NaBloPoMo, NaNoWrMo, Movember, or whatever else you might like to call it, the month of November is officially over and with it end the multiple challenges that you may or may not have signed up for. For me, this November was the first time I took up a November challenge and here's what attempting to post every single day for an entire month has taught me:
1) Writing a blog post every single day for 30 days is harder than it may seem. Also, there's only so many times you can write about having writers block before you start boring even yourself.
2) Even self-imposed deadlines and challenges can give you guilt trips and possible insomnia. Scratch that, it can definitely give you insomnia.
3) Despite the hassle of writing every day, the guilt when you can't, and the death glares you get from friends after your millionth I-can't-go-out-I-have-to-write-a-blogpost speech, taking part in NaBloPoMo was definitely worth it.
4) Your family and friends might try to stage an intervention after your fourth consecutive night of staying up to write a blogpost when you know the baby will be up for the day soon and you won't get any rest after that. Apparently, only crazy people willingly forgo sleep to meet a self-imposed deadline that only the blogosphere cares about.
5) No matter how many sleepless nights, missed weekend movies, or death glares from your nearest and dearest you put up with for the sake of NaBloPoMo, it all goes right out the window the minute your little one falls ill. So yes, I didn't have it to the end of my November challenge, but I did make it to day 26 and that's nothing to be sneezed at.