Saturday, November 5, 2011

Me, Blogging & NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo 2011

I don’t know if I’m a glutton for punishment or just a true writer at heart who must blog for the sake of blogging, hence write for the sake of writing, because as I’ve been known to say, even though I’m NOT a famous, published, New York Times best-seller, I AM a writer, therefore I MUST write.

So, when I found BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) for the month of November, I decided, What the hell! I just gave my blog a new name to rid myself of Blogger Block, I can DO this! Now here I sit, tapping away since I only have two posts up for November and its already the fifth, and NaBloPoMo’s rules say you need to write EVERY day (oh gosh I am a glutton!). I have to catch up—AND keep up!

That’s okay, posting every day has to be much better for me than NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you have to write Fifty Thousand words in November! Can you even imagine ME doing that? I know I can’t. Oh, I have a novel. Well, a couple, actually and they do need major editing. To be on a thirty day time constraint would just totally screw with my head. Posting daily is much better for me, for now, anyway. I can do the fifty thousand words in thirty days next year.

I DO like a schedule, don’t get me wrong. I like knowing that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday I will get up and go to work for a few hours. I absolutely LOVE that Tuesday and Thursday are MINE to do with what I want and that Saturday and Sunday are fairly clean—or NOT! (I hate cleaning and if you visit my house and write your name in the dust, just promise NOT to write the date.) 

Here’s the deal. If I’m going to write, it has to be FUN. If I feel like I’m being FORCED then it just won’t feel fun anymore. Anything that feels like its a burden isnt fun. I’ve been down THAT road way too many times in my life and I’m not going down it again. I’m too old for that crap. This is the second part of my life; I plan to enjoy it and you’ll have to drag me kicking and screaming back into the rat race of stress and over-load.

So, why did I sign up for NaBloPoMo if it means I have to post EVERY day? Well, given that I made the decision to change my blog name, I felt it freed me and my topics to post every day! This is the perfect time to test my method of madness.Then there’s the whole BlogHer network, which I saw a while back but never joined, then saw again just recently and noticed their annual conference next year will be in New York! (One of my fav cities! That might mean an excuse for a trip!)

BlogHer is a pretty awesome network, even without the conference. Check it out. You will find tons of information about EVERYTHING under the sun and lots and lots of Bloggers and blogs to keep you busy (like we need any help, eh?)!

For now, though, I’ll be busy posting—every day…

Wish me luck!


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