Saturday, November 2, 2013
Hello November and hello #NaBloPoMo
Last November I wrote a post every day for something called NaBloPoMo. National Blog Posting Month is a low-key version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where people pen an entire novel in a month. Unlike many writers I have no dreams of writing a novel, but I do love my blog.
I will be posting every day this month. I don't have any grand plans though. I'm sure I'll be keeping up with Wordless Wednesday and #iPPP, hosting giveaways if I can convince anyone else to partner with me, and writing about our family adventures. I might throw in some posts that have been sitting in my draft folder, or delve into more birthy things, things that are always on my mind.
I look at this as a way to challenge myself and I hope to grow a bit with every post.
BlogHer, who hosts NaBloPoMo, provides writing prompts that I plan on using too. The first one is this:
If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?
Spending that much money in one day would probably be incredibly hard. I'd probably do most of it from my computer, but I'd probably be shaking so much from excitement of just getting a million dollars that instead of spending money I'd be tweeting out ridiculous things and generally wasting my time.
I would probably order a bunch of clothes for the kids, get things for people (Christmas presents come to mind), book a trip or two, buy a car or two, maybe put an offer on a house and buy a pool and hot tub for it.
I would put a bunch of money in the kids' RESPs and our RRSPs. Lame? Maybe, but important.
But really, I wouldn't even know where to start and I'd be so frantic to spend it all before losing it. It would be intense and I'd probably think of so many things I forgot as soon as the sun set. Regret.
Will you join me?