Thursday, November 2, 2017

I’m Doing #NaBloPoMo2017

Good news, everyone – I’ve decided to do NaBloPoMo, a name over which I stutter even when I’m just saying it to myself in my head. It stands for National Blog Posting Month, and it means that I’m going to try to post here on the blog every day this month. It’s a good thing I just happened to post yesterday, because I only decided to do NaBloPoMo about an hour ago, when I discovered it was still a thing.

As I’ve mentioned in a recent post, I want to get this blog up and running again after a fairly long sort-of hiatus. Sorry I only posted like eight times in the past two years, I was busy earning a Master’s degree.

But, now that I’m done with grad school, I have time to do things I enjoy again, like read books, write my blog, and NOT teach Intro to Rhetoric and Composition classes. I kid, I enjoyed teaching Intro to RhetComp. Mostly.

NaBloP-P-PoMo is an offshoot of National Novel Writing Month, the much-easier-to-pronounce-inside-my-head NaNoWriMo. I’m not doing NaNoWriMo because I don’t really write fiction, which is just as well because you have to write something like 1,700 words a day to reach the monthly goal of 50,000 words. If you don’t reach the goal, the Writing Police come to your house and shoot your pets.

Not really. But as far as I can tell, you only have to write one blog post a day to participate in NaBloPoM-M-Mo, and my extremely slapdash research has failed to turn up a minimum length. I’m guessing I could post 30 days of cat videos and no one would complain.

I’ve been feeling really creative since the psychic numbness of post-graduate studies has worn off, and I’m hoping that doing NaBl-Bl-BloPoMo will help me ramp up the content creation again, boost traffic, and bring me back into the blogosphere, if they’re still calling it that. Are they still calling it that? Somebody comment and let me know if they’re still calling it that.

Also, wish me luck.