Monday, November 01, 2010

shoulder month

With Rocktober fading into the past and the excesses of December not quite in our faces yet, November is the ideal time to take stock, to reflect a bit, and to write. For all the affection I feel for this little blog and for all it has given me, I shamefacedly admit that I've grown neglectful this year. Partly because I feel as though I am starting to repeat myself, partly because my blogging community has shrunk. Very few of us write in a vacuum.

NaBloPoMo, then, comes along at an ideal time. I realize that National Blog Posting Month does in fact run every month, but for me if will always be linked to November, likely because of the concurrently running (and more famous) NaNoWriMo. I am not about to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month, although I heartily applaud those who are. But I will write a blog post every day in November.

I hope you are in the mood for music, because I have a stack of new CDs in the review pile on my desk, and, I'm warning you, a couple of them are outstanding. There are a few plans for events percolating in my noggin that I am excited to share with you, for which I hope to entice you to join me. Along with some concert, book, and play reviews, and the usual kvetching and self-absorbed whining, I think I have enough fodder to keep this little blog satiated for the entire month.

At times it's bound to be more Kraft Dinner than quinoa, but I promise to keep the pre-packaged content to a minimum.

Why not join me for NaBloPoMo?


Allison said...

November is certainly the best month to take stock of everything before the end of the year sets in.

I'm looking forward to getting back into more writing writing this month.

Good luck with NaBloPoMo!

Stephanie said...

Yay November!
Have fun at Josh Ritter tonight!

Toccata said...

Warning: Well, if you're going to try and write a blog each and every day in November then I'll have to meet you halfway and make mine about reading your blog and posting a rambling comment each day. It's the least I can do now that I belong to the no longer blogging bloggers club and yet unable to access Facebook account and Twitter, well don't you need a cellphone for that?

L said...

I was just walking the dog and thinking about this myself. I need to post daily about what I'm thankful/grateful for, and now is the perfect time for many reasons. Let's go!

Wandering Coyote said...

Looking forward to your upcoming posts, Barb!

Flannery Alden Jenny Shaw said...

I'm pulling up a chair and settling in for a nice November with a zombie.

phlegmfatale said...

I think it's natural to go in cycles with blog frequency and content. Just as sometimes you have more time to make the blogrounds, sometimes the content is more phoned-in than others. Yours is always a delight, though. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

November is a little pause in the craziness, isn't it, Al? And we need that pause to start those best of lists percolating.

Such an amazing concert, Stephanie! I would love to compare notes with you.

No warning required, Toccata! It's always lovely to see you! I do miss your blog, though.
I don't have a cel and I am on the facebook. Maybe it's different on the island...

Yay! Glad you are joining in, Lesley! Of course you have this annoying habit of always elevating the conversation, so my lol cat posts will appear rather shallow now.

You say that NOW, WC, but November is a long month!

And I hope you have saved me a comfy chair over at your place, Flannery, because I am going to be spending a lot of time there too.

Blogging does ebb and flow, it's true, Phlegmmy, although lately my ebbing seems to be happening more than my flowing. Deadlines help.
I always enjoy visiting yours, too.