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Accepting the challenge

I love a good challenge. Especially one that could make me a better person than I am today.

So I accept the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) challenge to write a blog post every day in November. Even though my friend and fellow writer/blogger, the exceptional Jim McFarlin (his blog here), asked if I’d “lost my natural mind” by already making a personal commitment to blog three times a week. He may be right, but that’s another matter.

NaBloPoMo, hosted at BlogHer, poses a challenge I can’t resist. I get the chance to connect with tons of other bloggers, exposing me to writers and subjects I might not otherwise find. It will also help some of those bloggers find me and, I hope, become regular readers.

Most important of all, though, is the idea of always being a better writer than I was the day before. And the only way to do that is to write every single day.

Accepting the challenge

Granted, I already write every day (or close to it) for the clients of my writing business. But this blog is one of the few places where I get to write just for me. I can write about anything I want, with no limits on length or style. I am happy to write to the specs of others, but there’s nothing like writing for yourself.

NaBloPoMo is definitely going to be a challenge. But I’m going to take it on with delight.

Because next to a good challenge, there’s nothing I love more than writing exactly what I want to write.

3 Responses

  1. Amy, if you enjoy NaBloPoMo, you may also enjoy Michelle Rafter’s WordCount Blogathon in May (, especially if you’d like to meet other freelance writers.

    I’ve done the Blogathon multiple times.

  2. Susan Weiner, CFA on November 2nd, 2011 at 4:22 pm
  3. Thanks for the suggestion, Susan. I will definitely look into that.

  4. Amy Lynn Smith on November 2nd, 2011 at 4:25 pm
  5. Pretty insightful. Thanks!

  6. Shannon on November 2nd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

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