A quick, and belated note that I suck this year in regards to NaBloPoMo. At least, on the one hand, I can say I did not fail with NaNoWriMo this year, having decided at the very last minute that I was just going to be too busy to pursue it effectively and not starting the pursuit 50,000 words despite having some preparations to contrary. On the other hand, by starting the one and getting off track after 1/2 of the thirty day challenge for blog posting daily, can I say I am any worse off? Not really, and compare that to the Congressional Super Committee’s performance the seemingly dire consequences that are likely to come from that seemingly epic failure.
It is getting close to November once again and once again I will be participating in NaBloPoMo. I am still debating about NaNoWriMo though, especially given something like four years of attempts without much to show for initial effort. For those not so familiar with the terms, NaBloPoMo is National Blog Post Month, where the idea is to post to your blog daily for entire month and is usually held in November. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month and again, held in November, the goal is to finish with a rough draft of a novel.
I have these two other blogs (well, actually, there are about five blogs in total) that really just do not have enough volume to be a stand-alone-blog. Specifically I am talking about McAfeed, where generally I am calling out businesses with poor customer service or just dumb things that the business has as a policy for whatever reason, and the recent born My Life with MS. The volume is lacking in both what I have to post and the readership/followers available to both of them.
Has anyone else noticed the continued demise of language? This is especially true with the written word, I suppose largely because no one is writing by and large these days outside of a few eccentrics who do still put pen to paper. It is getting worse though with each passing day and especially those days that bring with it new technologies. I have noted as much in the past myself when debating the nature of keeping a journal online or in written form and I am seeing it first hand even starting to occur with myself.
It is with some interest that I note I watched Julia & Julie this moving this morning with my other half. It was kind of odd thing and to be honest I was skeptical, having seen it on once before and having only watched about three minutes before deciding it was clearly not the movie for me and moving on to something else. However, in retrospect I think I may have erred a bit soon with my hasty judgement. If, on my previous aborted attempt to watch Julia & Julie, I had stuck it out about two more minutes I would have known the movie was actually based on and about a blogging experience. I have to admit, even this time, I was heading out of the room when I was pulled back in about the conversation of writing, blogging, and what subject to use brought me right back
Got to thinking about things the other day and gave a few thoughts back to the computer day prior to the big kickoff of the internet revolution in the mid 1990′s. Not sure how many of you were around doing computer things in what the version of online prior to the boom, but it was largely systems called Bulletin Board Systems. It was with fond memories I skipped down that lane from that time period in the late 80′s on into the early 90′s. I still count among some of best friends those that were made in that time period and though we have perhaps not kept up with each other as much as we should have, we still occasionally correspond in some way.