I did NaBloPoMo last year. Good lord, why would I sign up again? By the end of November 2006 I was ever so weary of posting....posting....posting........ I mean, sure - I was in my 1st trimester of pregnancy, but still, posting every day does get a bit tiresome, even for those not building a human from scratch. And this year? In November, my kids will be 4 months and 24 months respectively - NOT respectfully. Let us be clear. They do not care a wit for this blogging thing of mine. Oh NO. They do not. The written word? Means naught to them.
However.....in a nutshell...or literally, a word - I like this MoFo, NaBloPoMo thing because of the challenge.
I love to be challenged. And a personal challenge is the very best. For me, NaBloPoMo became much more than the "post a day". I felt compelled to come up with something halfway interesting every single day. Let us be honest - it is no big deal to post every single day of November. It is quite a different thing entirely thing to come up with something worth reading every single day of November.
Did I actually write compelling material every single day of November last year? Probably not. But it did not keep me from trying and it will not stop me from attempting the nearly impossible again. The Unholy Grail of Blogging - keeping the masses entertained..........
This November I have decided to focus on Food. There is a reason for this - the Big Idea has to do with Food and so that topic has become front and center for us this year. Towards that end, I will be shamelessly whoring out this blog to promote the Big Idea. Sure, I will still include my beloved books, TV shows and precious progeny (I suppose) , but I will really focus on food. My favorite recipes, my favorite food shows, my favorite food books, my favorite food sites, my favorite FOOD.
I have not forgotten that I do have two children. Believe it or not, I do attempt to snap more pics of Arun but lately, I usually end up with shots of him running away or alternatively, super-close shots of him trying to grab the camera . If you can come up with an acceptable method for getting the kid to sit still for two damned minutes, I am absolutely open to ideas. In other news, I have discovered why photographers use the word "cheese" - it works!
She's got wide, staring eyes. Thankfully, no urge to fly.
Super Spy, super sly. Blending into the Background.
So Over the Photography Thing.
No Wire Hangers