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30 DAYS OF BLOGGING: NaBloPoMo 2014!

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As of this post, I’ve officially completed National Blog Post Month 2014:

30 days of daily blogging

in the month of November!!!!! 

In the beginning I wasn’t sure if it was the best or worst decision I’d made in a long time. Now 30 days later, I’m definitely glad I participated. Sure, it was excruciating at times — like having to turn in 30 small term papers in a row — yet in the end, I know my writing life is richer for it.

Here are 10 benefits of NaBloPoMo I’m noticing already…

  1. Learning to write on cue vs. having to feel “inspired”

  2. Writing in small bursts vs. huge stretches

  3. Remembering how much I love to blog  

  4. Discovering unused pockets of writing time

  5. The thrill of going from idea to “published” daily

  6. Connecting with a network of fellow bloggers 

  7. Gaining new blog subscribers every day! 

  8. Interacting with readers thru blog comments

  9. “Priming the pump” for future blog post ideas

  10. Renewing blogging habits for 2015…

I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you who read, commented, subscribed, and shared posts on Twitter or Facebook this month. Without you I’d simply be…talking to myself. I hope your life has been enriched in some way, and I thank you for joining me as we endeavor to “find the growing edge” in Christ together.

From this point on, I’ll be blogging weekly rather than daily.

Unless of course…I decide to do NaBloPoMo 2015 next year!

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November 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM Leave a comment

DAY 9: ADJECTIVELY SPEAKING

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I found this poem in the archives a few years back. What started out as a fun grammar exercise ended up as something much deeper. Hope you enjoy it…
 

TROUBLED by life as I find it

SMOTHERED when good is erased

BOTHERED by life that is pointless

SKEWERED by points that I chase

 

EMPTY when life has no meaning

FEARFUL enough’s not enough

SHAMED if I think on things too long

BLAMED if I speak off the cuff

 

LOST to find life so elusive

CRUSHED when it seems nothing lasts

BATTERED by hoping and losing

SHATTERED when dreams fade too fast

 

But then I discover I’m CHERISHED

TREASURED by someone it’s clear

To Him I am quite IRREPLACEABLE

LOVED simply because I am here

 

CONNECTED to something outside me

To Someone who’s LIVING and NEAR

EMBOLDENED by love that won’t leave me

ENLIVENED to face my worst fears

 

EXPECTANT yet taking it slowly

EXHAUSTED from holding my ground

Both CAUTIOUS and HOPEFUL all rolled into one

Still searching, yet already FOUND

 

November 9, 2014 at 3:15 PM Leave a comment

DAY 1: NaBloPoMo!

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Yep.

I’m gonna do it.

I’ve decided to dive in…

…to an extension of NaNoWriMo…called NaBloPoMo

 (National Novel Writers Month)                    (National Blog Post Month)

It basically boils down to this: 

WRITING A BLOG POST A DAY…for the entire month of November. 

 Sounds easy, right?

Let’s hope so.

Actually for someone who’s also writing a book, preparing for an event, AND the holidays in November, it sounds like plenty.

Yet I’ve decided to do it anyway for three reasons:

  1. I’m eager to start blogging again
  2. NaBloPoMo sounds simple and fun
  3. It could be just the momentum-boosting nudge I need…

 

This month I’m going for short sweet to-the-point blog posts: nothing over 250-300 words! Quite a tall order for a girl with the gift of gab, yet I’m eager for the challenge.

I’ll be joining with other bloggers who are doing the same – so join in if you like! Just click on the NaBloPoMo badge in the lower right-hand sidebar and sign up. I believe entries will be accepted thru November 5. You’ll also find a list of other NaBloPoMo blogs, in case you want to check ’em out.

Blog about what?

As for me, I’m not quite sure WHAT I’ll be blogging about…

Growth in Christ? Absolutely. Learning from life how to live more fully? You betcha.

Yet  which particular aspects of life? Hmm…good question. I’ll have to give that some thought. My guess is some posts may be whimsical and fun while others will delve into the deeper side of life. We’ll see where the month takes us. Either way, I hope you’ll come along for the ride…

Cuz whether we’re laughing, learning, or alternating between the two… there’s nothing quite like “finding the growing edge”…together!

 

 

 

November 1, 2014 at 5:31 PM 12 comments


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KIM ALDRICH

Writer... speaker..."growing edge" seeker

ABOUT ME

Each new day offers a fresh opportunity to learn or languish, stagnate or grow. Like all sincere Christians, I face the ongoing challenge of finding THE GROWING EDGE.

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WORDS TO GROW BY

TEN WAYS TO LOVE

1. LISTEN without interrupting
(Proverbs 1:8)

2. SPEAK without accusing
(James 1:19)

3. GIVE without sparing
(Proverbs 21:26)

4. PRAY without ceasing
(Colossians 1:9)

5. ANSWER without arguing
(Proverbs 17:1)

6. SHARE without pretending
(Ephesians 4:15)

7. ENJOY without complaint
(Philippians 2:14)

8. TRUST without wavering
(I Corinthians 13:7)

9. FORGIVE without punishing
(Colossians 3:13)

10. PROMISE without forgetting
(Proverbs 13:12)

2014 NaBloPoMo!

NaBloPoMo November 2014