Did you all have a nice Halloween? Did you eat too much candy? Did you watch the World Series? (OMG! Game 7, here we come!)
Ok, so now that we got that out of the way, let’s cut to the chase: it’s November, peeps. IT’S NOVEMBER! Yes, that requires yelling. I just don’t know how it’s possible that we’re almost done with this year. (I know, I know, I say that every year, but what if it’s true?)
Let’s see, what’s going on this month:
+ Besides the fact that I feel like I am running out of time (as always), I am looking forward to November just for the mere reason that I will be enjoying not one, but two 4-day weekends. I’ll never say no to that. I am hoping that I’ll be able to use the time to relax some and also prepare for the holidays.
+ I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. We’re probably going to stay put again this year, but I don’t mind. I like quiet Thanksgivings at home. I like cooking a little feast for ourselves and enjoying some quality time together.
+ The rainy season will be starting this month (we’re expecting the first rain front on Friday) and I am curious to see how much rain we’ll get this winter. We’re always a bit in a conundrum here in California. We need the rain (after a few years of drought), but last year, we got quite a bit too much for our infrastructure (dams and leeves) to handle it. I am hoping for a wet, but manageable winter.
+ And guess what November also means, guys? It’s NaBloPoMo again. Well, at least I think it is NaBloPoMo. I am not sure if it still officially exists anymore.
In the last couple of years, it seems that it has gotten harder and harder to find “official” information on National Blog Posting Month. What was first launched by Eden Kennedy in 2006 as a ‘joke’, because she had failed at NaNoWriMo the previous year, grew into a bit of a movement. 30 days of blogging in November and thousands of bloggers participated. There were official blogrolls and the chance to win prizes for those who stuck it out. Eden handed over the reigns for NaBloPoMo to BlogHer in 2011 and they’ve been hosting NaBloPoMo with blogroll and writing prompts since, but for some reason, in the last few years badges and blogrolls were announced super-duper-late and this year, I haven’t been able to find any information for an official NaBloPoMo. Did they abandon the project?
I know that people are still doing NaBloPoMo every year in November. I know because I already read that some people are committing to it this year and I’ve participated since its beginnings, so I will definitely keep up the tradition. In case there is no official badge this year, feel free to grab the one I created for this post and use it on your blog as well to promote NaBloPoMo.
I was going to create a link up here today as well, so in case you want to jump on the NaBloPoMo bandwagon, you can add your blog, but then I googled again a couple of days ago and it looks like Aimie at Blissful Lemon beat me to it. I am excited though that there are more people keeping the November NaBloPoMo tradition going. So, if you want to add your blog to her link-up list, do it here and check out the other participants while you’re over there.
She also has a handy link with blog post ideas, if you need a little inspiration.
I hope you’re excited to come here a little more frequently this month. I’ll try and put some good posts together. As always, if you have any questions for me or topics you’d like me to blog about, leave your thoughts in the comments.
What’s going on with you in November?