Must...blog! Can't...miss...a day...
Just kidding. NaBloPoMo is over and I did it! A post a day, for 30 days. I ended up posting twice on two days, so my total NaBloPoMo post count is 32. I know a couple of you who were trying to go 30/30 fell one or two posts short, so feel free to consider those extra posts as having evened out the blogging universe.
Here's a quick rundown of the NaBloPoMo programming found here on My Adventures in Tucson:
We had two book reviews (The Hunger Games and Pushed) and two movie reviews (Twilight and Touching the Void).
My trip to Oregon yielded five posts, two of which dealt with weird childhood stuff, two about traveling, and one about Thanksgiving.
Five posts invited collective reminiscing, about food and gas prices (thereby exposing a shocking Cadbury Egg conspiracy), politics, elections through the years, candy preferences, and smell/taste/sound associations.
Sadly, there was only one nastygram during NaBloPoMo.
Aside from the posts already mentioned, the antics of Miriam and Magdalena were featured in no fewer than four posts. Miriam surfed the 'Net for pressure washers and inherited two dozen My Little Ponies, even as her beloved fish went to the big ocean in the sky. Both girls had fun keeping me up at night.
Then there was the time the Baby Name Wizard wrote about me writing about her. And then I wrote about her writing about me writing about her.
The mundane became anything but when I voted, misplaced a sock, failed to send back a misaddressed package in a timely manner, installed a garbage disposal, and suffered through spousal sickness for a month.
NaBloPoMo encompassed four Flashback Fridays. There was the time my sister left a stranger exposed on a toilet, some freaky semi-substantiated memories involving a gas station straight out of Gotham City, my brother the gambler, and a close encounter with a bear while camping.
Last but not least, there was one tag and one random post about Tupac.
I have to say, I really enjoyed NaBloPoMo. It tested my creativity and my ability to see past boring, everyday life and find some blogging gems. Some posts were more successful than others. The most commented (but not necessarily most viewed) entry for NaBloPoMo was this one about my status as an undecided voter. A close second was the one about all the weird stuff in my childhood home that I've always taken for granted. The least commented entry, garnering absolutely no comments at all, was my first NaBloPoMo post, about Touching the Void.
Well then, until next year. Thanks for making NaBloPoMo so much fun!