Inspired by Life Ensues, I have signed up for NaBloPoMo. Why would I add yet another challenge/obligation to my plate in the weeks before delivery when I’ve got a graduate statistics class, an online literature course, a job and all the usual self, family and household care responsibilities, as well as holidays, to take care of? One reason is that I tend to be a masochist. That is true. But some others are:
1. I have let writing fall off my plate and in the past two months. I’ve been less motivated to write than usual. I find blogging easier to do than other kinds of writing, so I may as well put some words down, in the hope I’ll eventually be inspired to return to other types of writing.
2. I have friends doing the write a novel during November challenge. If they can write a novel in a month, I can write a measly blog post per day.
3. I actually don’t have a problem writing a post per day. I often write multiple posts per day. Unlike another blog I have largely left for dead, which requires that I do something before I have something to write about, I’m constantly parenting and thinking about issues related to my job as a parent. My problem is in finding the time to format my entry for posting and to get it up. It might be nice to get into the habit of a daily post. It would be even nicer to get caught up on all my old posts before I enter severe sleep deprivation.
4. I’m a sucker for a challenge.
So, since I’ll be more committed than usual to my blog this month, is there anything in particular you’d like to read about?