Sunday, March 07, 2010
Some regular readers of this blog may have noticed that every post this week has had the words "strange" or "stranger" or "strangest" in their titles. Some of you may have wondered why.
The reason is all to do with something called NaBloPoMo which stands for National Blog Posting Month. NaBloPoMo is a group of people who commit to updating their blogs once a day for an entire month. It started off as a goof based on National Novel Writing Month, the challenge of which is to try to write an entire novel during the month of November. Not everyone can commit to an endeavor of such magnitude, though, and so National Blog Posting Month was born. However, after doing a November NaBloPoMo for a couple of years in a row it seemed that a lot of people had found their momentum and wanted to keep going into December and beyond. So now NaBloPoMo is something you can do any month of the year.
I've never bothered with NaBloPoMo much before, mainly because I average about one post per day anyway. But NaBloPoMo also has a theme every month. It's purely optional but if writers want an extra challenge they can try writing a post every day on that theme.
The NaBloPoMo theme for March 2010 is STRANGE(R).
As I sometimes write some pretty strange posts I thought I would take up the challenge of writing a post on the theme of STRANGE(R) every day this month. It's not been too difficult so far... though I do admit it was a bit of a stretch to use the word STRANGER to introduce posts about professionals in sailing and the pros and cons of using a gym.
So that's why I'm acting strange this month.
Normal service will be resumed in April.