NaBloPoMo… Let's do this thing.

So, I signed up for my first crack at NaBloPoMo.

And before I even began typing this, I was already questioning the decision.

If you don’t know, essentially you have to post every single day in the month of November. Which, considering the number of times I posted in October, isn’t really that big of a deal.

However, now I am going to feel obligated to post. And Peters don’t like being told what to do. Except by cute women. I find that endearing for some reason. I am so nuts.

And the days when I just don’t feel like blogging, I am still going to have to post something. Anything. So, you just know that is going to be half-assed. (Even moreso than usual.)

Because I’m loony, I’ll also be thinking that every day is someone’s first day to visit my site. And the first post they’ll see is a crappy NaBloPoMo filler post? This will bug me and make me wish that I had posted something better.

To summarize, I am going to feel an annoying sense of obligation mixed with pangs of regret, and you are going to be treated to even crappier posts.

What kind of sadistic bastard thought of this idea?

I am going to need some help coming up with stuff to write about. So, feel free to e-mail me with questions or issues to discuss. Of course, I’ll likely dance around the topics without really saying much, yet still revealing a little about myself in between the lines. If it ain’t broke…

If you are already signed up for this clusterfuck, you should add me as a friend! I only have one friend at the moment. (Hi, Jamelah!)

If you aren’t already signed up, why not join?

I’m sure that I’ve made it sound nothing but inviting.

I’m actually kind of excited.

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  1. Miriam says:

    I don’t post on weekends. Otherwise I would join. But I too hate feeling obligated to post and I would hate to just post a picture or something…lame.

    http://www.lspoon.wordpress.com

  2. Jess says:

    I haven’t joined because I post every day except weekends anyway and I’m going to be out of town for like half the month. So I can’t be your friend. But I’m excited for your posts. Even the filler ones.

  3. Princess Extraordinaire says:

    I am new here and I dont think you’re a clusterfuck (yet) – lol prove me wrong…lol

  4. CamiKaos says:

    I haven’t joined because I already joined NaNoWriMo… and I think that makes me CRAZY… but maybe I should join NaBloPoMo.. if I did I could use excepts from my NaNoWriMo novel and show the world just how crappy a novel written in 30 days can be… hmm… compelling stuff.

  5. Princess of the Universe says:

    I put some serious thought into it, then decided that there was NO way I could write something interesting every day.
    I’ve had days where I’ve felt like posting, and then stared at my computer blankly for an hour.
    WAY too much pressure for me.

  6. Kathy says:

    I’m doing both NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo (plus I have another blog that needs maintenance).

    Yeah, I’m a little insane. I post everyday, too, but my average post is 300 words at best. The good thing about doing both is you can always blog about NaNo. (The bad thing is boring NaNo updates drive your readers away in droves.)

  7. lfar says:

    yeah, exactly! I’m so worried that my most recent post will be crappy. Which it will be if I’m half assedly posting fluff on a busy Saturday.

  8. Peter says:

    miriam: I know what you mean on the obligated thing. It is already annoying me.

    jess: Since you are excited for my posts, I’ll forgive you for not being my NaBloPoMo friend. This time.

    princess extraordinaire: Just you wait until some weekend when I am passing crappy poetry off as a post. Possibly this weekend.

    camikaos: I tried NaNoWriMo last year. I didn’t like that at all. I was constantly counting words and crunching numbers.

    princess of the universe: I can fully appreciate that.

    kathy: Ha! When I want to drive readers away, I just ramble on for a couple thousand words about sports.

    lisa: This damn NaBloPoMo is going to give me an ulcer!

  9. Michelle and the City says:

    i agree. this whole being told what to do thing is what makes it worse. it’s giving me bloggers’ block. ah!

  10. alyndabear says:

    Well, you’re definitely not alone worrying about the half-arsed posts.. we’re all guilty of them at some stage! You’ll find the month goes by quickly, and you’ll meet a whole stack of new people.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. B2G says:

    “Because I’m loony, I’ll also be thinking that every day is someone’s first day to visit my site. And the first post they’ll see is a crappy NaBloPoMo filler post? This will bug me and make me wish that I had posted something better. To summarize, I am going to feel an annoying sense of obligation mixed with pangs of regret, and you are going to be treated to even crappier posts.”

    Either your brain naturally thinks like that, or you thought about how to come up with something as crazy as that for awhile.

    Either way it scares me.

  12. Airam says:

    I joined. I think I’m going to need more help than you for ideas!

  13. The Stormin Mormon says:

    Added

  14. Peter says:

    michelle: I know the feeling! Although I kind of expect me to get to the “oh screw it!” point and then just let fly with whatever comes to mind. Be afraid.

    alyndabear: And thanks to you too for stopping by! I’ve already found a few new blogs to read through NaBloPomo. Fun.

    sarah: I’m going to let you in on a secret… there are very few things that I am willing to think about for a while. And blog posts definitely aren’t one of ’em.

    airam: And we are NaBloPoMo friends now!

    stormin’: Whooo! Go Colts!

  15. Mood Indigo says:

    you asked…so POST!!!

  16. Brianna says:

    Oh god I hear ya — my saturday post had me cringing all day thinking “what if today someone stumbles on the blog and reads that tripe and never comes back?!?!” The horror.

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