So how did I actually make it through all of November posting?
1) Not all of the posts are about food. I think I've come to terms with the fact that this blog is going to evolve into more than just what I'm eating/cooking/drooling over, because I don't have infinite things to say about food and I have the cutest little baby ever. Oh and because I'm going to have a baby in March. ;)
2) Most Mondays I posted menus and most Sundays I posted pictures. It's almost like a cheat, but I tried to make sure that the pictures were good and the menus were, mostly, followed.
3) This is probably the real reason why I could stick with it: I prescheduled a lot of my posts. If I had multiple ideas for posts, I'd write them all up at once and then schedule them out. Usually this ended up being a few posts at a time, so it's not like I had the entire month scheduled.
So will I ever do this again? Possibly. Probably not any time soon, though. I'm planning on easing up on the posting, especially right now. I have a talk to give about a carbon-enhanced metal-poor r+s-process enhanced star (say that three times fast) in about 20 minutes, a ginormous pile of papers to grade, and a committee meeting in a week, where I have to tell one of my committee members that I am, indeed, having a baby, which is probably going to cut my spring semester productivity in half. Oops.
So for now, here's a piece of pie for you, because I think we've all deserved it by sticking with me for this long. Also, because I can't eat it due to my newly-discovered pregnancy-induced insulin resistence, but more on that later.
|Image from Stu Spivack because my phone is choking on the giant picture of pumpkin pie from inside my faraday cage. I mean office.|