Day 27 NaBloPoMo at yeah write guest blogger: Goldfish from Team Nano Poblano

Hello there, Internet. My name is Goldfish. I live over at FishOfGold.net. Goldfish is not my real name because my parents aren’t that mean, but that’s what you can call me.

We are almost finished with this write every day insanity and it’s been quite the experience.

Even though I’ve had a blog since 2009, this is my first year doing NaBloPoMo. Usually, I’m too obsessed with NaNoWriMo, which I’ve tried for the past couple of years and have completely failed. I’ve never even made it to the halfway mark. This year, I thought I’d do NaBloPoMo instead. Rarasaur put me on her team Nano Poblano, or as I call it, Team Tiny Pepper. I play shortstop.

At first, I foolishly thought NaBloPoMo might be easier than NaNoWriMo. I tend to post a lot on my blog anyway, but the more I thought about it, the more intimidating I found it to be. The concept of posting every day without fail is terrifying. I never put that kind of pressure on myself. Normally, I try to post every day, and sometimes, I manage it, but if I miss a day here and there, I don’t beat myself up over it.

I became more and more nervous the closer it got to November. I started stockpiling topics like a squirrel just in case I couldn’t think of anything to write. I asked my lovely readers what they’d like to have me talk about. I had a draft full of post ideas and I managed to use a handful of them.

Once I got into the groove of writing every day, it just became natural. It has led me some places I never thought I’d go just for the sake of having something to write about and I’ve written a few posts that are not up to my usual quality standards that I never would have published otherwise, but I have managed to write every day. And I haven’t even written one post that says “I can’t think of anything to write about” repeated over and over.

Writing every day hasn’t been that scary, has it? If you didn’t make it, don’t be too hard on yourself. Even if you didn’t post every day, you probably managed to post more this month than usual, am I right?

I hope we all succeed and that this has been a great month for you. We only have a few more days to go until we can become total slackers again. Phew.

High five and go Team #yeahwrite! See you next year.

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