First of all, I didn't win any prizes. I guess when you officially sign up for nablopomo, those that successfully complete the challenge can be "drawn" to win prizes??? As far as I know, I didn't win. And that's okay, because I didn't do this to win stuff.
Second of all, I didn't really get more "page views" just because I was on a list somewhere. I guess page views are important to some bloggers? Yeah, not me so much. Sure, it's cool to know that people are reading my stuff, but it's not why I do this. And technically, I guess I did get more page views total for the month, but it was because I had more pages to view since I was blogging every day!
This leads me to the third thing I didn't get: more readers. I guess for some bloggers it's all about how many followers you can get? Yeah, that's not me either. I haven't checked my stats page in awhile, but all of my readers were the usual ones as far as I can tell meaning that signing up for noblopomo didn't bring in newbies.
So, if I didn't do this whole blog-every-day-for-a-month thing for prizes, page views, or readers than why do it? That's an easy one.
I did it because I like to write. I like to share. I come here as an outlet for my feelings. I come here to store the stories of my life so I don't forget them. And sometimes I simply come here to keep my family updated on our lives.
But there's been a problem lately. I haven't been making much time for this space. I haven't been making much time for me, to do what I love. This challenge was about me reconnecting with myself and my blog. By forcing myself to write every day, I reminded myself how much I love to do it! I'm hoping that my now that my love for writing has been rekindled, that maybe I won't let myself drift so far away from it again, away from myself and who I am.
The past thirty days have been an amazing experience. It hasn't been easy. There were nights I barely squeezed in a post. Turns out that I actually prefer to write when I have something to write about. And it turns out that my life doesn't offer up interesting material every single day. But, here I am at the end of thirty days of posts, and I couldn't be happier with what I have done and what I have achieved!
And to you faithful readers out there...Thank you for coming on this journey with me! Feel free to keep stopping in - I plan to be writing quite a bit even if it's not every day anymore! And leave comments - I love hearing what you all have to say!
Happy end of November everyone! Hope to see you in December!
Gift #101 - Time to write here, my blog