A month in haiku.
Strange experiment, but hey,
I hope you liked it.
I’ve done some version of NaBloPoMo several times over the last few years, and I’m never sure quite what I think of the experiment. Certainly I’m glad when it’s done – some days I really don’t have much that I want to say and it feels weird and forced to come up with an excuse to hit “Publish.” It’s not a bad exercise. For one thing, I feel more free to post short snippets instead of necessarily coming up with a longer, more cohesive essay. Little (and sometimes literal) snapshots into our world are kind of fun. On the other hand, I feel like the pressure to come up with something before midnight each night means I am actually less likely to write about the bigger topics that are on my mind.
What do you guys think? Is it something worth doing? Something you enjoy reading? I don’t notice any obvious changes in traffic or comments, so I don’t think that’s a helpful indicator of whether this is resonating with anyone or not. Would you want me to try to post, say, every weekday? Or would you rather I stick with my current every-now-and-again, when-I-really-have-something-to-say, frequency and not clog up your feed readers?
One way or another, thanks to all of you for reading, and thanks even more for when you leave a comment. It really does make my day when I get to tell you about these three jokers and you tell me that it meant something to you, or made you laugh, or anything else. You guys are awesome.
And I promise to lay off the haiku for a while.