November is National Blog Posting Month. I had a joke planned here about how in the future EVERYTHING is going to have its own month…I was making up goofy fictitious future events like “National Fungus Appreciation Month,” and then I thought, “I should check to make sure none of these are, like, actual events, so I did, and truth really is stranger than fiction because I think everything already DOES have its own month. June, for example, is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, American Rivers Month, Cancer In The Sun Month, Dairy Month, Turkey Lover’s Month, National Accordian Awareness Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Ice Tea Month, National Papaya Month, National Pest Control Month, National Rose Month, Fight The Filthy Fly Month, and Zoo and Aquarium Month.
There’s no National Fungus Appreciation Month, but May is, among many other things, Fungal Infection Awareness Month. Which is way funnier than anything I could have come up with, so let’s move on.
On impulse I signed up for NaBloPoMo a couple of days ago. The rules are simple: you join the official list, post to your blog every single day of November, and at the end of the month if you haven’t missed any days you can win cool prizes and stuff. “Self,” I said to myself jauntily, “We can totally do that.”
Then yesterday morning I realized that DUH, “every day” includes Sundays and Sundays are supposed to be a computer-free day here. I considered writing two posts every Saturday and scheduling one of them to not hit the blog until the next day, but I’d hate to win some nifty prize and then get disqualified on a minor technicality. So I’ve decided to use the time the kids spend with their dad on Sundays to keep up with the daily posting. No missed family time, no missed blog posts, no fudging the contest rules.
And finally I arrive at my point. I knew it was around here somewhere.
I’m going to be posting every single day for the month of November, and frankly my life isn’t interesting enough to pull that off if I have to rely solely on “What I Did Today” posts. So if there’s anything at all that you would to see on this blog — a funny meme, personal trivia, a filking challenge, this week’s shopping list, whatever — leave a comment or send me an email, and I will devote a post to it. Otherwise I may be reduced to blogging about what I had for lunch, and I don’t think any of us want that.
NaBloPoMo officially begins one week from today. I’ll be accepting any and all requests starting now and ending on…let’s say November 28th.
Could be fun! Or a mind-numbing ordeal of bandwidth-wastage! Let’s find out!