Monday, November 1, 2010


I have mixed feelings about NaBloPoMo. I get really excited when some people do it. It’s fun to wake up every morning and have something new to read from my favorite people. On the other hand, some people just aren’t meant to post every day. For most of the year, people only write if something has happened or they have a specific topic they’d like to talk about. Generally, people write better when they have something specific to write about, not when they’ve written a blog post every day for 20+ days in a row, are all out of ideas, AND are out of town for Thanksgiving.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to picture posts or ‘this is what I’m making for dinner’ or ‘this is my new favorite product’. I just don’t like “Wow, is this month going to be over soon? I can’t think of anything to write about” or especially “I’m so busy all I can do is write a post about how I’m too busy to write an actual post.”

I suppose this reads like an explanation of why I’m NOT doing NaBloPoMo, but I am! I’m well aware I might not be very good at it, but I’m going to give it a shot anyway. Feel free to throw it in my face if I stoop to writing a post entirely about how busy I am.

P.S. I am SO not trying to be mean or pick on anyone’s blog in particular. And I’m not saying you shouldn’t do NaBloPoMo if you don’t think you’re good at it. If you want to do it, for whatever reason – because you think it will make you a better writer, because you want to document more of your life on your blog, or just because you want to – then do it! Don’t listen to me!

P.P.S. This post is not meant to say most people can’t hack NaBloPoMo, but I can because I’m awesome like that. Believe me. Its saying most people crash and burn by the end of NaBloPoMo (sometimes sooner), but I’m going to attempt it anyway, even though I will probably crash and burn, too. Because I want to.


  1. Yay! I look forward to seeing you post every day! It can be very hard sometimes! Good luck!

  2. I'm trying to do NaBloPoMo, too! I've never done it before because I always forgot about it until a couple of days into November. With The Blathering and Thanksgiving, we'll have to see how it goes.

    (Incidentally, I've always wondered why it takes place in November--a busy month with a holiday, rather than, say, February or March. Oh, well!)

  3. Lauren: I tried it in February this year (without saying so) and think it was much easier than November will be - no big holidays and not much to do besides blog. Although, maybe it was because I knew nobody was reading:) I think I managed all to go all of February and part of March posting everyday! (although I subsequently deleted some of the content-less posts)