National Blog Posting Month OR NaBloPoMo. Try saying it fast 3 times…

November 3, 2009

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On the second day of November I learned that November is actually the National Blog Posting Month.  (Thanks to Pajamas and Coffee)

The concept is straightforward:

For the entire month of November, the participant will write a post for every day.  30 posts in 30 days.

I have never succeeded in keeping a long term commitment (except my marriage…)  Every year, when I was growing up, I would vow to keep a diary.  I end up with a dozen journals with no more than 10 pages with stuff written on them.  Maybe I am just coming down from my sugar high (left over from Halloween!  I wonder whether this is the reason why NaBloPoMo falls in November?)  Or I am coming down with the Swiner.  I found this idea intriguing.  So I am giving myself a challenge.

What is the most awesome thing I found about this movement that is impossible to pronounce without ending up catching myself saying MoFo…?

They have a category for blogs called Psychotic Ranting / Anonymous Foaming


I am going to put that on my badge when I go to BlogHer 2010.  IF I do.

p.s. By the way, I totally cheated.  And it is only 12:39 AM on November 3…  First of all, I changed the publish date from November 2 to November 1 for the post that now listed as published on November 1.  I DID write it on November 1, I swear!  I just didn’t have time to edit and publish it before the weekend was over.  Then for November 2, I totally crapped out by blogging with charts from The Economist.  What’s next?  Post my child’s artwork and call it a day?  (I already did that!)  On November 3, I blogged about how I am going to blog every day for the month of November.  I can already detect a trend: on November 4, I will blog about how I am afraid I may not be able to keep this up.  On November 5, I will congratulate myself for not giving up and blog about it… etc. etc.

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Jane November 3, 2009 at 7:41 pm

I think it’s a worthy challenge! And you know I’ll be here every day to see how you fill the space. Who says you can’t show off your kid’s art more than once? He might be the next Picasso!
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Absence Alternatives November 3, 2009 at 11:12 pm

@ Jane
You are absolutely the worst enabler! Or the best. Depending how you look at it. ;-) You are already doing the one post each day thing. I am learning from the best!


The Renegade Moms November 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Thanks for telling us how to cheat! We are SO in!
~The Renegade Moms
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Absence Alternatives November 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

@ The Renegade Moms
You are welcome. Just fulfilling my civic duty. ;-) Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoy yours. And I am absofuckinglutely intrigued by this one… Going over there now.


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