It’s a blogging not exactly challenge, but I can’t think of a proper word for it, that I’ve participated in for many years now and I love it. The first year we did thirty days of blogging, whatever you want to write about for thirty whole days. It helped me a lot. Before NaNoPoblaMo, or National Blog Posting Month, I hadn’t been able to think of anything to write about. This blog posting event helped.
I haven’t written much for a long while now. I don’t know what to write about anymore. I feel like nothing fits the mold of what I had wanted my blog to be about in the first place. My blog was supposed to be about writing, the things I write, stories, thoughts, life experiences. I used to want to write fiction and I thought that every experience I had in my days would contribute to that, but it didn’t. I didn’t know what to write about so I just didn’t write. For a long time. I still haven’t written for a long time.
I bought a three ring binder recently to write in. I thought maybe I could write some words, maybe draw a little, and that it would help my writer’s block. But those pages have stood empty for too many days now, just like the pages of all of the other notebooks I’ve bought along the way. I’ve tried writing prompts and picture prompts. I’ve tried daily journaling, and still nothing substantial, well substantial to me, has come along. It’s been frustrating. There’s been too many blank pages, too many deleted or torn out words. Too much empty space.
NanoPoblano might change that. I hope it changes that. I have so many words to say, words I don’t know how to say, words I can’t say, words I don’t need to say, words that need to be said, built up inside me and it’s tiring. I’m tired. I’m exhausted. Exhaustion is a common theme among my words.
For the past couple of years NaNoPoblano has been 10 days of writing, 10 days of reading and commenting, 10 days of sharing. This year I’m committing to it. This year, I’ll complete it. And if it’s the only 20 posts on my blog until next November, I’ll be happy with that.
Have you heard of NanoPoblano? Are you participating this year? I hope you have and that you are! I hope you write a lot of words and that you love them.