It’s that time of year! Consider yourself fairly warned!
This is nothing new for those of you who have followed me for a while, but for those of you who are new to my annual November habit, get ready for an awesome exercise in writing. I do this every year!
Starting tomorrow November 1st, I shall be stepping up my game and madly striving to write 30 posts in 30 days for the annual #NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) November Challenge. But admittedly I don’t do it quite like the bare minimum rules. I actually try to make every single post count.
I’m registered, got my badge up, I’m ready to go.
The first week is usually easy enough, the second week not too bad, come Thanksgiving and well we’re all scrambling to make our daily deadline. “Excuse me dear child of mine… you volunteered me for what at the school Thanksgiving Feast??” There’s always more to deal with than initially imagined.
Last year, I flat-out lost the challenge on Thanksgiving Day. And for the first time ever, I lost it big time. We cooked all day, spent Thanksgiving dinner with family and did not get back home before midnight in time for me to post for the day. So that was only one day, but then with the move and us packing, everything fell apart after that and alas I didn’t get in another post for the 2012 challenge.
SO! This year will be different! I will win the goal!
Cheer me on? Please?
Good content, bad content, doesn’t matter for NaBloPoMo. Though I do promise you, personally – I don’t like to write throw-away posts. I view my blog as a writing exercise opportunity, not a blather box. So though it’s not supposed to be part of the challenge, I will try to maintain my quality and the interest my pieces have. And I like to experiment with different styles.
The NaBloPoMo challenge is, in a nutshell, all about making the commitment to sit down, to write and to publish every day, minimum one blog post a day, pushing our writing skills to the max and without exception! Even when all our ideas are dried up! Even though we have jobs. Even though we have kids. Even though we get sick. Even though our Thanksgiving turkey blows up. Whatever! Can ya do it?
Think it’s easy? Let’s see you try. Join us over at NaBloPoMo.
Why do I participate in this madness every single year? Well, I happen to enjoy writing, but this haiku probably explains it best.
Leave a comment in this post along with a link to your blog (and brief description) if you’re participating so we can support each other and even so non-participators can cheer us on! (We’ll need it closer we get to the end of the month, trust me!)
Supporters, post your cheers and websites liberally in the comments as well!
BlogHer took over the management of this challenge/contest (yes, there are even prizes) a couple of years ago, so the entry process is a little different from what you might remember if it’s been awhile since you participated. Be sure to read the links below if you want to get involved. It’s free!
The NaBloPoMo main front page here: http://www.blogher.com/blogher-topics/blogging-social-media/nablopomo
This year’s details here: http://www.blogher.com/novembers-nablopomo-here
Good luck everyone!
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