Big Plans for November


Among the normal stuff of my life-working, traveling, trying to make ends meet, and attempting to get my Voice Over Career a bit of a start-I have a few other projects I am working on in November. In fairly typical manic depressive fashion-though I am feeling much better now-I have decided to have a go at a number of online events which I have never done before. Ok, I have written 30 posts in 30 days, but I have never been a member of NaBloPoMo while doing so. I have this mad idea to try and get If You Write It a bit more web presence. My plans for world wide web dominance are by no means complete, but I have decided to make a start.

The Wife seems to think that the world does not need another Boing Boing, Huffinton Post or Perez Hilton. But I think if there is enough room for TMZ, Extra, and Entertainment Tonight-all airing at the same time in my market-than one more blog about random current events seems to Ok. It would be nice to become a Pro Blogger and quite my day job-at least for a while anyway.

Blogging Idol is a blog contest to see who can get the most RSS Subscribers in November. Since I have never been all that good at getting new RSS Subscribers this seems like a fun idea. Problogger and Shoemoney are both fans of Pop Ups for getting new subscribers-but I pretty much hate Pop Ups so I will not be using one in November. This leaves things like Quality Content and Consistency-hmm, maybe I should look into that whole popup thing.

NaNoWriMo is a sort of contest where you write a novel in a month. A fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. This breaks down to a bit less than a couple of thousand words a day. Can it be done?-well, yeah. In 2007 there were 101,510 participants and 15,333 winners. Will I be one of the Winners in 2008? I’m going to give it a shot.

NaBloPoMo a cute little copycat of NaNoWriMo in which you write a new blog post everyday for 30 days. Sometimes this is not as easy as it sounds. Life tends to get in the way and blogging is not, and should not, be the whole reason for your being. All bloggers like places to share their blog and NaBloPoMo seems like a fun place to hang out. Like most such places there are groups and forums and the like here. I still need to look around some more, but I like what I have seen so far.

Maybe I should toss in a Triathlon-nah, I’ll save that for next November.

Jon Herrera

Jon Herrera

Writer, Photographer, Blogger.
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2 comments on “Big Plans for November
  1. ASKATKNITS says:

    Okay, I will join you in posting for 30 days in November… aacckk! I am not sure my brain can do that! But, you are on!

  2. DESCARTES says:

    Your good enough, your smart enough, and dog gone it people like you. We can do it!

    Take some ginkgo biloba for your brain. Hey, it works.

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