13 Nov NaBloPoMo or My Sunday Night Rambling
This year, I decided to participate in National Blog Post Month. The premise: write a blog post every day for the month of November. I took on this challenge first and foremost as a challenge to myself. I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I wanted an opportunity to grow and NaBloPoMo was the perfect opportunity to do just that.
As a mom of three young kiddos, my goal as a blogger is three blog posts a week. Every so often, I’ll increase that to 4-5 blog posts in a week, but I don’t beat myself up if I only do three blog posts a week.
I love blogging. I LOVE IT. I’ve been a fan for a long, long time. I’ve been following bloggers for a really long time. You might be familiar with A Beautiful Mess, well, I have followed that dynamic sister duo from their early beginnings. I started casually blogging as a newlywed living in an RV (we did the tiny house thing before HGTV made it mainstream and popular). Then, my blogging expanded into a way to capture those early days as a young mom. The origin of Mom of Wild Things initially was all about books; I had never heard of a “book blogger”, but it sounded right up my alley, so I jumped in. Reading and good books are still very important to me, so I will always talk books, but my blog has grown and that has been such a joy for me. I’m not just a one-dimensional bookworm, there is other things I’m interested in and passionate about. The fact that I get to mold my blog to reflect a more well-rounded viewpoint is a treasure for me.
As I expand my blog and my brand, I still love the opportunity to sit at my keyboard and write. This is such a fun way to work on my craft as a writer while I spend these fleeting moments with my young children. My blog is a gift. Any opportunity I get to do as a blogger and social media influencer, I do not take it for granted. I feel so blessed when companies and brands want to work with me. I’ve been known to break out in my ultra happy and super uncoordinated dance to celebrate any working opportunities as a blogger and social media Influencer that come my way.
All that to say, I was a little worried that partipating in NaBloPoMo would cause me to burn out. Instead, it’s reminded me of why I love doing what I do. I mean, how many different ways can I say, I LOVE BLOGGING?!?!? But I think you get it. I’m grateful for how much I’ve changed and grown because of my blog. I’m thankful that a challenge like NaBloPoMo has reminded me of that I can do what I love together. I get to be a stay at home mom who gets to show her kids that I work as well. And, that work is fun!
Are you participating in NaBloPoMom this month? Drop your blog below so I can check it out!