Well, the end is here my friends. This is the last day of NaBloPoMo for 2008. I was really unsure if I could/would make it to the end, and am honestly surprised that I made it. I know that there were a few posts in there that may not have been the greatest, but of those that I read that were doing it there were a few fluff posts thrown in. All in all, I don't think that I did too bad considering what we had going on this month. Surgery, holiday, out-of-town visitors, the works.
Now, for what I've learned:
- Any random memory can be turned into a blog post.
- Pictures can spawn a thousand words, although I'm pretty sure that you're glad I kept them to around 200 or so.
- It is fun to have "play along" questions-especially when people answer!
- People read even when I'm verbose. Well, at least a few of you do.
- No matter how much you're posting you can't make traffic go UP on Thanksgiving week.
- Although rolling titles on BlogHer Ads can help. Thank goodness!
- Blogging Carnivals really help with getting posts up. Especially when you post for one each week (see BFL).
- Guest posting is hard-and I probably really sucked at it-thus the reason I haven't linked to it. I don't know if it will even be published. Probably better if it isn't.
- I relied way too much this month on lists. I really, really didn't plan on doing it that way but now that I'm going through my month of posts I see that I used them too much. Oh well. Deal.
- Answering questions is good-and I'm actually going to get back to those this week. I have a few left and don't want to leave anyone out.
- I really should write more, regularly.
- Getting ahead at the beginning of the month was good-then I just finished and edited before posting. I was only about a day or so ahead but it was helpful to have ideas in the draft folder for when I got too tired or uninspired. I need to do that more often!