Sunday, November 15, 2009

abacuses don't lie

Middle of the month. Time to take stock of those November resolutions.

I'm pleased to announce that I have managed to fulfill my NaBloPoMo commitment of daily posting thus far. And frankly it hasn't really been all that difficult. It has had the added effect of making me interested in my blog again. I once again look forward to posting every day, and find that it's actually sort of therapeutic.

Mind you that has been the easy half of the month, the one with the minimum of commitments. The second half of the month could prove to be slightly more challenging, what with five days of travelling and a week of entertaining my brother. I am not complaining, no no! I can't wait to hang out on the wet coast with the OFKAR and some friends that I haven't seen in ages. And I love hanging out with my brother. But I will be a little more time pressed to write those daily blog posts. Just like people with real jobs.

If you are observing National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) or the even more ambitious National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I wish you every success. Don't give up; you are halfway there.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo?
How's it coming along?


Doc said...

What's an OFKAR? And where do I find the wet coast?

I've promised myself every year that I was going to join NaBloPoMo but I never remember until the third of the month. Congrats on your noble effort! Four or five posts a week is about as much as I can muster and at least three of those a complete fluff. Looking forward to keeping up with you and enjoy the family. I find lots of beer helps.


justrun said...

Wow, it really is half over. Weird.

And yes, it is going to be harder in the next couple weeks for me, too. I'm going to have to find away to eat Thanksgiving dinner and post before passing out.

Wandering Coyote said...

Half over and I'm at 21,546 words!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Allow me to explain, Doc - OFKAR is the Offspring Formerly Known as Resident, who now resides in our wettest city (conveniently on the coast) of Vancouver.
Four or five posts a week is nothing to sneeze at! And there are no stipulations in NaBloPoMo against fluff. But I have read the stories you post, so I must strongly object: those are not fluff!

Post something before the pumpkin pie, Justrun. That way the turkey drug hasn't had a chance to get activated yet.

You are blowing my mind with your amazingness, Wandering Coyote.

Karen said...

So far so good with regards to NaBloPoMo. Fingers crossed the rest of the month goes just as smoothly! Perhaps you can write a few random posts ahead of time and schedule them to be published while you're away as WC suggested before? That way you won't have to worry while you're whooping it up on the wet coast with your family and friends.

Remi said...

NoNoWriMo kind of scares me as I seem unable to muster even a short story in that amount of time. As for NaBloPoMo, maybe next year. Right now, I'm just trying to get back into double digits for the month.

Good luck, though. I look forward to reading the rest of this month's posts.

Sean Wraight said...

Well that'll learn me... I thought NaBloPoMo was something you made up. I feel so much better now that I know its all official like. Congratulations to you too for sticking with it. It's not an easy task. Considering too, your work thus far has been anything but filler this achievement is even greater.

So good on you for focusing on the humble blog again. You've inspired me too and so far so good!
I do however sense an LOL Catz posting coming soon.


BeckEye said...

Wait, you're posting about posting to fulfill your daily requirement of posting. Isn't that cheating? :)

kelly said...

I'd sign up if it was NaBloPoOnMo...which is once a month and even that sometimes is a stretch for my fingers, so I'll just appreciate those who do it. Without us loyal readers and lurkers what would be the sense of all the posting

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was a good suggestion, to get a few posts in the can before leaving, but I am running out of time to do that, Karen. I will just whip something off while waiting for planes and at red lights and such.
Glad to hear that you are managing NaBloPoMo so successfully.

I am intimidated by NaNoWriMo as well, Remi. Even though I don't generally get started saying anything meaningful until 800 words in, I am also generally done by 3000.
I do hope you try NaBloPoMo next year though. It has been so worth it!

You are too kind, Sean. I have certainly written my share of filler this month. And never fear, there are bound to be at least a couple of LolCatz thrown in at moments of desperation.

It's not cheating, Beckeye. It's meta.

It's true, Kelly! If you weren't around to read my drivel, I would soon throw in the towel. The sound of a tree falling in the forest and all that...
You really should try NaBloPoOnMo sometime!

Allison said...

Make sure you bring your umbrella, streets are a flooding here still. I can't wait to see you this weekend! Huzzah!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I just checked the weather there, Al (because somebody made me panic by mentioning snow). It's going to rain the whole time! I love how both 10mm and 25-35mm are listed as "light rain". Yoiks, you guys are hard core.