I can’t believe that today is the 30th of November.
It’s the last day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and more specifically, the last day of the Nano Poblano Challenge.
I participated in (and survived) NaBloPoMo for the first time last year. I managed to write every day that November, but I continuously fought writer’s block and time constraints. Although there were a couple of posts I’m OK about, I don’t think it’s my best writing. Last year was all about honoring my commitment and cranking out that post each day, regardless.
This year, I had the tremendous opportunity to be a part of a group of writers called Team Pepper, participating in their own version of NaBloPoMo, Nano Poblano (Very Tiny Peppers). They provided me with some great reading and the fun of different ideas and viewpoints. They helped me overcome my fear of “commenting.” They provided some wonderful writing challenges and some very helpful prompts. Most importantly, they gave an incredible sense of community and support.
This year, the writing came easier. Maybe I was more inspired, or maybe I had more to say, or maybe it was that for once, someone was reading.
Some of those someones are my husband, David and my Mom-in-Law, Linda, who read every post, every single day and gave me such awesome feedback. I love you both.
I have much gratitude for our Captain Poblano, Mark Bialczak for sorting Peppers and herding cats and his support and encouragement.
And to all the Fabulous Peppers (and other Bloggers) who have stopped by, “liked,” made comments, asked questions and made me feel I had something worth writing about and could tell it in a worthwhile way:
Thank you, so very, very much. I am fortunate to have been a part of this.
People like YOU need to be ‘peppered’ with thanks. I love reading you.
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This was my first year as a tiny pepper, I’m so glad I did this as I met lots of new bloggers, like yourself, that I enjoyed so much I follow them now. 🙂 Go Team Pepper!
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I can’t believe I almost chickened out. It’s been so wonderful and has actually given me confidence that’s carried over into non-blogging life. I am also happy to have met you and the other Peppers (and other bloggers!) Yay Team Pepper!
This whole team has lots to be proud about. Kimi, your writing is very entertaining. Keep at it. You deserve many eyes on your work, my Pepper friend. 🙂
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