27 October 2015

What To Talk About?


Apparently, there is a thing known as NaBloPoMo, which is short for November Blog Post Month, meaning you will post something every day in the month.  I need to give this some thought, especially since Slow Fashion October didn't end up working out for me (that's a whole 'nother post), and I thought that would be a cinch.  Such is life, you know?

In any event, this week for Ten on Tuesday, Carole wants us to list Ten Ideas for November Daily Blogging.  I like thinking about what I might have to say in any given post (even if that doesn't seem the case when you are actually reading), so I thought I'd give this a try.  I am going to try to mix it up with things that are usual topics, and then other random things that make their way into my brain.

1.  Alliteration Days.  You know - such as "Ten on Tuesday" or "Five on Friday."  Thinking about this, I like the idea of "Madness Mondays" (you decide what madness is), or even "Weird or Wonky Wednesdays" since let's face it, there would always be something for that.

2.  Good things.  November brings us to Thanksgiving, and even if you don't give it much conscious thought for the rest of the year, think of some good things during this month.  Things that make you happy, things you are thankful for, etc.  I have found that trying to think of good things on a bad day can help me a lot.

3.  Quotes, poems, prayers for the day.  Some days you just feel like a good quote, you know?

4.  Pickles.  Accordions.  Lamps.  I think it would be fun to write a post about whatever word pops into your head when you sit down to write.

5.  Holidays.  Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus.  How do you celebrate?  Do you celebrate?

6.  Of course, project updates, whether knitting, sewing, painting, or whatever you are in the process of doing, and how it's going.

7.  A photo/video tour.  Of your house, your office, your craft room, a park nearby.  Show people some of your favorite places/things.

8.  Cooking, baking, eating, drinking.  Everyone enjoys a recipe or hearing about a special meal or restaurant, etc.  (OK maybe not everyone.  But they don't have to read it if they don't want to.)

9.  Tips.  Have you figured out an easier way to do X?  Why not share it with everyone else?

10.  Whys.  Why do you like something?  Why do you always do something a certain way?  Why do you still blog, when others count on Facebook, Instagram, etc.?

I think if you don't force it, NaBloPoMo, could be fun.  And if you don't obsess over what to write, or show, you could actually enjoy the daily challenge of it.  The problem is overthinking.  Carole shared this post, which also has ideas and prompts, and I'm sure if you read the other Ten on Tuesday posts, you'll get even more possibilities.

As for me ... well, it could happen.  Who knows?

9 comments:

Donna said...

I find it's easy to neglect the blog with Instagram, Facebook, etc... But there is something about the actual writing something a little lengthy to share. You have lots of great ideas. I'm sure I'll be using them next month!

Kim in Oregon said...

It is so important to remember that this should be fun and not a chore! thanks for reminding me!

sprite said...

I've done NaBloPoMo the past two years and I find the crucial thing for me is to not tell anyone I'm doing it until December and I've done it. Such is my contrary personality that once I publicly state I'm attempting something that I consign it to the not worth doing pile.

elns said...

"I think if you don't force it, NaBloPoMo, could be fun." I think you're on to something here. The initial hearing/reading of it made me flinch and back step like a child near a flu shot. It feels like setting myself up for defeat, but perhaps ...

I really found your list fun and agreeable. I wish you success, because you look like you've got some great doable ideas! The word association one, is brilliant.

Araignee said...

Great ideas! I admit I am not much of a theme blogger. I tend just to make mine a running record of what's going on around here. Since there is never a dull moment, I never run out of material.

Dee said...

Looking forward to November -----could be a crazy mash-up of posts! :-)

Lynn said...

I like these ideas! I've done NaBloPoMo in the past, but have let it slide the past couple of years. It's time to reclaim it this year.

kmkat said...

I love the random word concept! Might use it next month...

Marie said...

As usual, I've found inspiration in one of your posts. Now that I'm no longer working, I plan to pay more attention to my own blog. I printed this one out to get some ideas. Thanks!!