Monday, October 30, 2006

Masked Mom's Media Monday: Some Company For My Misery

I've been a blogger since May of 2005--going on 18 months now. Sometimes I've been lucky to post three or four times a month, others I've managed a few a week. I've never been a blog every day kind of blogger, but all that's about to change, thanks to NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, the illegitimate* half-sister of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which has been around to torture motivate fiction writers since 1999).

National Blog Posting Month is a challenge to write a blog post of some sort every single day in the month of November. Not only does participating give you a great sense of accomplishment and community, there are neat-o buttons to post on your blog.

I was going to go with this one:

Yoda's great, right? He's got The Force and he can use it without lifting a finger but when it comes time to lift fingers, he's all over your ass. (Or so I've heard since I've not actually seen any but the first two Star Wars movie (by which I mean Episode 5 and 6, which is reason #1, I stoppped trying to see Star Wars movies: what's with the funky numbering system? I don't want to have to pass a math test to get in to see a movie.) )

Yeah, Yoda's a bad-ass. But is he bad-ass enough to get me (lazy, disorganized, overworked, understaffed me) to write a post every day? Isn't he a little too, um, Ghandi-like to really be scary? Now, don't get me wrong, I think Ghandi was bad-ass and amazing in all sorts of ways, but I don't think I really would've been afraid of Ghandi and fear is where it's at for motivating someone like me.

So, I'm going with this button:

'Cuz nothin' says motivation like a firearm pointed right at your head. Of course, motivation and material are two totally different should be an interesting month--interesting in a just-how-boring-can-this-bitch-possibly-get? way.

Masked Mom's One-Word Review: Challenge.

*I mean that in the nicest way possible.


  1. Youngest Sister10/30/06, 8:51 AM

    I have a friend who is an aspiring photographer. She did a picture a day website for a year. She's finishing it up tomorrow. I cannot imagine the motivation that takes.

  2. Ah, come on! It isn't an illigitimate half sister...

    Ok, I guess it is. I'm in it too.

    Yes, gun at the head does =motivation. Funny.

  3. Wow, I a year ago would have been so on that. I think my lack of posting too needs to be addressed. Maybe I could start today the 2nd of November!

  4. Good luck with NaBloPoMo. I'm in, too, and I'm here by way of the NaBloPoMo Randomizer site, which magically opens a window with one of the participant's blogs...magic;>