Wednesday, November 2, 2011

here's a crazy acronym for something fun that will hopefully get me to write more: NaBloPoMo.

So. I just said the other day that I'm not a writer.

But what I didn't say is that I like writing, and I wish I did more of it. Even though I've come to accept it, I don't like the fact that I let stress hold me back in this area of my life. I like blogging.

So I think the main purpose of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is, well according to the badge at the very least, a way to improve your writing. From my understanding, the idea is that simply by getting you to write more often, you become better at letting the words out, and making them come out the way you want.

NaBloPoMo 2011

Basically, I'm using this to get myself at least thinking about writing more. Baby steps. If I have to think about writing something every day, maybe I can train myself to just sit down and let the words flow. Trial by fire, right?

Right now my blogging style is... half-assed in that I get an idea, and if I'm not doing anything else right at that particular moment, or in like the next five minutes, then I come blog about it.

Ok, no. I start a post. Then Save as Draft. Then some other time I come back and reword and edit and preview and then... wait a day or two. Then re-read one more time. Then schedule or publish. And that's if I don't have to go find the camera or get Nick to email me the picture I had in mind to go with the post.

So here I am, NaBloPoMo-ing along with some of the best (like her and her and her). My intent is to make blogging feel more like a natural, easy, enjoyable hobby, and less like the broken process it is now. This is going to be a challenge, and I'm excited!