Friday, October 27, 2006

You Mean Like...Every Day??

After blogging about NaNoWriMo several entries ago, I ran across its second cousin earlier tonight. Never heard of it before, but I thought it might be worth a mention.

Someone out there decided to start NaBloPoMo, (if you read my post on NaNoWriMo, then I trust you to figure out for yourselves what NaBloPoMo stands for) for those that are seriously into blogging but not so much into banging out a 50,000-word novel in a month. The idea is based on the same theme as its much more popular do a lot of writing during November. If you sign up for NaBloPoMo—which, I'm sorry, doesn't have nearly the same flow as NaNoWriMo when it rolls off the tongue—you're basically promising to post one blog entry every day during November. No skipping. No excuses.

While I support the blog thing as much as I support the novel thing, I won't even sign up and fool myself into thinking that I'll accomplish the goal, because: 1) I've got plans to be gone for at least a couple days in November, so that shoots the "every day" theme right there; and 2) I've been having a hard enough time lately getting in an entry a month, much less an entry a day.

One good thing about finding that site, though, is the lonnnggg list of participants at the bottom. There have to be a few gems in there somewhere. Where to click first?

"They say that cocaine is God's way
of telling you you have too much money.
I suppose blogging is His way of telling you
you've got too much time on your hands."
—James Morrow


  1. Dang... I should've visited sooner. Maybe I could've talked you into doing the NaBloPoMo, and then I would try and do the NaBloCoMo (commenting). Now that idea will have to wait until December...

  2. Guess who FINALLY got online to see your blog??? Looks like fun. Maybe I can read all during my hours of boring meetings during the day!!

    CAS :-)

  3. I did NANOWRIMO three years solid.

    Meaning I have three unfinished, miserable manuscripts in various Rubbermaid bins, safely tucked away like the Lost Ark of the Covenant in a government warehouse.

    A James Morrow quote?! I don't know exactly who you are, sir, but megakudos to you! "This Is the Way the World Ends" and "Towing Jahova" are modern unsung masterpieces.

    Carry on!