-2Normally NaBloPoMo occurs in November. Over at BlogHer it apparently happens every month. I didn’t know that when I made a secret promise to give this a try.

The theme this month is “risk.” Appropriate, because I thought I couldn’t do it.

In fact, I didn’t identify as a participant because I was afraid I’d then miss a day. The reason I’m outing myself now is to keep myself focused on completing the month.

I’ve struggled with work-life balance a lot in the past year. So why put more pressure on myself? To try and get myself into the habit of posting often, i.e., to realize that not every article has to be the Magna Freakin’ Carta. It could just be a short piece about a free coupon webinar or a rumination on re-learning how to play.

Of course, I could also write a long screed about the division of household labor. But only if I felt like it.

When the month is over I hope to have sufficient momentum to begin writing four or five posts a week. That’s for later, though. First I have to get through March.

Wish me luck, and thanks for reading thus far.

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  1. I like it when blogs I enjoy have posts often. You are right, each post does not have to be long. Some bloggers have said that not posting often causes readers to want more–not so for me.

  2. I also am enjoying hearing from you more…especially about settling into your Alaska life.

    Write the Great Opus of Life some other time. Just tell us what you’re thinking and doing…that’s good enough.

  3. Holly Samlan

    I noticed this and even commented on the not msn board. I REALLY like when you post more often than 1-2x/week. Seems like the posts here are more in keeping w/my life stage than many of your job (msn cool) posts.

    • Donna Freedman

      Ha! It was your comment at the Not MSN board that made me realize “I’d better write something about this.” Thanks, Holly.

  4. I too am enjoying your more frequent blog posts, long & short. Thanks for writing.

  5. Yeah, Donna, I noticed the high frequency of your posts. I kind of shook my head but the only thing I could think of was: “Whoa! Alaska and a new man in her life —- certainly must be agreeing with her.” 😀 So I wasn’t exactly right. I still think they had something to do with it. 🙂

    • Donna Freedman

      That new man thing? Well, it certainly doesn’t hurt the frequency of my posts. On the other hand, I’m scrambling to finish everything (day job, edits on a couple of pending freelance pieces, et al.) so that I don’t spend the entire evening glued to the computer. When he gets home I’d rather spend time with him. But yes, it doesn’t hurt at all that he’s fixing dinner or bringing in wood so that I can do these things. 🙂

      • Heather

        I thought the same thing.. I figured it was a new happiness that was causing the motivation! 🙂

  6. I too love all of your posts, long and short. Your blog, along with my e mail is the first think I check every day on my computer. I love hearing about your life as it happens. I love the fact that you have overcome adversity. I love how you give a voice to ordinary hard working women like myself. I love how you constantly motivate us to be more frugal and less wasteful. I love how you do it all with a wonderful sense of humour. Well done on keeping your ‘secret promise’ and I look forward to your upcoming posts whatever the content.

    • Donna Freedman

      [[blushes, pokes toe modestly at the ground]] Thank you, Ash. That means a lot.

  7. We are often capable of more than we believe and it’s good to occasionally push ourselves to find our limits. I encourage you in your effort to stretch yourself. Especially since I enjoy your posts so much. Thanks.

  8. I noticed, but didn’t want to jinx anything by saying something;-) Now all I have to do is figure out what I will do without Google Reader so I don’t miss anything!

    • Donna Freedman

      Good question…Maybe there’s another way to RSS? I’m learning this as I go along.

  9. ImJuniperNow

    You can always quote Sweet Brown: Ain’t nobody got time for that.

  10. lostAnnfound

    I look forward to reading all your posts!

  11. Catseye

    Cool, Donna! Keep on keepin’ on! ;o)

  12. SherryH

    Yeah, I’d noticed you’d really taken off on posting this month. I thought you’d been inspired by the change of scenery, but this is cool, too!

    Good luck, Donna! I know you can do it.

  13. She has to stay indoors, so might as well sit at the computer. It’s so freakin cold up there!


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