Saturday, November 30, 2013

Unlimited Potential


Today is the last day of the month, 2 days ago was spent with family celebrating Thanksgiving. Last night we went into our neighboring town to see the Christmas Electric boat parade…we met our friends there, then came back to the house for pizza and to hang out. 29 days ago, I committed to write 30 posts for NaBloPoMo, I set out to write these 30 posts for both of my blogs SquaareKat and Mangia, Mangia…No Talk! (My food blog)


Technically I could say that I accomplished what I set out to do I posted  37 posts collectively  for each of my blogs, but that wasn't the rules nor was it my goal… my goal was actually  to write 30 posts for both blogs, and although that wasn't the rule either …I wanted to do it, regardless.

What I realized is that daily writing is not easy…yet for the past 30 days I learned many things, some about the world of blogging, and a few things about me and my own capabilities. 

I have shared many recipes and family stories on Mangia, Mangia…No Talk throughout the year so I thought I was ready to take on the task to write a post for both blogs for 30 days!

So here I am on the 30th day and basically I am feeling really good and dare I say proud of what I accomplished…so I didn't write 60 posts, I’ll tell you what I did do.  

I made time to write what I wanted and what I could.

I received a great compliment regarding my food blog, Mangia… Mangia…No Talk!!! I received the note via Facebook while I was at work, complimenting my writing voice and recipes. She then asked if I could include a print friendly recipe card.  So at lunch I researched the internet on a how to add a print friendly recipe card, that evening when I was home I researched some more; you see I did not want to add a print button but I did want to add an option to  print the recipe itself and not the entire post with pictures. I successfully figured out how to insert a print-friendly option.

Additionally, I also figured how to add a post on Blogher and learned about links, and that my pictures have URL addresses which is needed to add into the post. I might be called a novice Blogger, I don’t have many posts behind me yet. Nevertheless, I was able to figure out some of the nuts and bolts of blogging. There is so much more that I need learn but this scrappy blogger is up to the challenge.

Because of sheer necessity, I cleaned out a space for me to write…just what I needed to do.



Lastly , I want to say that as far as I know Mangia, Mangia…No Talk  is what it is, my food blog, my words to nurture and feed my family and friends with all my love that I serve at the table. As for SquaareKat, I am not sure what direction it will go, because throughout this past month I found many wonderful blogs, all have a story, all write what they know, they are truthful and quite open to share what is on their mind… I am not sure how much I want to share; how open I want to be about me, and what voice I want to use….so for now I will be a scrappy whispering blogger because my potential is unlimited.



SquaareKat


2 comments:

  1. i cannot imagine setting that blogging goal! when i first started ... it was all so new and i was so talky and excited that i posted every day. now i do well to get one a week it seems. even before i had the surgery i was slowing down. so i can't blame it on that!
    i think we find our level . . . just as water always does. what's comfortable for YOU and your family.
    and your style already has come through. and it's lovely. you're a writer. first. then you are everything else. xoxo
    and p.s. . . . my mouth just drops hearing of you teaching yourself such tekkie printing stuff!!! so COOL!!!

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    1. Thank you Tammy, yes I agree it all levels off. Yes there's a lot to learn in the blogging world...I am one of those people that if I need to know I will learn. But how I do it is by doing it...so I'll read about HTML and URLs and i say huh (just reading doesn't work)? Then I research more and look for a kindergarten version something that gives me step by steps...it has to be quiet and I am fully concentrating..I mean the house can be burning concentration...LOL it's that easy! ;) XO Marisa

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