Last summer when my son was taking swimming lesson, I ended up talking to one of the mothers and she mentioned NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where people commit to writing a novel in a month. It takes place in November and for some reason, I thought of this at the end of October. I signed up for NaNoWriMo and then thought, "I don't have time to write a novel in November, and I don't even want to write a novel!" What I really wanted to do was keep more current on my blogs. So, I started researching if there was some type of program out there for blog posting and found NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). I decided that I wanted to participate because I like to write, but have absolutely no desire to write a novel! The goal is to write a blog post everyday for 30 days including weekends.
In addition, I have been reading 52 Things Kids Need from a Mom by Angela Thomas. The 24th thing is "To Keep a Family Blog". Many years back I started individual blogs for each of my children. I have not been able to keep up with either of them and have found that many of the things that I would put on one, I would put on the other also. I have now decided to start a new blog for our family history and memories. I can tailor individual posts to the development and memories of each of my children, but also write to both at the same time. Through labeling my children can find the posts that are only about them if they would like or read the post chronologically.
Welcome to my first NaBloPoMo post!