NaBloPoMo 2017 Finito…and Next Steps

Not a word of a lie – some nights were like this as I tried to hammer out a post to publish the next morning.

Survived another one! That makes 2 NaBloPoMos and 3 A2Z Challenges under mah belt, so far!

Whenever I do one of these challenges, I end up asking myself why I don’t come up with a more regular blogging schedule since I can obviously commit to go the distance.

And every time I do one of these, I find some great fellow bloggers to follow and I fall in love with my blog all over again.

Some bloggers will be heading right into Blogmas, starting tomorrow. I considered this, for about 5 seconds. Until I remembered I’m kinda not into Christmas enough to blog about it for 25 days straight.

Unless people want to read 25 semi-ranty posts about the commercialism of Christmas and how it slowly but surely killed my spirit. Could be my niche, ya know?

Instead I’m going to spend at least some of December doing my favourite activity for this month – reviewing 2017, and goal-setting and planning for 2018 (and beyond).

Some of those goals will be for Ye Olde Blogge. I am thinking of committing to at least one post per week for 2018. So that’s 52 posts (plus A2Z and NaBloPoMo). And I am going to draft some sort of plan for the blog as well – you know, like a business plan except without the money-making part…’cos I don’t think I want to go down that road at this point (if ever).

Right now my blog is like Seinfeld. It’s a blog about…nothing. Because I post about almost everything that I’m thinking about or doing.

That’s right.

And I think about a LOT. OF. STUFF. And I try to do a LOT. OF. STUFF.

Maybe that will change, but I highly doubt it probably not.

To all those that succeeded with posting every day in November for NaBloPoMo 2017, congratulations!

To all those that attempted the challenge but didn’t manage to post every day in November, you still lapped those bloggers that didn’t even try, so congratulations to you too!

Rock on,

The WB

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thereinvintagedlife

When I was at the height of my blogging obsession (from about ’03-’12 steadily), most blogs WERE about people and their lives and the things they saw and did and planned to do and opinions on current events, etc. Now, there are very few of those blogs left. Most people just post sponsored-type stuff and giveaways (which I am totally doing to do, but it won’t be the sole focus of my blog – I want to see personal blogs make a comeback!), and now they (whoever “they” are) say that blogs need to have a niche, one or a few closely related subjects upon which to write about. Huh? Who wants to limit themselves as a writer? I mean, a niche is good, I guess, but so are eclectic blogs.

Widow Badass

OMG, I am SO with you on this one. Let’s bring ECLECTIC blogging back!!!!!
In fact, that may just become my new tagline!!!

thereinvintagedlife

I see that it did. You’re awesome! And I’ve been trying to bring eclectic back harder than Justin Timberlake tried bringing Sexy Back. But he didn’t have to try all that hard! Still, with more people on board, the sooner we can make a real eclectic blogging movement. Viva la Revolucion!

Widow Badass

The anti-niche movement – I love it! Yeah, I used to love to read those personal blogs too, back in the days of MySpace and other Paleolithic blogging-era formats…there was a Microsoft blogging platform too, but I forget what it was called. Sadly I don’t think any of those writers are still blogging anymore. I guess niche-less bloggers eventually run out of things to want to write about too? As to those who are successful in their niche, more power to them! I would burn out fast in that format, I think.
Let’s find more of us out there and maybe we can start a club, if not a movement! We should have a badge for our blogs. Do you know how to make one? I’m going to try to figure out how to do this…

thereinvintagedlife

Yes, I so badly want to be in this club! I don’t really know where to look for people, but I will do my best!

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