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, but 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. —- 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.
This is my blog dammit!
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!