What is NaNoWriNo?  Well, it started with Jen of Jen and Tonic when she decided she thought NaNoWriMo was too much work, so instead of writing 50,000 words, she’d just write a blog post every day for a month.  Like with Nano, it’d be more about quantity than quality, which means we can make our posts suck if we want. Now I’d been doing that anyway (writing posts once a day, not sucking, although possibly that too), and it was making my head spin, so I decided to not do that. But then Jen said she was doing it, and then Speaker 7 said she was doing it too, and then this other blogger said she was doing it (I forgot her name, sorry) and so then it was like I had to do it too.  Because when they say would you jump off a cliff if your friends did, that pretty much describes me.

Of course, I think Jen and Speaker have a much better chance of getting people loving even their suckiest posts because they are awesome plus they have mob ties with Le Clown™.  He invites them over to his blog for parties all the time. Does he invite Alice™?  No.  And all because she might have said her contest was better than his because she lets people cheat.  And she made fun of him.  And she started trademarking whatever he hadn’t trademarked, including his name: Le Clown™.  Still, is that a reason not to invite someone to be a guest on your flaming clown blog?  No it is not. Don’t you like how I answer my own questions?  Of course you do.

So anyhoo, that’s 30 blog posts right there, but allowing suckiness is definitely making me feel better about this.  You see I type pretty fast, but not nearly as fast as I think (eleventybillion words a second), so I can write most blog posts in around 10 minutes or so (except the 50 Shades ones as they require reading and puking breaks).  However, I like adding pictures, and this can take hours hunting around on scary Google Images for just the right stupid picture that probably no one will notice I snatched.  So I figured I could try recycling my pictures, which I have never done before.


Speaker mentioned she might just write the word “Post” which is brilliant.  She is also fortunate in that she has two blog helpers, providing they let Hugo out of puppet prison and Goofy gets out of rehab.  I need blog helpers, besides Thing One and Thing Two who perch beside me at the computer while I type (except NOT when I am writing the 50 shades posts.  I want to protect their fragile brains from Dumb™.)  Maybe I can dig around in their toy chests. Or I could get a voodoo doll that might or might not be a clown.

Oh, right, and there was this other thing going on next month.  No, not the turkey thing, the Movember thing, with the mustaches and prostate awareness and stuff.  I’m thinking many bloggers will write moving and enlightening posts on this topic.  I will not be one of them.  Probably I will put a mustache on a turkey.

So this is Alice™ signing off.  Let’s see which one of us poops out first.  Or just uses “poop” in a post.  Why is everyone looking at me?

27 responses

  1. This was the opposite of suck, and the sad pony made me feel Sad™.

    1. I am glad to be the opposite of suck. Sad Pony is Sad. And I’m glad you’ve trademarked Sad.

  2. Brilliant and now i want a trademark thingie! c

    1. Alt plus 0153 on your number keypad. I googled it! 😀

      1. LOVE IT!!~ Thank you.. Off i go to play with my new toy! c

  3. Alice ™, you are truly fantastic. And I love the idea of NaNoWriNo! As I’ve not posted in so long I should really at least say something, right?

      1. Bit of a cheat tho’ as it’s mostly copied from my LiveJournal – the problems of having two blogs! And not everyone on LJ is on here and clearly not everyone on here is on LJ, and I just added a whole bunch of new people on both. *headdesk*

  4. I love bringing people to the darkside…

    1. I heard there were cookies.

  5. This was so not a Suckfest™ (see what I did there).
    I get the whole bending like a reed in the wind to peer pressure. I’m a lemming and proud of it.
    I look forward to reading your daily post, even if they just do say “poop”.

    1. I see what you did there! Thanks. I hope there is more to the posts than poop™ but I can’t promise anything.

  6. I might join you. It sounds like a great way to procrastinate on my law papers. That, plus a decluttering challenge I joined on a homeschooling board, so I’ll have plenty to blog about.

    1. Not sure if it’s possible to declutter and blog at once. I blog so I can not declutter.

  7. I’m doing the Nano, yeah but I’ll read your posts because they’re bound to keep my spirits up! I’m going for quantity, so I’ll need some quality.

    1. And you think mine is quality? Thanks! Try not to be disappointed! And good luck on Nano.

  8. Sad pony is adorable. Does that make me bad that I kind of want him to be sad all the time? (And am I supposed to TM sad since someone did above?? I forget all those rules…)

    1. Also, I can’t get on your case for following others. Once, my friends jumped off a *literal* cliff, and I actually ran to follow them. So, you know, glass house and all 🙂

      1. Did you bungee jump or cliff dive? What was that like? Clearly you survived, so that’s a positive. 😀

        1. Well, I’ve done both actually. That specific one was cliff diving (awesome!! But held my arms to the side rather than straight, so they ended up slapping the water – ouch!). The bungee jumping was one of the scariest freaking things I’ve ever done!!

          1. Amazing. I guess I’ve just always had this strange attachment to living . . . 😀

          2. Yeah – I don’t seem to have that… I bungee jumped a month after I had surgery for appendicitis… my mom was Not very happy with me…

          3. Oh, my! I have a feeling my Thing Two may be just like you when she grows up! Quite the adventurer.

    2. I’m not sure there are rules. I use the heck out of Sad Pony so I think you’re okay. 😀

  9. Well, I’m actually doing the real NaNoWriMo, as I need to get myself to write fiction regularly again. I’ve been putting it off to do other activities (like blog). If I didn’t have that to do, though, NaNoWriNo might could be fun, lol. I’ll try to write a post about it and write other occasional posts, but don’t mind me if I go mostly AWOL, ha.

    1. Totally understandable. And good luck! I actually got a couple of not so horrible books out of it – they would need tons of work, but anyhoo . . . good luck.

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