Monday, November 1, 2010

National Blog Posting Month

I tried to do NaNoWriMo'09, which ended in a major crash and burn when our life was turned upside down and shaken, not stirred.  I simply didn't have it in me to create new stuff when real life was demanding every ounce of creativity I had.  I WANT to write, and I love the community of NaNoWriMo, life just got in the way.

Somehow November showed up on my doorstep again.  I'm still trying to figure out how that happened, but one thing I do know:  I want to write.  I need to write.  When I write I feel better in my skin.  I just don't want to commit myself to 50K words.  Debbi suggested I try NaBloPoMo instead, so here I am (and Jenn insisted that I capitalize it NaBloPoMo)

The other reason I'm trying for NaBloPoMo is that I'm not sure what direction to take Phera's Focus, and I'm hoping a month of writing and interacting will help me figure this out.

Questions I'm going to try to answer:

  • Who am I?  <-- this one's a hard one for me!  You know those bio snippets on every social media site?  I hate'em.  
  • What do I value?
  • What inspires me?
  • What do I fear?
  • What do I desire most?
  • What are my talents, interests, and strengths?
  • Where will I be 15 years from now?

Will you explore these questions with me?  Thanks! I need the encouragement :)


  1. Woohoo!

    I'm a fan of the CORRECT capitalized version :)

  2. I think you have your direction. Those questions came racing up to me in my mid-30s and scared the crap out of me. I'm eager to read how you explore the answers and what you come up with.

  3. Thanks Bailey & Melissa. This is a departure from what I've done with the blog and podcast before, wish me luck. Actually courage - I think I'll need courage more than anything!