Well, it’s day two of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and I’m already unsure what to write each day. Usually, I only blog if something important happens, or if there’s an idea worthy of an in-depth discussion.
Rather than churn out 31 “What I did today” posts, I’ve decided to spend some time thinking about interesting topics – both for this month, and for the future, after all, nothing looks worse than a blog that goes un-updated for months on end, so it’s always good to have some ideas tucked away.
So far, I’m taking inspiration from the world around me, and that’s something that I think a lot of bloggers could do. I plan to post more on things like Security issues, software updates, Identi.ca discussions (and Twitter discussions), things that show up on Freenode / OFTC and other IRC channels, and the results of things like Ubuntu meetings.
There’s enough going on in those areas that there’s always something to say, and blogging about those things doesn’t mean leaving out the occasional how-to, introspective, or “this is what I’m up to”. It does, however, mean that there’s no need to fall back on the dreaded Top 10, or journal style post!
Well, it’s the new year now – in fact, it’s a new decade! I’ve already done a year in retrospective post, so this won’t be one of those, but I thought I’d still post something today, to start the year as I mean to go on.
This month is also National Blog Posting Month. I took part in one of those last year, but didn’t do so well because BT managed to break our internet connection. Here’s hoping things go better this year.
I hope you’re not all too hung over! Enjoy what’s left of the holiday season, and best wishes for the coming year.
I missed the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) last year, but I’ve just learned about something that sounds even more fun – NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month).
NaBloPoMo is an ongoign thing – the idea is to make a post a day, every day, for a month. I’ve signed up, even though we’re almost halfway into July. I’ll be ‘warming up’ this month, and pushing for a full month in August!
In November, they’ll be doing the official challenge, and will be offering up prizes to some lucky bloggers who have completed the challenge.
If you have a blog, and it’s been suffering from neglect lately – or you just fancy an incentive to encourage you to keep posting, why not sign up?
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