Sunday, November 02, 2014

NaBloPoMo 2014 ... or bust!


I did this thing, intentionally, in 2012 and 2011, and, before that, accidentally, in 2008 and 2007. That is, I posted once per day during the entire month of November, participating in NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month.

The whole thing started off as a goof based on National Novel Writing Month, the challenge of which is to try to write an entire novel during the month November. Not everyone can commit to an endeavor of such magnitude, though, and so National Blog Posting Month was born. However, after doing a November NaBlo for a couple of years in a row it seemed that a lot of people had found their momentum and wanted to keep going into December and beyond. So now NaBloPoMo is something you can drop into any month of the year, though November is still the biggest month, and is the only month when members donate prizes that are then given out randomly to other members who posted every day in November.

I have to be honest here. Tweets don't count, so, if I were to do this again, excluding two 'cheating' entries —this one, announcing a tentative start, and, then, maybe one declaring a triumphal end-of-month victory— that would be twenty-eight greater-than-140-characters posts. Quality over quantity? Yes, of course. Why do you ask?

Maybe by engaging in this tomfoolery, successfully or just-short, I might re-hone and re-whet the blogging edge. Or, maybe raging against the challenge itself will be its own reward. After all, I'm not writing a novel.

Here, I go.

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