November: National Blogging Month

The Challenge is simple. Blog one post a day for the whole month of Nov..  Its been hitting all over my blogger groups.. are you joining in NoNanowriMo..  at the very least call it what it is.. A spin off!

National Novel Writing Month has been around a long time and I have seen it for many years..

“National Novel Writing Month is an annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30”

However National Blogging Month is to be honestly new to me.. I have been blogging for many years and this is the first year I have even heard of it.. Challenges to blog daily for a month, I have seen that happen lots over the years.. many bloggers have that challenge.

Having it happen on the very same month as Nona(the short version) well.. I am sorry but a little slide to the left and onto the band wagon they went.

I adore watching my writer friends posts on this.. its fast paced, crazy hard and brutal.. they turn off everything and write, write WRITE.. they ask friends of help in names to fit this, or plot twists, or funny moans of family’s that want to know they will get their loved ones back!

Jason had said a few times he dreams of “Going” for it.. I laugh and say.. the year you retired..  I love him to bit, but the time it takes to pound out 50, 000 word novel in 30 days..  sorry.. not sorry.. the life and work and the farm goes on.

I poked around a bit on the net and what I seemed to have gotten is that this challenge seems to break down into two challenges roughly

A) post every day

B) Give blogging tips, idea’s

Hmmm.. both are good.. it is hard to blog every day.. that is a simple fact..  blogging really well every day.. I am not sure one single person can honestly to do it.. we have good writing days, poor writing days and wow.. did I write that day’s.. that moves me.. that needed to come of me..

The real question is what do I want to do with this information? I had already planned on writing daily, I can push myself to do a few extra posts up so if I have a overwhelm day, I can put up  pre-done post..  (I am one of those rare writers that most of the time does not pre-write her posts, I am a pantster writer most of the time)

In the writing world there are two types of writers, the pantsters and the plotters..  I do a very odd combo of both. Sometimes you get things on here on the blog that I have plotted out the bones of weeks, months or years in the making.. but most of the time.. the writing itself is total pantser..  sure I will research things and include links for you.. but that is follow up, not the starting point for me.

A lot of bloggers take a idea, research it and then write on it..  The issue I have here is why did you pick the subject matter if its not already something you know about.. I prefer to take something I know a little on or I know something knowledge wise that touches the new subject matter’s edge and then do it, do it again.. do it again.. and then talk about it and share..

Its not picture perfect like the “research” blog posts are.. its messy and real and hard earned and sometimes I never get past the.. huh.. well it sort of works lol.. but that is ok.. other times  I nail it and love it and it earns a place in my world in a regular way..

I am sitting on the fence on this one..  how do I want to work it into the blog this month..  We will see.. we will see..

Have you ever tried to write your 50,000 word novel in nov!? Have you done the blog every day in nov challenge?


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3 Responses to November: National Blogging Month

  1. Thehendzels says:

    Glad to hear that you blog like I do-albeit more prolifically than I. 😊. I’ve never participated in this challenge – frankly I’m too busy to do so. Maybe when I retire! Best of luck to you!

  2. Widdershins says:

    Heh, and if you combine the two and get your 50,000 words then it’s a win/win situation. 😀
    I’ve done NaNo a couple of times and although I got the word-count I realised I’m not good with deadlines and that my preference is to edit as I go, so the flat-out-full-on NaNo method isn’t for me. 🙂

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