This month I have derided, mocked and otherwise made-fun of various November ‘traditions’. Many of my posts this month have been mock-ups of potential novels in an affectionate sendup of National Novel Writing Month, while I have also derided (at times with a touch less affection) such November notables as Movember, Black Friday (and it’s even stupider sibling ‘Cyber Monday’) and World Sandwich Day.
All the while though, I have been participating in the bloggiest of all the November novelties. For I have been ‘secretly’ participating in National Blog Posting Month (or NaBloPoMo) for which the goal is to produce a blog post for every day of November. That’s thirty posts in thirty days.
As a writing challenge it’s much easier than NaNoWriMo, but it’s still no mean feat I can tell you.
I haven’t been this productive on my blog since I did the same challenge two years ago.
Back then I swore I’d never do it again, because it’s really hard think of sufficient things to write about in order to produce that many posts.
Out of desperation I did stupid things during my 2015 NaBloPoMo challenge, such as writing a post on November 5th saying I couldn’t think of anything to write about. This was ludicrous for two reasons, firstly the ‘I can’t think of anything to write about’ post is all well and good later on in the month but using it up on day 5 was throwing away a potential lifeline very early on. Also, it was Guy Fawkes Night, so I should have just written about that. You’ll note I did not make the same mistake this year and Mr Fawkes very firmly had his place within my 2017 November challenge.
Anyway, today marks the day that I have achieved the thirty posts in thirty days challenge. It’s a day before the end of November because I posted on the last day of October.
Because that was Halloween, which seemed an obvious thing to blog about when trying to generate lots of content.
However, in the spirit of this being a November-specific challenge I will post something tomorrow too.
It will be an explanatory post about what will be happening on this blog during the month of December.
Because I’m extending this blogging party right up until Christmas and possibly beyond.
Do try and contain your excitement.