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November 1, 2010

… time for NaBloPoMo.

November 1st and it’s time once again for National Blog Posting Month. I found out about NaBloPoMo just last week from a friend and decided to give it a try this year. The idea is simple: update your blog once a day for the month of November.

I had originally planned on trying NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where the idea is to simply write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November , but I didn’t have much faith (read: no faith at all) that I could really achieve that goal. Well, I probably could probably write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, but heaven knows if it would have made any sense or been anything more than a 50,000 word free-write. I eventually decided – after many sleepless nights and days filled with much hair-pulling – that blog posting would be a better goal for me and so here I am. I also decided that saying NaBloPoMo was much more fun than saying NaNoWriMo. Really, it is. Take a second and try it right now and see if it isn’t. I’ll wait…

What’d you think?

I have no idea if I’ll make the thirty days, but that’s not really important, is it? It’s only November 1st and I’ve made my first blog update so no reason to worry about November 2nd or November 9th (a very special day!) or November 28th yet.



Please tell me I’m right because I have a tendency to project and worry about that sort of stuff.

If you happen to be reading this and you’re also doing NaBloPoMo please let me know so I can read your blog and then maybe we can nudge each other along through the month. Kind of like a virtual hand-holding thing.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2010 8:22 am

    I love your writing style, Michael. It’s easy/breezy, like you’re having a friendly conversation. I have to tell you I thought NoNoWriMo was so hard. I decided to write my novel last year. It was about 3 old ladies in a nursing home reflecting back on their very different lives. It even had a title, “The Ladies Who Loved Pie.” It was a sweet story (at least I thought so!). It might make a nice short story sometime but 50,000 words was just too huge for me. I quit after about 2 weeks. I was woefully behind and very confused about how to proceed. Some of the people who do NaNo have outlines and character summaries ready when they begin. I also think some of them have chapters ready when they begin …

    I know you will enjoy NaBlo. Best of all, there’s no word limit. When I was doing NaNo, I tried to write 2,000 words a day. PFFT. Much harder than I thought.

    Good luck and have fun!


  2. November 1, 2010 8:24 am

    PS – Find me at:


  3. Fordy permalink
    November 1, 2010 9:50 am

    NaBlaPoMo NaNoWriPor – maybe we’re taking this abbreviating too far. LOL!


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      November 1, 2010 11:55 am


      (Acronyms rule DA!)


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