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NaBloPoMo IntroPo
What a horrible name, despite (or because of) the echo of "pomo" and the crumb of "NaBisCo"; however, I have swallowed my objections and joined NaBloPoMo, the National Blog-Posting Month thing. (Is it a movement? An event? An experiment? A club? All/none of the above?) The idea is to make a blog post a day, every day, for a month. No minimum (or maximum) wordcount, no prescribed (or proscribed) topics; just write something, anything.

I did this last year in November; I don't remember being aware that it was part of a national initiative, and I certainly didn't join in by signing up for any social networking sites. Part of this was because if I failed, I didn't want anybody but me (and, as the month went on, my readers) to know I'd failed. I more or less succeeded (though I do remember a couple of eleventh-hour typing sprints to try to sneak the post in before midnight, rather like this one) and it did have the effect of clearing a mental backlog. That's really all I'm aiming for this time: 30 (or more!) posts and a bit of mental decongestion. (I could do with a bit of physical decongestion while we're about it, having had a stinking cold for the last few days.) I promise it won't all be meta-content, blogging about blogging -- there can't be many more dull things to read, and there are certainly lots more interesting things to write! -- but I don't promise much more than that.

If there's something you want me to write about, please suggest it here; but I'm afraid this is an old-fashioned writerly text (this particular author "aten't dead", PoMo notwithstanding) so that's about as interactive as things are going to get. If you're not interested... remember those links you used to get on people's "home pages" when we had those instead of blogs, the ones saying something to the effect of "If you don't like this page, go somewhere else" with the link taking you to a random page? Imagine there's one of those. You're feeling lucky. Click here.

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celestialweasel From: celestialweasel Date: November 2nd, 2008 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, I remember webrings. Whatever happened to them, do you think they will make a come back?
From: oinomel71 Date: November 2nd, 2008 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I clicked there. It took me to a blog dedicated to Russian porn pictures.

Normally that revelation would lead directly into some kind of "edgy" "comedy" "riff", but you know, in the aftermath of Wossygate... can't be too careful.
From: vatine Date: November 2nd, 2008 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
So far, the sheer fact that I try to post a little snippet about every book I read seems to coax at least a few more posts out of me than maybe would've happened otherwise.
livredor From: livredor Date: November 2nd, 2008 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, what a lot of spam, I don't think I've seen an infestation so bad on LJ. My sympathies.

Anyway, what I was going to comment to say was, I'm really glad you're doing NaBloPoMo, because I always like your writing. Even when you're writing about banal topics, you do lovely things with words. Good luck, and I hope it brings you something positive as well.
celestialweasel From: celestialweasel Date: November 2nd, 2008 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, that is one hell of a spam infestation. Bad luck, or some bizarre trigger phrase, I wonder?
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