It is very appropriate that on the first day of November, the first day of NaBloPoMo, that I publish my 600th post! Way back in May of 2008, I started Lemon Drop Pie. I’ve written long posts and short posts, good posts and bad posts, posts that get a lot of comments and then posts that have zero comments.
I’ve written about everything, happy and sad; about my daughters, my husband, having breast cancer, my mom’s death. I’ve had the honor of guest posting on other wonderful blogs (click on the “Guest Posts” page above) and hosted some wonderful writers on my blog. (See “Stories from YOU” up above.)
And yet I’ve written about nothing. I haven’t told you yet about my dad’s marriage last summer to a wonderful woman. I probably won’t write about the Halloween party I had yesterday for Lily and Emmy–I don’t like to post pictures of their friends on my blog without their parent’s permission. (My neighbor across the street kindly gives her permission, so you may see pictures of her kids this week!)
Why do I write? I’ve always loved writing. I’ve kept a journal on and off through the years since high school. I’m the crazy student who loved essay exams. I enjoyed writing papers in grad school (although was not too fond of the research aspect!). I’ve really enjoy all the writing I do on Lemon Drop Pie, even though it’s hard to find the time to write.
When I first heard of NaBloPoMo way back in 2008, I had NO IDEA what it meant. I soon found out it was the abbreviation for NAtional BLOg POsting MOnth, and was too late to hop on the bandwagon! But in 2009, I successfully blogged for the whole month even though it was one of the worst month months of my life. (Not because of NaBloPoMo–NaBloPoMo was very theurapetic that year.) Then last year, I blogged every day AGAIN, and November was a much happier month.
So, whadayasay? Should I give NaBloPoMo a whirl again?
For a look at my past posts, just scroll down to the bottom of my blog for an archive list. (I’m just too lazy to include a bunch of links in this post!)