Thursday, September 30, 2010

12 Hours...

until October, which means twelve hours til NaBloWriMo!  Woohoo!  Break it down!  (Pause for a celebratory dance around the office while I trip over River, who is crouching on the floor sneaking the crumbs out of her bag of Cheetos.)

BTW, YES--you can still sign up.  I mean, it isn't October yet is it?  Wait.  Is it?  Have I missed a day already?  (I kid.)

The irony here is that tomorrow, on the first day of NaBloWriMo, a day which I should devote to writing a blog so fine that it glitters in the sun like RobPat AND reading your glittery blogs, I'll be on a bus with a bunch of UberSmart Children heading toward Dahlonega.  Which means that I'll be writing my inaugural post tonight after I've finished my chores.

Which leads me to a few things:

  •  I've added a page up above (in the tabs above the posts...do you see them) with some tips and pointers and whatnot.  If you have a tip to add, please share it with us and I'll add it.  I do plan on posting a prompt every day.
  • Don't beat yourself up if you can't post every day.  Are you a human being?  Okay, so stuff happens and sometimes you can't make all your goals.  DON'T let one missed day ruin the whole thing for you so that you sink into a Pit of Despair and refuse to write any more posts for the rest of the month because you RUINED it.  Just write a post the next day, okay?
  • All that said, Blogger has a function by which you can write a post and schedule it to be posted later.  That's what I'll do tonight, in fact.  If you have problems figuring out how to do this, email me and I'll help you out.  I'm not sure if the other blogging hosts have these options, but it's definitely worth exploring.
  • Please take the time to read your fellow bloggers' work.  I wasn't lying when I said I've met some amaaaazing people through this.  Just pick a few to read here and there and leave a comment if you feel so moved.  We all love comments, right?
  • Drink lots of water.  Hydration is important to brain function.
  • Leave your chair occasionally.  I mean, seriously.  Nobody wants blood clots due to blogging.
  • Floss.  
  • I'm not sure why flossing is important in blogging, but there must be a connection somewhere.
Looking forward to writing and reading with you in the next few weeks.  We rock.

16 comments:

Haleine said...

Thanks for the tips... I am an unofficial participant of NaBloWriMo and shall run and get my floss ready.

Good luck with the blogging!

Not Hannah said...

Sure you don't want me to put you on the list? I mean, you have a button and everything :) and I KNOW folks would love to hear more about Vader. (That? Was one of the funniest and most awful posts I've ever read.)

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm ready! I think. Maybe. Slightly. But I've got floss!

Mary said...

I'll participate- officially or unofficially. I've got a plan. Who am I kidding? My plans have yet to work!
Mary

Patricia A. Timms said...

Is it too late to participate? This sounds like fun!

Not Hannah said...

Mary--I hear ya!

Patricia, it isn't. I'm putting you on the list now.

NiaRaie said...
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NiaRaie said...

Whoops I didn't sign up. But I'll participate unofficially if that's okay?

Not Hannah said...

Hey, there's plenty of time to sign up. I'll add you to the list and you let me know if you want to be taken off, okay, NiaRaie?

Danette said...

I think I'm going to sign up--- I'll definitely be posting on the first day!!! hmmm... September got away from me and I haven't even thought about what I was going to be doing about this. See see the second day. If I can make it through the weekend then perhaps I'll be an official sign-up-ee.

Danette

Jules said...

Sorry I'm late can I still join in? Please....sign me up. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Sree said...

Please sign me up...

Haleine said...

Thank you for the offer, Not Hannah! I thought I had missed the deadline so if I can be added, I would absolutely love it.

brenkachicka said...

I too would love to be added. Thanks!

Guinevere said...

I'd like to sign up too!

Danette said...

Read a few blogs and decided to officially declare-- I'll join up. Fortunately I was ready for today!