NaBloPoMo: A Look Back and A Look Ahead

My monthly stats for this blog.
My monthly stats for this blog.

There are decisions you make in life, that you only realize how important they are long after you make them. And by long after, I mean exactly thirty days.

On November first, 2013, I decided to try NaBloPoMo, with no idea how it would end up. And as you can see from the picture above…

I have to make a confession: I didn’t post anything on November 4th. I did however, post twice on the third, so I don’t know what this means. I still posted thirty times in one month, but I accidentally skipped a day, so I’m not sure whether or not I successfully completed NaBloPoMo. Let’s just pretend I never said anything.

I’m glad NaBloPoMo is over, especially since I’m running out of ideas for blog posts that won’t take me more than a day to write. And with the holidays, I haven’t had much time to write at all. My poor lonely first draft of the novel I wrote in April’s NaNoWriMo still gathers dust in a forgotten shelf in my desk.

Except it’s not actually in my desk or gathering dust, since it’s just a file saved on Google Docs. But still, I’ve been neglecting it, and I’m sure it hates me now. I’ll make up for it this month.

But don’t think I’m going to neglect this blog just because I’m focusing more on my other writing projects. Sure, you won’t see posts every day anymore, but I’ll still be around. And even if I do start slacking, you can count on at least one more post from me, since I’m participating in December’s TCWT Blog Chain on the 6th. I also have a blog party idea I should put into action. And a sleazy clever publicity stunt I’m hoping to pull off.

So to end my best blogging month ever, here’s a link to my three most read posts this month (just in case you missed out):

  1. How to be a Teen Writer Without Making Me Want to Punch You in the Face. This was my Freshly Pressed post, and what made my run at NaBloPoMo such a success. Thank you, WordPress Editor, for picking this post.
  2. What I’ve Learned From Blogging (So Far). I wrote this right after HtbaTWWMMWtPYitF.
  3. A Post About Assigned Books in School. A lot of people seem to agree strongly about this topic.

And even though this wasn’t one of my most viewed posts, here’s a link to I Guess You Could Say This Has Been a Success, because there you could click on the links that lead to everyone who participated in the young adult blog party. The party was a huge success by my standards, especially since I didn’t even have to beg anyone to join.

For those who are upset that November has come and gone, I’ll end this post with a nice quote.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”—-Dr. Seuss.

Update: What does everyone think of the background change? I changed it to black so you could see the snowflakes better.


12 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo: A Look Back and A Look Ahead

    1. I’ve found that while I’m doing homework, just about anything is capable of distracting me. Try watching paint dry for a couple hours.

      And thanks. It’s good to know other people like the theme change as much as I.

      1. Yeah… I testify to that, anything and everything distracts me. Watching grass grow provides more entertainment.

        Well not that anyone else’s opinion matters, but your welcome 🙂

  1. I love the theme!
    Not so much your soon-to-be lack-of-blogging (the daily emails made me feel as if I was actually a busy person with friends who was doing things and reading important emails rather than staring at my inbox waiting for something to distract me and blow my mind with awesomeness). Still, I feel your dusty novel pain. Good luck with editing — it’s so much fun mwahahaha.

  2. Oh I was just about to ask if you had changed the theme! The snowflakes are great. Pretty, but not too distracting.

    Also, nearly 8k views in November??? That is awesome! I’d call that an early Christmas present.

    Looking forward to your next blog party. Cheers!

    1. To be honest, I’m not sure how the snowflakes got there. I just noticed them the other day. The white background made it hard to see so I changed it to black, with great results.

      My next blog party may or may not be related to the upcoming holidays, by the way.

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