I’m participating in NaBloPoMo (I had to tab back to the NaBloPoMo page 5 times to make sure I was typing that out correctly, and not inadvertently typing the acronym of some kind of swingers’ sex ring), which is a challenge to post daily to my blog for the month of November. It stands for National Blog Posting Month, which I actually had to look up because I suck at acronyms, even when they give me additional letters.
I didn’t discover the challenge until roughly 10:30 on November 1st when I sat down to do my Halloween wrap-up, so rather than publish it in the middle of the night I scheduled it for yesterday morning, and then I did the same with yesterday’s post. So I have written every day, but just not posted. You know for someone who is greatly concerned about other people following rules, I sure am not so great at it myself. Hopefully I don’t wind up in blogging jail or something. Actually that may be what the acronym actually stands for – it sounds vaguely like prison lingo does it not? Or is it because I am typing this at 5 in the morning, which is either really 4, 5, or 6 – because I don’t know if my clock changed automatically, and because math is hard. I just know it’s dark and cold. And that I will be officially caught up by writing early today.
So as you have likely gathered from the above paragraph, my writing is going to be non-sensical (I thought that was a word but spell-check says no – maybe I’m thinking of Seussical) for the next month, but the good news is that it will be every day. It should be an interesting experiment. I already tend to write daily, but for other sites, or I might spend a couple of days finishing a post if I want more time to mull it over. I work better with deadlines, so it will be fun to see what happens here with my writing. Plus it’s an excuse to avoid housework – sorry honey, you’ll have to go ahead and scrub that toilet. Got a deadline – hands are tied!
If you are a blogger, you should go and check out NaBloPoMo and sign up. It’s okay that today is November 3rd – you have until the 5th to link up to win prizes. There are daily writing prompts as well to help inspire us to keep on writing. Let me know in the comments if you are doing it, and how it is going for you so far!