In the very beginning, I knew committing to NaBloPoMo was going to be a stretch, which was precisely my motivation for joining the movement. I started with an enthusiasm, joy, and a need to fulfill the promise to post daily. Now I find myself at my computer, after eleven o'clock each evening trying to summon the words to share with the readers of this blog.
I have found myself in some decidedly unexplored territory. From a girl who writes about running, I have taken some rather interesting departures from running location, route, and shoe type with views along the way to Personal Reflection, Fear, and Vulnerability. Slightly different content from the typical "Hey, I'm training to run a marathon" post.
Changing the topic of discussion here has felt a little awkward; the posts mentioned above do not necessarily fit in with the flow from previous chapters of this narrative. One tends to wonder about the response of readers when figuratively jumping ship from the huge, steady barge to a small, wooden paddle boat. I could even got as far to say I feel a little guilty diverting and straying from the steady winds which have kept my sails filled and the ship steady in the past.
The exploration of new topics, and sharing a different perspective has actually been liberating. Feeling very hesitant at first, I am now more interested in continuing to mix up my messages, whether it be contemplations on life, or the play-by-play of my next run, be certain you will find something of interest to read (hopefully).
To my fellow bloggers, and frequent post-ers; Do you aim to stick to a common theme for your Blog? Or do you write whatever comes to mind?
happy blogging! ~Alaina