Today is November 1.
This means that today the amount of pink stuff, commercials, letters in the mail to get my yearly mammogram, etc, should slow to a trickle.
Today also marks the beginning of the month in which so many will focus on what they are thankful and grateful for. While I do not post something each day, I do enjoy reading what other people share. I think it's a good thing.
And of course, today marks the start of NaBloPoMo, which is being coordinated by Blogher once again.
I know, my blog post title is a mess. It's because I can't actually say NaBloPoMo correctly if I say it out loud. I can type it slowly, but only by saying National Blog Posting Month very slowly in my head. And even then, it's a 75/25% split on if I'll write it correctly on the first try. It doesn't help that my spell checker wants to change it to abominable.
So, here I go, jumping in to participate for the third year in a row. Of course in the middle of the month I will hate that I dived in. I will think writing every day is just too hard and wonder what the heck am I doing. But when I finish I will be mostly glad I finished (though I will cringe at some of the posts I share on those days when I just have no clue what to write about it!).
It's good. I don't post everyday around here any other time for a reason: it's hard to come every day, sometimes there is nothing to say, sometimes there is a lot to say but I can't quite put it into words yet, and there is a time factor.
Not that writing a blog post is like sitting down to write a novel for me (for some people, it is, one post might become a chapter, a story, a part of a bigger novel which is pretty amazing!). But it's still time. And I don't want to post drivel. And about November 20 I will wonder if I can just get away with sharing a picture and calling it a day!
But, at the end of the month, it's a good thing. It gets creative juices flowing, it holds me accountable to post on a regular basis around here just one month a year.
Now, I have to tell you, I decided I would participate this year a few weeks ago. I had fully intended to sit down and have a few blog posts ready to go: all nicely written, spell-checked, re-read for errors, you know, nice and polished.
What I've actually completed is nothing. Not a thing! Maybe that will make it more fun for you as a reader. Maybe it will be more painful as I write about the lint on the floor one desperate night at 11:59pm because it will be midnight soon and I have nothing to write about!!!!!
So here we go. Time to take what I hope will be a really fun ride. There might be moments in the middle where I am unsure and screaming GET ME OFF THIS THING! but I hope that as this ride pulls up to the end I will be smiling and thinking yep, it was worth it!