Today’s post is not related to beauty products, but to the blog itself. If you read my Zombie-face post (How to Rejuvenate a Zombie Face) you have already seen examples of my extremely hectic schedule. Between work and university, during the last few months blogging has taken a back seat in my life; I simply lacked the time to spend writing. After a while, I ended up losing my motivation also; it had been too long since the last time I had posted, and I lost my momentum.
The trigger for getting back to it and start posting again was a product I tried for which I had a very strong opinion (read about it in my Redken Hairmask post here). Problem is, now that I got my motivation back, I have tons of ideas in my mind and I want to make sure that I don’t lose focus again due to my crazy schedule.
Well, my timing couldn’t be better, as 1st November was the launch of the NaNoWriMo challenge. NaNoWriMo stands for National November Writers Month and challenges all writers to write 50 000 words within a month.
NaNoWriMo is meant to help novelists to get the first 50 000 words of whatever project they were working on down on paper, basically finishing the first draft of their novel.
The original challenge has been modified, to include all kinds of content creators, like bloggers. The idea is to spread the 50 000 words across different blog posts and create a bank of draft posts, ready to be edited and published when the time is right.
Amazing idea, right?
- Having a set goal will give me the motivation I need to sit and work on my blog after a long day at work.
- Having announced my goal publicly, will hold me accountable and it won’t be easy to quit. I am also hoping that you guys will cheer me on 😋
- Working on this challenge will help get back my writing momentum, effectively making it easier for me to write new quality posts faster and easier.
- Once I have successfully completed the challenge and reached my goal, I will have batch created lots of posts. That way, in case I find myself extremely busy due to a university assignment or with a sudden business trip, I will have posts ready and scheduled to publish, keeping my blog’s consistency.
Of course, for a blog like this, 50 000 words will have to be spread out to about 60+ posts, which would be quite a reach for me, even if I worked on it full-time. So, I set my own goal. A more realistic one, but still difficult for me.
Write a minimum of 3 posts per week until the end of the month.
Wish me luck!
Happy reading to all and happy writing to anyone who is participating!