NaBloPoMo: Fellow Bloggers Nurture Each Other
By melanie jean juneau on November 02, 2013
About 18 months ago, when I closeted myself in a room to sit down and write, I froze. I considered writing to be a solitary craft but looking at a blank screen or talking into thin air was a sterile exercise in futility for me. I could not translate the same creative energy that I experienced telling a story verbally to the keyboard. My intuitive, imaginative side stayed buried and my logical intellect wrote boring drivel.
Then I started to blog and people started to comment on my writing. They liked my stories. I was shocked. These new online friends helped me gain confidence which it turn helped my writing. Early on I read that bloggers are supportive and unselfishly helpful, rejoicing in each others success and offering free guidance . Well, I discovered that this statement is true.
So, I have Joined NaBloPoMo This November since I barely miss a day writing anyway. My first post just missed getting published on Nov. 1 , but they allow a few days for people to join anyway. I have written on all sorts of different topics lately but I want to concentrate on all my untold kid and mummy stories this month. This means I will be prodding my kids memories. Last year, the first year I participated in this momentous event, I combined BlogHer’s and WordPress’s NaBloPoMo with one run by a health site. I found the daily prompts help me discover stories which would never have seen the light of day without their help.
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