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It’s day 8 of the NaBloPoMo challenge and there’s one thing for sure; it’s utterly challenging!

When I started blogging, I would write when the mood struck me. This would be inspired by something I had experienced, either as a mom or as a teacher, and sometimes, just as me.

Daily blogging has helped me in two ways:

1. Discipline- The kind of commitment that you are willing to put in when you set a goal for yourself is both surprising and satisfying. Each evening, I sit down to punch the keys on my laptop and publish a new post and each time, I feel really tired and on the verge of giving up. In the last three days, I came close to just putting up a picture and letting that be the post for the day.

2. Writing- Just sitting down to pen my thoughts has made me look far more closely at my writing skills. I re-read and edit my post twice before I publish it. I scan it to ensure that it is largely readable and not redundant.

And the most satisfying thing about this challenge is that it is its own reward. There is no pot of gold at the end of the journey. I am just relishing the scenery as it passes me by.

Here’s to more blogging and more writing!


This post is my contribution to

NaBloPoMo November 2013

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Jen and Tonic · November 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm

The discipline is a HUGE part of it for me. I'm always surprised by how much I can write when I actually sit down and do it!

cynk · November 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Yay for building discipline!

Robbie K · November 9, 2013 at 2:30 am

Glad you are getting something out of this experience! I find myself being much less critical of y writing and barely editing-not sure if that is a good thing or not.

Larks · November 9, 2013 at 3:06 am

I really appreciate all the growth that comes from practice, too. The more you write, the better you get but, yup, that takes discipline. ::: Sigh :::

Michelle Longo · November 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm

So so true about the regular writing practice. I'm always saying I don't have time to write. I may not be writing amazing things, but the truth is every single day this month I've found time to write, even just a little. It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it?

Shailaja V · November 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Isn't it? Now, when the clock strikes 10 at night (yes, I wait till the very end;),I just have to get my blogging boots on!

Shailaja V · November 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Yay indeed!

Shailaja V · November 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Not necessarily a bad thing. I just find that editing my posts makes me look at it from the view of a reader, so it helps my writing.

Shailaja V · November 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

I have to agree on the feeling. Never thought I would make time every day. As luck would have it, I am battling a bad sprain and sitting for too long hurts, but the determination to blog is quite surprising!

Harpreet Acharya · November 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm

This post hit the nail on the head for me. I usually write on the go, and often update my blog a couple of weeks/months later and I find myself re-writing the posts, often a couple of times before I publish. It also takes a lot of discipline to keep the blog updated and NaBloPoMo is spurring me on, as much as I am not taking part. Thanks for sharing, I do look forward to reading your posts and I hope you continue even after NaBloPoMo is over….

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