We’ve hit the halfway point of #NaBloPoMo2019! And as committed and enthusiastic as I am, I still hit a snag. I didn’t block out time to write during the day, so I found myself scrambling to post in the evenings. I still hit my weekday posting goal, which felt good, but it’s time for me establish a more clear-cut writing routine.
Daily writing has injected some energy into my system. I needed it; showing up here every day has shown me that I’m a bit rusty. It’s the reality check and spark I needed.
Here are a few of my favorite #NaBloPoMo2019 posts from this week:
Nostalgia Is Gross, But That’s What I’ve Got Now That I’m Blogging Every Day: There are so many good posts on Elan Morgan’s blog. But I’m a sucker for nostalgia (even if it’s gross) AND I had coffee today with one of the people in the post header image, and how cool is that?
Greek Gyro Salad: Maybe it’s because I’m pining for sun, but San’s recipe for this salad made my mouth water.
Nablopomo #15: Jonathan shares notes from his week, including a new diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome and the sheer delight of receiving a handwritten letter. “It is the nicest thing in the world.”
Dave: Val Catrow remembers a friend who died in 2014. She was his editor, and they never met in person. I loved reading this post. It made me think about the people I’m not necessarily close to, but who I would miss if they were gone.
…plus an update on my birthday fundraiser for Everytown for Gun Safety: I started with a goal of $850, then bumped it up to $1000, and then to $1700 (twice my original goal). We’ve hit them all! So much generosity laced with sadness and rage that school shootings have somehow become something lawmakers accept as normal.
Thank you to all who are participating in #NaBloPoMo2019. I’m so glad we’re doing this.