Thursday, 29 October 2009

The madness continues

NaBloPoMo!

Bless you!

That's now three years running I've made the same gag. It's almost a Heritage Joke. I'm sorry.

For those of you who don't know, NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month. The Nation in question is the US, I think, but Blogs, Posting and Months are concepts that transfer quite well across the Atlantic so I think we can safely proceed on that basis.

The idea of NaBloPoMo was originally that bloggers would commit to writing on their blogs once a day for the whole of the month of November. Sounds easy, doesn't it? But it's not. It really isn't.

This will be the third year that I've taken part. And I'm more than a little concerned about the whole thing.

You see, one of the beauties of having a blog is the freedom to not update it every now and then. Those nights when the laptop stays unopened. When, quite frankly, you've spent enough time at work with qwerty and his friends, and you're buggered if you're going to do it - unpaid - in the evening. But NaBloPoMo forces you to put that aside. The physical act of writing is one thing, but I do myself no favours because I do insist on having something tangible on the blog, so I can't really get away with putting any old tut on here in November. I have to think about it.

In my first year of NaBloPoMo I was fresh-faced and new to the idea. I blundered through the whole thing like Bambi on ice. Year two saw me doing some serious preparation. I had a whole bunch of things thought out beforehand.

Year three sees me seriously banjaxed. I have nothing. But. But. I've neglected this blog for much of 2009. It's the end of November and I've only done about two posts a week for the year to date. This will not stand.

So, good reader, would you like to sit back and see what November has to bring? I'm not making any promises. It could get messy. But hopefully both of us will get something out of it.

3 comments:

City Girl said...

I had to resort to the Google to define "Banjaxed." I'll never get the hang of this language.

Our participation in NaBloPoMo is in question, since I will be out of the country with spotty internet access and time for most of it. We all met Year One. Seems like forever ago.

Good luck!

PS - The security word is "adral" which looks and sounds suspiciously like Adderal...think someone is trying to tell me something?

Le laquet said...

There is less than a snowballs chance in hell of me managing any part of NaBloPoMo this year and so therefore I am just not even starting it! Fruitless!!!!

John's Weight Loss Blog said...

I did NaBloPoMo once and found it pretty rewarding - but a lot of work! Do yourself a favor and store up some extra posts that you can pull out of your arse when you don't feel like writing.

Good luck!

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