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Second Attempt at finishing NaBloPoMo

01 Nov 2020


Last year I had a crack at National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). I got 14 days in and ran out of steam.

This year, I’m trying again, learning from what I did last time to improve my chances of success.

Doing any preparation whatsoever

I decided to go headfirst into the project last year, and while my enthusiasm was arguably admirable, I did almost no planning.

This year, I started making a list of topics at the beginning of October on things I could draw on and write about.

I’m also trying to avoid the trap of only writing about technological things. While I am a technologist first and foremost, I will aim to write about other stuff too - reviews of games/films, recipes, and general thinkings.

Short and sweet > Long and thorough

I tend to bite off more than I can chew with things I want to write about.

This year, by thinking of ideas up front, I’ve broken some of them down into several days worth of posts rather than one huge post.

Small batches for the win!

No pressure

Once I “broke the streak” last year I gave up entirely, which is in hindsight probably the wrong idea (unless that’s best for my mental health / morale)

If I don’t write for a day, that’s okay - I can pick up the next day, or the next day.

No-one is going to punish me for not succeeding other than pessimist-me, and that guy’s a bit of a wanker anyway so I shouldn’t listen to him.

Fingers crossed, I can beat my record of 14 days this year. But if I don’t, who cares?

November is National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo. I’ll be endeavouring to write one blog post per day in the month of November 2020 - some short and sweet, others long and boring.