(Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette) It's that time of year again! November is National Blog Posting Month. I participated last year, and it was quite a challenge! I didn't really know if I could post daily for the month of November, but somehow I managed to pull it off. I'm going to give it a go again. I've been debating about this for a while, trying to decide if I had the time. The fact is I never have the time for anything really, and so I can't use that as an excuse.
I've been working on a number of research projects, organizing my genealogy materials, taking a class on historical architecture, networking, and applying for jobs, so I've had to cut back on my blogging for a bit over the last few months. Thankfully, I am happy to report that my hard work has paid off! I am feeling a bit more organized, worked on some interesting projects, learned a lot, made some good connections AND (here's the kicker) have a new job! After being a stay-at-home mom for the last ten years I'm getting back into library work and will be working as a part-time as reference and instruction librarian at a local college! WooHoo! Who says I don't have time?!? I figure NaBloPoMo is a good way to beef up my blog archive for 2012 and get me back into the habit of posting regularly again.
Last year I spent the month blogging about my family history. I told a hundred years of my family history in a month of daily posts. I've been trying to decide what to write about this year. Initially I planned to have a theme (Anyone who knows me knows there's nothing I love more than a good theme...), but I've decided to take a risk and go theme-less. Over the last few months I've read a number of good books, attended some great workshops, discovered interesting databases, etc. and keep thinking I should write about them, but never seem to get around to it. NaBloPoMo seems to offer the right opportunity to follow up on these things and share with others. I plan to make my posts short, just long enough to encourage myself to get them done and get the information out there.
Well, here we go, and as a beloved chorus conductor I had use to say at the beginning of a particularly challenging piece of choral music, "I'll see you at the end!"
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