People returned to their computers yesterday, apparently, and offered me enough inspiration to write that I am considering taking the NaBloPoMo challenge for December. More or less. Of the 34 views (plus potential 107 followers reading via email) on WordPress and 7 reads on BlogHer (woohoo! count ’em!) for yesterday’s post (“Contemplating the end of NaBloPoMo…”), yesterday’s poll garnered 7 votes (3 “write daily,” 2 “write every other day,” and 2 “other”), which I interpreted to mean readers like to read more often rather than less often…. (I suppose, actually, that it might mean only 7 readers actually reached the end of the post and saw I offered a poll…)
(That last paragraph contained a sentence that contained four parenthetical comments. Five if you consider the last parenthetical part of that same sentence. Wow. Probably more than you wanted to read.)
While November’s NaBloPoMo theme wasn’t actually a theme, it was merely “write daily” with suggested prompts if you’d like, December’s theme is More/Less — and I managed to hit on it twice in my first paragraph and once in my extraneous second paragraph. What caught my eye, however, was the brief post about NaBloPoMo titled “Explore More and Less with December’s NaBloPoMo,” specifically this:
This month, we’re looking at the two extremes of more or less. What we want more of in 2014, and which habits we’d rather not bring into the next year. We’re thinking about how we can do more with less, and how we can lessen our stress levels, especially for those jumping into another series of holidays.
This theme will help you set priorities. Sometimes we need to write it all down in order to realize which tasks are the most important, and which tasks can fade away.
The parts in bold (my emphasis above) are what make me want to try another month of NaBloPoMo, for the added stress and my lack of setting priorities was my greatest difficulty in trying to live my normal life and write daily in November. That will be the challenge.
But I want to write.
(More or less.)