May is now over, which means that this year’s Newbie Blogger Initiative has also drawn to a close. When I first joined, I didn’t know where I would fit into things since I wasn’t really a newbie blogger nor a veteran, but mostly a lapsed blogger. I was struggling to post even once a week, and sometimes I would only manage once a month. “Reliable” is not my middle name when it comes to blogging. But since I join NBI on May 7, I managed to write 12 posts between then and May 31. That may not seem like a particularly large number but that averages to about 4 a week, a significant increase over my usual posting schedule. I’m not certain if I could keep that pace up since I was pretty tired of writing by the end. Which is not to say I didn’t enjoy it because I certainly did. Anyways, now I know that posting two or three times a week would definitely be doable and I wouldn’t look like such a slacker.
Part of the problem I’ve had is figuring out just what I’d like to write a post about. I have all these ideas when I’m not writing, but it seems as soon as I actually sit down in front of a keyboard, my mind goes blank. So I’ve begun a list on my phone that can be added to whenever I think of something, and I can check things off after I’ve written them. It’s great because I keep my phone with me almost all of the time. I make lists for grocery shopping all the time, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before. Thanks for Syp from Bio Break for that fantastic tip.
Over the course of the month, I also found a whole bunch of blogs to add to my Feedly and to my blogroll on this site. Feedly looked so bare before since most of the bloggers I used to follow have stopped writing, so it’s great to see some new material every day. Even if it took me half of the month to catch up on everyone’s posts because lord, you people post a lot! (Not a bad thing of course.) I’m making it my goal to eventually add all of my fellow “graduates” for this year so I’ll have even more to read.
Speaking of which, here’s a list of said graduates:
So I therefore declare NBI2015 a huge success and I look forward to joining again next year as a sponsor/veteran. I hope to see all of this year’s graduates there too.
Lastly, I’d like to thank all of the veteran bloggers and committee members that created and supported NBI. You guys did a great job and I’d give you all cookies if I could.