You’ve heard of “NaNoWriMo”, right? People from all over the world sit down in November to write 50,000 word novel drafts. You know, between coking Thanksgiving dinner, watching all those parades and football games, and taking all those turkey-induced naps. Seriously, wouldn’t any other month be better than November? Anyway, I tried that a couple times and I have now decided I just don’t have a novel in me. Picture book? Maybe, but not a 50,000 word story.
That’s why I was a bit excited to find NaBloPoMo. Kinda the same idea, in that you set a goal to write every day, except this one you only have to write a blog post every day. The story doesn’t have to connect day to day. Which is good, because my stories can rarely stay on track for five minutes. See this entire post for proof.
Even though you really are only supposed to post on weekdays, I think I’m going to go full out and do it every day. If I’m already struggling to get five entries written a week, what’s the harm in making it seven? But really, I want to have a reason to push myself to sit down and write or share something daily. More than just, “Meh, my to do board says I should.” I figure signing up on the BlogHer NaBloPoMo Blogroll should be the kick in the pants I need. Plus I would like to make myself be more interactive with the whole thing rather than just blah, blah, blah-ing away. This should make it easier to find some new people to follow, read, and comment.
Want to find out more about NaBloPoMo? Click the badge below or on the sidebar. Let me know in the comments if you are participating, so I can be sure to follow your month of blogging as well.