It’s Day 22! Happy NaBloPoMo!!
I’m still doing it! How are you doing? Generally the first few days of the month are good, then content gets increasingly harder to come by; time seems to shrink away, and then you realize you have absolutely no pictures ready to go with that kind of lame-o post that you just made up in the nick of time! #firstworldNaBloPoMoproblems.
Here are some tips to survive NaBloPoMo:
- Have some scheduled posts to fall back on. I’ve been lucky, I have my Project 50 this year. I had written up my post on oil pulling in the summer, and just stuck it in for late November posting. I hit writer’s block for a “Five for Friday” post, so I ended up sticking the Oil Pulling Post for that Friday. I’ve got a few weeks to come up with my “five” (I guess I could call it Four for Friday).
- Schedule posts! I don’t call this cheating. After all, you wrote the post. I don’t believe it counts if you wrote the entire post on the same day AND published it. After all, isn’t that called editing? Writing a post, leaving it, and coming back to it later to edit and polish? I was out of town for Slim Pickins weekend, and made sure I had posts scheduled for publishing for that Saturday and Sunday.
- Use holidays and official days for prompts! In November, there has been Nature Recycle Day and Take a Hike Day. There is Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday which pretty much creates posts by themselves. I plan to write one post about Favorite Best/Worst Thanksgiving dishes (I think this is a Blogher prompt), a Thanksgiving Day post, and an #optoutside post. There’s three days of almost automatic prompts!
- Take any spare bits of time and start posts! I usually have quite a collection of draft posts. Some are sometimes no more than a title. With NaBloPoMo, it gave me the incentive to start working and fleshing out old posts. If you have a little bit of time, work on a few posts. You don’t have to finish them…unless it’s NaBloPoMo and you need that post!
- Then there’s the NaBloPoMo post to write! Boom! Another day down!
How is your NaBloPoMo going? Are you making it through the month?