Sunday, November 30, 2008

NaBloPoMo 2008: Done!

So, it looks like I've managed to finish NaBloPoMo this year. It wasn't exactly easy; there were a few points where I almost gave up. But somehow, I managed to come up with something to write every time, even though it was sometimes pretty lame. 

Looking back, I'm really glad I did this. I feel like by forcing me to write something every day, whether I had something to write about or not, this competition (is it really a competition? I dunno what to call it exactly, maybe "event" is more accurate) has really drawn me out more than I'm used to. It's like I've had to put some essence of myself into this blog, and I'll probably be able to look back at this in a few years and really get a sense of who I had been at the time. I think that's neat. 

Kiriska: Thanks for talking me into this! Sooooo totally worth it. Maybe next year, I'll do NaNoWriMo with you too. (maybe. <_<>_>)

Everybody else: If November comes around next year and you need something to fill the time, this event is definitely worth your time. Don't worry about what you're going to write about, or anything like that, just start and see where you end up. (Or if you're feeling impatient, no reason not to start now! It's not like NBPM is a terribly formal event anyway.)

I suppose the big question now is, what am I going to do with this blog? I'm planning to keep it going at this point, but I probably won't be sticking to the daily posting schedule. Two or three posts a week is probably more likely. Since I'll defintely forget about that soon if I don't set a definite target, I think I'll commit to a MWF update schedule. 

So: that's that. See you tomorrow!


Frank Church said...

...I think I'll try to do this exercise in January. No way I could do it in December, ugh. And I'm too impatient to wait till next November. How's that for some shameless copying?

It was interesting to read this blog for the past month because a lot of times, your entries were on topics we wouldn't necessarily talk about on aim. So I think I got to know you better - I guess this was my first real, sustained exposure to your thoughts for a while (since high school, I guess).

Also, even though I'm still concerned about the food famine next year, maybe we'll get through it and there will be robots and we'll all look like the folks in Wall-E. Ugh. But that's better than my current apocalyptic mindset, so full speed ahead I say.

Æther said...

To he that cuts hair from houses by name (or is honest about collections of religious followers), let me know what your blog is when you start it. I'm interested, you understand. I'm also interested in that piano recital I missed that one summer on account of being in Austin at the time. (Also, I like lapis over saxum for stone.)

To the falsely unchanging one, I have enjoyed these posts and look forward to future ones. I may start this at some point that does not align with any significant calendar event just for my own sake. I look to your input should that day arrive. I also look to see you at some point in the coming week.

Kiriska said...

Remember NaBloPoMo is technically a year-round event for anyone who wants to. November is just its "big month" since it was original created as an alternative to NaNoWriMo. :P

It's awesome that you still intend to keep an MWF update schedule though. Looking forward to it. :D

Æther said...

Monday failure!