Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Have you lost your mind, child?

I mentioned last month that I signed up for the NaBloPoMo, where you write a blog entry every day for an entire month. Since I signed up in the middle of November, I didn't get the chance to really get into it last month, so I decided to wait until today, the first day of December, to get started. So this is my official first post for the month :)

I woke up this morning thinking about writing in my blog, and it occurred to me just what I am getting myself into. Not only am I going to try to write every day for a month, but I picked the month of December. I seriously think I have lost my mind in attempting this. December is not only busy for me because of the usual holiday stuff that people have, the shopping, the parties, the town Christmas parade, but as a church secretary, it is even more so. I think I have mentioned before, but this month is our Superbowl. There is constantly something going on at the church during December, even if it isn't something I am directly involved in. There are Sunday School class parties, and get togethers, and programs, and events, all of which I am in some way a part of.

So, can I do it? Can I write a blog entry every day for this month? Honestly, I don't know, but I am sure going to give it a try. In some ways, I think it will be easier in December, because at least then I will have stuff to talk about each day, right?

Since this entry is already random and has no theme, I figure I might as well continue with my spew of thoughts this morning. I had such a good time yesterday reading all the blog entries for Mrs. Flinger's writing challenge. In retrospect, I wish I had a more interesting story to tell yesterday (not saying I wanted to be embarrassed, but I do like to appear interesting when people ask us to share a story). I am looking forward to each week and seeing if I can improve my writing. I am looking forward to going back to the entries I most liked yesterday, and adding some people to my blog roll.

I like events like that because, #1, they give me a topic to write about at least once a week, and that certainly gets my mind to working, and #2, they give me a sense of community, a chance to belong. I think that is what I envy the most about the bloggers that have a large following, that feeling that people care about the words you are writing, the feelings you are sharing. Don't get me wrong, there ARE people in my personal life that read my blog and care very much about what I write, and I don't take that for granted. But I think deep down inside each of us is the desire to feel popular, to be accepted. I think we blog because we want our story to be heard.

I don't really know where I am going with this post anymore, so I guess I will go now. Goodness knows, there is plenty to be done around the office.


  1. My first thought was December should be a great month for you to try this because you had so much going on. Then you said the same thing later on. lol I think if you even post a picture with no words (i.e., Wordless Wednesday) that counts as a post. Its quick and easy and helps you rise to the challenge.

    For me, blogging is about meeting, sharing, and supporting. It is wonderful to feel loved and to reciprocate that. I also think we meet people on here we might not think twice about in real life because we don't realize in real life how interesting other people are. On top of that, some of us really need a support system we don't get in real life.

    People may think bloggers are weird, but it is just because they don't get it.

  2. Good luck Jennifer! I don't know if I'm going to try and blog every day this month. On one hand I want to since I didn't win in November but... I also want a break after the duel insane missions of last month.

  3. The title of your blog made me smile. =)

  4. Dear, sweet Ifer, I left you a lovely present on my blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed giving it.

    *big hugs!*

  5. Go you!

    I think it's robably easier to write entires when you've got a lot going on. The worst of NaBloPoMo is sitting around all day trying to think of something to write about.