Taking a noncommittal, one-week-at-a-time approach to NaBloPoMo–I honestly can’t remember if I officially signed up to participate–got me through four weeks of daily blogging, so I’m not all that worried about seeing it through the last two days of November. I think what made it work was seeing it as an opportunity to mix up my content, try a few new things, and give some old things a new lease on life.
- Nonfiction November provided the prompt for one post each week (and a book review I haven’t finished writing yet).
- I didn’t write as much as I’d have liked, but I did more photoblogging, and was pleasantly surprised to find that making lists could be a fun and creative endeavor.
- I revived my long-dormant link roundup, and I think I may even keep it around past the end of November.
- I did not get much reading or reviewing done this month. This was partly the effect of Part 2 of The Great Book Blogger Paradox
but a busy month of projects at work and new shows on TV were also factors. And in a year of family health crises, we had another this month, and there will be long-term, ongoing changes in response to this one. A meeting today to sort out my dad’s home-health aftercare following last week’s hospital stay may not leave a lot of time for reading or writing on this last day of Thanksgiving weekend…but we’re thankful he’s home and that there’s a plan (and hopeful he won’t spend a third consecutive Sunday in an ER!).
And that’s almost a wrap on November 2015! I hope it’s given you much to be thankful for.
What I’m reading and writing I am working my way through my podcast backlog during my daily commute after finishing my audiobook read of The Magicians trilogy. I probably won’t post my thoughts on that one (those three?) until after December 1 even if I finish writing them up before that–this is still Nonfiction November, after all. After posting “revisited reviews” for that event all this past week, I have a new review scheduled for […]
I suspected that the past week wouldn’t be good for either reading or writing, and sadly, I was not wrong. I’m holding down the blogging fort by revisiting some book reviews from the archives for Nonfiction November; two have gone up already, and three more are lined up for this week. I’m not sure I’ll get an original post done for this week’s #NonFicNov “Diversity” prompt, but I did put together a short reading list of books […]
I’m not sure that posting these “Sunday Salon” updates so late in the day on Sunday catches as many dedicated Sunday Salon readers as morning posts do, but since I usually have more time to write them on Sunday, I think may keep to this schedule for now. Bonus: I almost get to count these for Monday, too, since I know most of y’all won’t see them until then anyway. What I’m reading in print […]