Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Blog Post Idea

Hello, duckies!  (It's raining here, so it just seems appropriate, ya know?)  Today over at I'm Not Hannah, I posted one of my favorite poems ("Sestina" by Elizabeth Bishop) plus a few quick paragraphs about it.  This is always one of my go-to "I can't think of a post" post-generators.  It isn't always a poem, of course.  I could write about a favorite book, television show, celebrity...the list goes on.  The great thing about this kind of post is that it draws your readers in...it teaches them something about you and offers a way for them to connect with you. Yay, connection!

I've been thrilled with the responses we've gotten so for for NaBloWriMo.  Once again, it appears we've got a great mix of bloggers.  I'm looking forward to writing with you in--gulp--six days.  If you haven't already, please grab a button (and let me know if you need a different color, mkay?) and use it on your blog.  Spread the word!  Huzzah!  UPDATED TO ADD:  It seems a few folks aren't on the list who thought they were.  Please check the sidebar and if your blog isn't showing up, let me know.  Just putting the button on your own blog doesn't register you--I have to add you via a comment or an email to nothannah @ comsouth.net.  *Note to self:  make registering easier next year...Thanks, y'all.

(It's possible I've had too much chai this morning...)

25 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to October.
I'm participating but don't see my blog listed in the sidebar. Did I miss the sign up somewhere?

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like it's going to be fun.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Not Hannah said...

Hey, Alex...I don't know how I missed you. I'll add you right now!

Mason, I think so, too.

Serene @ MomFood said...

What I think I'm going to do for posts on days when I don't have them is collect up links to other people's posts (I have a cooking blog, so poems aren't exactly on-topic, though I post a lot of poetry at my personal blog). Then when I'm short a post, I'll write up a few of those as link recommendations.

(My blog isn't on the sidebar list, either. I hope I registered correctly. My blog isn't on Blogger, but I do have a Blogger profile. The blog, though, is The Mom Food Project, http://www.momfoodproject.com ). Thanks!

Not Hannah said...

Hey, Serene. Not sure what happened, but I'm adding you right now!

The Golden Eagle said...

I can see my blog on the sidebar. :) I'm really looking forward to October now, and I've got ideas for several posts already.

A. S. Boudreau said...

I grabbed a button. I would love to participate in this!

Christina Bunton said...

I'm so in...this will be great practice for November!

http://chrixzy-inkpoisoning.blogspot.com/

Not Hannah said...

Excellent, A.S. and Christina! I've added you!

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Oh, I love Bishop! I'll have to go and check out that poem, I haven't read that before, I think:) Looking forward to Nablowrimo, I just wrote a post abou tit on my blog!

Mary McDonald said...

I'm going to try and do this. It looks like fun!

Jen Daiker said...

I've added the button to my blog but I didn't see my name on your sidebar, is there something special I need to do to add my name?

Claire Goverts said...

This sounds like fun, I'd like to participate with my 'Claire's Writing Log' blog.

Not Hannah said...

Yay, Claire! Adding you right now...

Alyssa Ray said...

Grabbing a button! I would love to participate! I'm Alyssa Ray with RaysofDisneyland.com

Not Hannah said...

You're on the list, Miz Alyssa!

Quinn said...

I want to participate in this. Wasn't sure where to sign up; so, my blog is

http://seeingdreamingwriting.blogspot.com

Not Hannah said...

Adding you right now, Quinn! Welcome!

B.G. said...

Grabbing a button also! This will be so helpful to get the writing gears going more intensely.
I'm Betty Elee, author to "http://techwriterbynight.blogspot.com". It takes all kinds...
Thank you!

Not Hannah said...

Adding you right now, Betty. Woohoo!

Katie said...

Ohh I love the idea of this! Sign me up please!
kateandmichael3.blogspot.com

Romey said...

Hey there, I wanted to let you know that I'd love to take part it in again this year! Would you mind adding me?

Romey from Romey's Ramblings

Not Hannah said...

Hey, Katie, I've added you to the list. Welcome!

And welcome back, Romey!

Mary said...

I'd like to participate but am not registered. Please help cuz it sounds like fun.

Not Hannah said...

Got you on the list, Mary!