NaBloPoMo ’09

Since I’ve been a little absent from blogging since the ‘thon (did I blog myself out?), and today is 1st November, I thought I’d try something to kick me back into the habit.  I don’t know if I’ll manage it, but I’m going to try doing NaBloPoMo.  And trust me, I’m already impressed with myself that I’m managing to get the sort-of-acronym right!  What do you call one of those things that’s not quite an acronym, but is more a name-smush of several words?  My brain has gone blank.  Maybe it’s just an abbreviation.  Anyway, what it’s short for is “National Blog Posting Month”, which is a spin off of NaNoWriMo (“National Novel Writing Month”) along with several other events that are now taking place during the month of November – off the top of my head, there’s a sweater knitting one, an art journalling one… erm… and I’m sure there’s at least one other thing.  The point is, to reach a certain goal during November, preferably by working on it every day throughout the month.  In the case of NaBloPoMo, that goal is to make a post every day for a month.

This would be my first post towards that, then.

In the interests of being picky, I’d like to point out that none of the events starting with “Na…” are in fact just national – they’re all, as far as I know, very much international and run over the good old internets.  Well, the blogging one could hardly be anything else, could it?  But anyway!  I have done NaNoWriMo before, two or three times, but never succeeded in the endeavour.  November always ended up being too busy a month for me, or something.  So this time, since I’m reducing my goal to more manageable things (something I shall talk about another day, since I have 30 to fill!) at the moment, I’m trying this instead.  After all, the posts don’t have to be long or even clever – thank goodness!  I pretty much just have to prove that I’m aliiiiiiiive.   I think.  Yeah, maybe I’d better go back and check the rules again, just to make sure.   Until tomorrow!


OK, I know I said I wouldn’t moan any more about this… but I’m going to anyway. I fail at being ill. I’m officially rubbish at it. Because both lying down and sitting / standing up have their different discomforts, I’ve been yo-yo-ing between one and the other… which has meant not much sleep until this afternoon when my body apparently decided enough was enough and zonked out. Of course, now I’m awake again.

Still, I’ve loaded up my mp3 player with podcasts, I have soup and hot squash (and I’ve taken all the right vitamins and painkillers, etc), and I have my knitting and my Palm which is loaded with books & also there in case I have inspiration to crack on with NaNoWriMo*. I’m Going To Bed!

* Yes, like a fool I signed up for NaNo. I haven’t tried doing it for a few years… and of course I have to get ill at the start of November, so I haven’t even started yet. However, I’m not going to stress. I’ll start when I can and just see how much I can get written over the month. I was going to do NaKniSweMo instead, you know, but then I realised I have my gift knitting – that really needs to take priority. Maybe I should see if there’s a Gift Blitz KAL. If there’s not, there should be!