Monday, November 3, 2008

Excuses, Excuses

Last year I read very few blogs, but I did see NaBloPoMo here and there and had no idea what it was. Then in April when I started blogging in earnest I read through some people's archives and learned that it stands for National Blog Post Month and you're supposed to post every day during the month of November. I decided then, in my early blogging enthusiasm, that I would do it.

Then recently I decided I was NOT going to do it, as I'm sort of bored with myself. But yesterday I realized that it's November and I happened to already post on both the first and the second, so I've changed my mind again and am planning to do it. I know, fickle fickle.



I've read a lot of people expressing their fear of the "pressure" of writing every day. If you know me at all, you know that the second I start feeling any of that, I break my writing-every-day contract, which I've made with exactly nobody.

EXCUSES FOR WRITING EVERY DAY
My main reason for wanting to write every day is in hopes that I will acquire the skill of writing posts that aren't 12 pages long. Of course, some posts will still be 12 pages long (NaBloPoMo isn't going to make an entirely new person of me), but I would like to be able to write less when called upon (that means when I want to).

Also, I'm pretty sure that from December 1st, after having posted 30 days in a row, starting back with my three times a week will feel great. Like I'm taking a nice long Hawaiian vacation in between each post. I'll have to be sure not to look out the window or go outside, though, as it will immediately dispel that illusion. December in Poland bears very little resemblance to any month in Hawaii. Well, neither does July in Poland, but whatever.

So, yeah. Those are my excuses. Not very convincing, maybe, but there you have it.

I'm sure I'm meant to say a word about the quality of upcoming posts. I'm not gonna, though, since I've never had much of a thing for "quality posting." I will say, though, that I have no plan at all as to what I will say day after day this month, which should be interesting. Or more likely, significantly less than interesting.
*cute button courtesy of Mombabe over at The Bingham Diaries

19 comments:

Heather said...

yea! Maybe I'll do it too. I love reading your blog, and lately have been reading blogs everyday, so it will give me more to read.

McEwens said...

Yeah right! YOU are always a delightful read!! I love your blog!

Kazzy said...

I am doing NANOWRIMO so I will be lucky if I blog more than a couple of times a week in November. I am exhausted from it already, but it is a great exercise! Good luck!

Melanie J said...

More Lisa can't be a bad thing!

Becky said...

Good luck! It will be fun to see what you'll come up with.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I love your new blog look! Also, I didn't realize you can't get chocolate chips. Should I send you some? I mean, really--that has really got to be cruel and unusual punishment. I just can't imagine. Can you buy chocolate chip cookies? Or do they remove the chips before they enter the country? Shudder!!! As for posting every day, I already do--am I doing something wrong? Is this also cruel and unusual punishment for my readers? I, for one, am looking forward to reading a post from you every day. Besides, I really need to know that you are, you know, still with us what with that lack of chocolate chips, an' all.

Melissa Bastow said...

Twelve page posts are the best. I make a point to keep on rambling just to so people have to read more and more of me (which is possibly why I only have 11 followers?) I also like to write really long comments. Usually about nothing in particular. Although sometimes I try to incorporate a bit about what the actual post I'm commenting on is about. Like this: YAY, a post from Lisa every day!!!!!

Melissa said...

I wondered what that acronym meant! Thanks for clearing that up for me. Unfortunately for the world at large, I didn't know about this and didn't post on November 1st, so I'm out.

Alison Wonderland said...

A post from Lisa every day?! Yay! No NaNonothing form me this year, or ever Lord willing, it's judt not my style.
Good luck!

Krista said...

Cute button! I'm trying to find one that will look good on my blog...

Erin said...

Yippee! I can't wait to see what you have to share with all of us!

Shauna said...

Yeah! I love it! Thank You for all the love and time you put into your blog :)

nevadanista said...

Good luck with that :D I'm out too, since I didn't publish on the 1st. Maybe next year...

Heather of the EO said...

I love it. I'm glad you're doing it. You are more interesting than you think :)

Dots said...

the button is interesting.. the post is even more :)

*MARY* said...

I've noticed a lot of people are attempting this, it's going to be such a busy month in blogdom. But a fun one too.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I like your 12 page posts :-) Good luck on the one post a day endeavor. It will be fun to come by and see what you've done for each day.

Sheri said...

Your so funny... LOL

Susan said...

It's not harder for me to read daily, but it is harder for me to comment daily. So even if you don't hear from me, I'm probably reading and loving it.