A Challenge to Blog

scan0044I haven’t been writing here. The remnants of chemo brain still frustrate me. It’s hard to organize my thoughts into something cohesive that has a point. Sometimes it’s hard to even have relevant thoughts to organize! I am better, but my brain is still not working as it used to. I’m pretty sick and tired of it. So rather than try to write something that I think is good enough, I just stopped writing.

But I miss it! And time keeps moving forward. Those family stories I hoped to tell get closer to being lost as time marches on, not only for me, but for those in my family who can help me tell them.

A couple of days ago, I was reading a blog that mentioned NaBloPoMo – National Blog Post Month. I’d never heard of it before, but it is a challenge to blog every day in the month of November. Even just posting a picture counts as long as something is posted every day. It got me thinking that maybe I need to take that challenge and get my brain working toward writing and researching again. I have until today to decide if I’ll “officially” participate, which would involve linking my blog to the challenge, but I can still challenge myself without joining the group.

I’m not sure how well I will do with the challenge, but if I make it public, I’m more likely to follow through. The catch is that something else on my list will suffer or have to wait. And with company coming next weekend, the holidays coming up, …. how easy it is to talk myself out of it because it is not a good time.

If I take the challenge, there is no guarantee that everything I post will have to do with family history. The point is to blog again. And for that to happen I need the freedom to go with whatever comes.

So today I decide….

4 thoughts on “A Challenge to Blog

  1. Kathy, it is so good to see you posting! I know it must be hard for you, and I imagine I would have chosen the same route as you if I were faced with the same challenges.

    Even though you may not be able to post a full article every day, your photo post idea might work. It’s a way to get those treasures scanned and shared. If you only have enough time and energy to post a caption and a brief paragraph, it would be plenty. There’s no sense pressuring yourself into what simply cannot be done, but on the other hand, it is nice to connect again with those you know in the blogging world. As for the rest of us, even though we’re virtual friends, we’re still friends who like to know how you are doing, and don’t mind sharing your day-to-day ups and downs 🙂

    • Aw, thanks Jacqi! I wasn’t sure anyone would even read this. I’m going to try to go for it to get the juices flowing again. 🙂

  2. Kathy,

    I hope you continue to feel better. It’s good to see you blogging again. I agree with Jacqi. Even if you only post a photo with a small explanation, that’s great! It’s a wonderful way to share family history.

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