Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy NaBloPoMo!

For those of you that don't know, November is National Blog Posting Month. Look it up on the internet if you don't believe me... It's formulated to get some lazier writers out there into a posting habit by making sure that you write in your blog once a day for a month, much like National Novel Writing Month, and Script Frenzy.

Problem is, that it leads to a lot of "this is what I had for breakfast" type of posts that aren't really... good writing. I remember reading an entire entry on some poor girl's blog about (I kid you not) how difficult it was for her to decide how to have her eggs made in the morning.

Now, If I was to write this, it would be a funny look inside my imagination to see the warped and funny way in which decisions spring forth. The way this girl wrote it was "so i sat at the table for breakfast, and couldn't decide between over easy and scrambled. Gosh. over easy. scrambled. I just couldn't decide. I like both, but at the same time like neither. over easy. scrambled. which one should I choose? both are eggs, and I did want eggs, but did I want over easy or scrambled?" She went on just like that for at least two paragraphs, before deciding to get...

Well, I don't want to spoil it for you, should you come across it. Anyhow, I am normally in favor of things that get others to write, but the organizers of these things don't seem to understand that in the age of the internet there are a lot of bad writers out there. Really, Really bad writers. Writing so bad it gives me intestinal cramps. Sentence structure so confusing it would clog up a cray supercomputer for hours. Run ons so long that a marathoner from Kenya couldn't make it to the end.

And the poetry... dear god, the poetry. Page after page of "fill-up-the-bathtub-and-throw-in-a-live-toaster" Poetry.

I weep for humanity.

To help stem this tide of crappy prose, (or at least set the curve) I will rise to the challenge of a post a day for the month of November. I will furthermore not take the following short cuts during this challenge:

Photos as entries
Quiz results as entries
Poems as entries (my Brother is one of the few I have seen do this effectively)

I will still continue to post the occasional joke, but I'll keep them to a minimum. Wish me luck!


Stacey said...

I pretty much post every day anyway (having lots of comments really fuels my fire) so this won't be too hard for me. I'm worried about Saturday, I'm supposed to be at my mom's all day. Maybe I'll post date one.

Melinda Barton said...

I'm going to try it now that I have the new computer, but I may cheat!

Canardius said...

There are many many ways to consider eggs. The style of preparation leads to different tastes of teh eggs, different nutritional outputs, even different time consumptions... all factors worthy of ponder....