I’ve known November to be National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for the longest time now—way before blogging became this popular.
It’s quite a catchy idea (the nickname helps, too) but I was never really attracted to the idea of scrambling to write 50,000 words within thirty days. What would I do with a crammed novel, anyway? (Am I contradicting myself about the beauty of cramming?) Though it might just be the solution to those who’ve put off writing their own novel forever, and it’s a pretty exciting activity, it works only if you have time. Perhaps ShoStoWriMo, which happens in February, is better. Never underestimate the power of a short story.
So someone came up with a challenge that should be more doable—since many people are doing it already. Now, November is also NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month. If you’re up to the challenge, join up and write a new blog post every day for the rest of the month. (Its website is oh-so-aptly Web 2.0, too.)
Unfortunately, I learned of this four days too late, which makes me technically disqualified.
Will I ever learn to post daily, though? Blogging should be all about expression rather than fullness of intention, whose side-effects include constipation, not to mention confusion and naivety. Let’s see.