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My First NaBloPoMo & One Big Reason Why I Hope I Don’t Regret It

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This November’s NaBloPoMo is all about me. Period.

I initially had another beginning to this post, but after sitting with myself for a good period of time thinking about everything I am dealing with on a regular basis: the good, bad, great and ugly. I decided and I am doing this challenge for me.

I might not even share a single post. Who knows, it depends on how I feel.

It seems now-a-days, people don’t read your post anyway. The usually scroll through the images and pick out the key points. I’m not saying everyone does this, but many many people do.

What is NaBloPo?

It stands for National Blog Posting Month. It’s a challenge that thousands of bloggers take on every year, and pledge to write & post everyday for the entire month of November. It’s major. You can read more details on BlogHer.com

So why do NaBloPoMo then (especially if no one is going to read the complete post)?

I’ve heard about NaBloPoMo for the past couple of years and never really attempted to try it. I know a couple of bloggers that do it yearly, but never really heard of a major benefit.

This year I want to do it because I want to prove to myself I can. I usually start what I finish, butΒ sometimes if my heart isn’t in it or it turns out to be something different than I thought it was – my participation loses steam, and I will check out mentally. Meaning, I’ll be there, but I won’t be there.

I think my biggest fear with completing a challenge where you write every single day is that:

  • I couldn’t complete the challenge
  • I wouldn’t know what to write about for 30 straight days
  • If I wrote something, would people be interested in what I have to say?
  • Will what I have to say be of any substance?
  • What’s the point of writing everyday?

But guess what? I am going to do it anyway. I am going to do it because I personally want to be a better writer and I get better by actually doing things.

I already know my grammar isn’t perfect and sometimes there are misspelled words on my post. Such is life. Great things have still happened to me because of this blog with bad grammar and misspellings.

I appreciate the people that have actually emailed or messaged me, so I can correct any mistakes. I appreciate those people so much. It takes a strong person to tell you, “You’ve did something wrong!” and not be afraid I am going to bite their head off because they’ve brought me bad news. They are actually looking out for me versus the person that sees the mistakes and chooses to say silent in hopes that I figure it out. Β —- Ok, where did this rant come from?

Anyway, I said all that to say – this month on BernettaStyle.com is all about me being free. I will write what I want and just let the words flow. If someone comes and enjoys my post, that will be great – but its about more that that.

I will allow this to be sort of a visual journal for those who follow. Over the years, I’ve been careful to be so politically correct and not step on any toes. Why? So you would like me? Hahahah!! Or not to upset people! Why? I can’t put it into words.

I’m not saying I am now about to talk about people, race relations, political & religious topics, or Beyonce more to cause my comment section to go wild. I am really just saying, I am going to say more how I feel when I feel it and let what will be, well, just be.

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This is my blog dammit!Β 

If you read my site from time to time, you will see that I’ve teamed up with 4 other dynamic ladies. We are the Fabulous Five and every first Friday we link up and write about one topic from 5 different perspectives.

Well, we are all doing NaBloPoMo so I invite you to visit their site after you visit mine to see what they are talking about during November!

Mimi | UnlikelyMartha.com
Kita | KoKoaMagazine.com
MJ | FabHauteMama.com
LaShawn | EverydayEyeCandy.com

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    everydayeyecandy
    November 1, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I’m so happy you are going to do this!! I always find it so freeing that for one month of the year, i post a lot of things that normally wouldn’t get on my blog because I’m forced to post everyday. And I too hope to improve my writing this month!

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    MJ
    November 1, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Oh Bernetta, it’s like you took the words right out of my mouth. I played it safe in my first post for NaBloPoMo because it’s my anniversary and I really don’t want all my business out in the streets but yes to posting for you and posting what you want. And YES to doing it for you and finishing what you started. I definitely struggle with finishing things I start.

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    Mimi
    November 1, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Yay! I think this is a great way to renew the love of blogging before it became what it is now. I think this is a great way to really focus on all of the lovely content that lies in our head that gets pushed to the side for politically correct or traffic driving info. We can do this!

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    K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    November 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Good luck! Looking forward to reading your posts. I think the beauty of doing NaBloPoMo is that it does allow this time to deviate from our usual content and maybe give our readers a closer and even more intimate look at who we are. I’m excited to be back doing it this year.

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    Alisha
    November 1, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Love it! I really need to join but heck it’s the first and I’d already be starting off late

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    Tarsha
    November 1, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Ok, Bernetta what is NaBlopomo? I always fail at challenges.

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      Bernetta
      November 1, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Tarsha, it stands for National Blog Posting Month

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    shail
    November 1, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I had the same questions in mind when I did my first NaBloPoMo. But since then I have done a few more all month blogging πŸ™‚ This time too I am not sure what I am going to write the next 29 days. But I will take each day as it comes. πŸ™‚
    I agree with you about people letting you know if you have made grammatical errors in your post. I appreciate that very much indeed, but very very few do that. More’s the pity.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Here’s wishing you successful completion of NaBloPoMo. πŸ™‚

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    Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)
    November 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I’m right there with you!
    Thanks for inboxing me and reminding me about the November blogging challenge. I think it will be very helpful and cathartic for moms.
    I’ll follow along.

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