Two years ago today I decided to take control of my blog. I went from the occasional post to posting every day. I didn’t think I could keep it up. The first 3 months I wrote a full post most days, with just the occasional internet video and my weekly Wordless Wednesday, but then I started my 365 challenge and my daily posting got a little easier. It can still be a challenge capturing a moment that’s worth sharing every day, but looking back on it now I wish I had started it sooner. For my readers it means that every day for the last two years if you came to my blog you would find new content. To me that’s something to be proud of.
I was originally inspired to blog every day by National Blog Posting Month(NaBloPoMo) which challenges bloggers every month to post every day, but the big month is November, to coincide with Nation Novel Writing Month(NaNoWriMo). I’m unable to find the time to take part in NaNoWriMo, though I’m hoping as the kids get older I will have a chance to do it again. For now the challenge of taking a picture and blogging it every day is enough. Well Almost enough. I think that this year I’m going to change it up. For the month of November I hope to do a full blog post each day and my daily photo. I’m a little nervous about generating that many posts but I think I need the challenge. I’ve been in a bit of a rut with my daily photos. I had thought of starting my daily double posting today and go through to the end of the year like I did two years ago to start my daily posting, but with the demands of preparing for my half marathon, I worry I wont have the time. So instead I’m going to easy into the daily double posting. Look for my posting to increase over the month.
To help for inspiration I also plan to using the NaBloPoMo Month theme and daily writing prompts for some of my posts. To help me on the days I can’t seem to think of anything to write. The theme for October is Between, and as I write today’s post I realize that it’s really the theme of my blog for the month, I’m moving between just posting my picture every day with the occasional other post to posting twice a day every day. There will be some growing pains, and I’m not promising that my extra post some days wont just be a random internet video, but there going from now to the end of the year there will be more posts on Geek with Kids.
Ever since I started blogging I looked for a voice for my blog to have, it took me a long time to find it with my daily photo, but now I think it’s time to go beyond that and write about more of the other things that interest me and to make this blog more than just a photo blog, to make it this Geeks home on the internet.