#NaBloPoMo2019 Week 1 was full of discoveries.
- Without notifications telling me someone liked (or even read) a post, the experience of writing and sharing felt relaxed.
- I forgot about basic blogging tasks like approving moderated comments.
- It felt natural for me to blog. I expected it to feel weird and awkward, but it felt like coming home.
- Comments are as AWESOME as ever, both receiving them and leaving them. (Seriously, go leave some comments. You’ll feel amazing. Hmmmm, maybe Friday will become my comment day.)
- I remembered how much I love tiny glimpses into other peoples’ lives. Unlike social media, which can feel like a deluge, this feels like visiting a bunch of front porches or grownup storytime.
- There’s another group of November bloggers who have been doing this for years! Nano Poblano: The World’s Least Official November Blog Challenge! So great. Also: sucker for puns.
(I’d love to hear your discoveries, too.)
Here’s a selection of #NaBloPoMo2019 posts I came across this week. THANK YOU to all who have participated. If you’re only finding out about #NaBloPoMo2019 now, join us. Here’s the FAQ.
A note to the writers I’ve mentioned in this post: If I’ve referred to you using incorrect pronouns, I apologize. Please let me know in a comment and I will update this post asap.
The Way Back Machine – 1971: Sarah Cunningham had the great idea to choose a theme for her #nablopomo2019: old photos. Here, she remembers the year she was born.
My Embarrassing Father: Charlie Capen tells great stories about his father. “If there were a prototype, my father would’ve been the prototypical radio DJ/writer parent. A bohemian and anti-establishment renegade (in San Francisco — really?), he was a professional at both charming and pissing people off, especially his employers.”
Life and Death, Joy and Sorrow, Thankful For It All: Reverend Cindy Lee notes a special day that gives her the chance to observe the comings and goings in her family.
Average Jane Remains on Daylight Savings Time: As Average Jane reminds us: there’s always coffee.
Five Things You May Not Know About Me: Introducing gRegor.
Goodbyes Are Hard: Aaron Yavelberg shares how it felt when a therapy patient was ready to move on.
See you Monday, friends!