A couple of times in the last few years, I’ve participated in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), an alternative to National Novel Writing Month. Last year, I “won” (basically, I did succeed in posting every day), but this year things were so busy in November that I knew I wasn’t going to finish so I didn’t start.
Committing to writing every day is pretty tough, and it’s hard to do when you have a lot of other things going on. As it is, I’ve only posted 9 times since the end of American Idol back in May (for which I blog on each episode). Posting once a week, on the other hand, is a much more reasonable effort to squeeze in to an otherwise hectic schedule, which is what made a blog post I saw two weeks ago catch my eye.
Christina Warren gets the hat tip for pointing me to Project52: “a personal challenge geared toward getting fresh content on your website. The goal is to write at least 1 new article per week for 1 year.” Pretty straightforward, and easy to keep up. The project’s web site is also working on a way of gathering RSS feeds and making participants publicly accountable if they screw up, and no one wants to be “that guy.”
As part of the “refresh” of the new writing commitment, I’m also looking at new WordPress themes to give this place a new look. Keep an eye out shortly after the first of the year.
I hope I’m able to come up with interesting enough writings to keep you coming back this year. I look forward to hearing from readers!