Hello NaBloPoMo: A Considered Approach To Participation In Said

“Good news of long-awaited event will soon arrive.”

~ first Chinese fortune cookie that I opened at lunch

“Relax and enjoy yourself.”

~ second Chinese fortune cookie that I opened at lunch

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It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when bloggers everywhere around the world decided whether or not to participate in NaBloPoMo.

This year, thanks to a change in my November travel plans, I’ll be doing NaBloPoMo again.  But this year, unlike last year, I’m going to participate in a lighter way.  A more “just throw something out there” sort of way.

Because while I enjoyed the amazing sense of accomplishment that came from posting every fricking day for one month, I did not enjoy the stress of focusing on the details of my life every fricking day for one month.

So, I’m going to use some quotes + photos + flapdoodle as filler.  Kind of like those shiny glass gems that you put in the bottom of a hurricane lamp so that the candle inside it will stay in place & continue to burn, while not falling over & catching the house on fire.

That’s how I’m going to do NaBloPoMo this year.  And you?

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NaBloPoMo November 2012

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Ally Bean

Observant. Humorous. Adaptable. Charmingly cynical. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted by choice. Fond of words.

18 thoughts on “Hello NaBloPoMo: A Considered Approach To Participation In Said”

  1. WP Recommended Tags for this post included: Harriet Tubman and Bob Marley & The Wailers. Does this make sense to anyone? I cannot figure out why WP wants me to use those tags. Seems a bit peculiar to me. But then, who am I to question the ways of WP?!


  2. Sounds great! I believe that I have told you in the past that I am all in favor of flapdoodle. Also, your shiny glass gems in the hurricane lamp metaphor is a lovely (and amusing) one. Yay metaphors! Metaphors and flapdoodle all around! (Also, I’m really tired! And I ate too much candy last night! But that’s beside the point! Exclamation points and non sequiturs all around!)


  3. Maybe Harriet Tubman was known for saying “Flapdoodle”? 🙂

    Good plan, just to be a casual NaBloPoMo-er. I plan to keep my stress to a minimum, too.


  4. Good luck to you! Filler and Flapadoodle are practically de rigueur. I have participated the last 4 or so years and decided, kind of last minute, not this year. But I’m looking forward to looking around and meeting new people anyway.


  5. Oh yeah, NaBloPoMo…how could I forget? Well, I kind of did this year, even though it was where you and I “met” last year! 🙂 I’ve been busy helping out with the social/in-person media blitz for my husband’s first published novel (that he wrote during NaNoWriMo in 2010). I can’t believe I forgot about NaBloPoMo because his writing was why I started doing it (so I could show solidarity by working in the office every night with him side-by-side in the month of November.) Anyway, I already missed the first few days, but I’m going to try and get back into it! 🙂


    1. Kristen, I’m sure that you can join into NaBloPoMo at any time and in any way that you want. To my knowledge there aren’t any NaBloPoMo police patrolling the internets looking for blogging miscreants who don’t follow the rules to a “T.” But I could be wrong.

      [And, really, the only way that I remembered it was that Zazzy, who I met last year during NaBloPoMo, asked me if I was doing it again– and I went, “Oh yeah– that thing.”]


    1. gemma, NaBloPoMo is fun, but this year I refuse to take it too seriously. As I recall it started a bit tongue-in-cheek, as an alternative to writing a novel in November. It was meant to be a way for bloggers to goof-off together. And if there is one thing I can do well, it is goof off.


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