While I’m not exactly sorry that I participated in NaBloPoMo again this year, I was a bit disappointed not to have written more posts that I had been wanting to write. I had hoped, for example, to get through some more photos and stories and such from our September Spain trip. I did manage one such post (Sevilla Tapas tour). But believe me, I have many more photos to share.
I did manage a few other posts that I was pleased with. In all, I guess I feel that there were 10 or 12 worthwhile posts from the month. (Now with over 60% filler!) But considering that lately I’ve barely managed that many posts in a month at all, at least the endeavor got me posting again. And while I didn’t manage to really write much in the way of substance, I did put together some posts that were a lot of fun (for me), and what’s more, I did come up with a few pretty kick-ass post titles (if I do say so myself).
Here are some of the highlights (at least for me) of the month:
from behind closed doors: my letter from my fridge
Monday’s efforts to amuse: an acrostic meta-Monday-Mission-post
breaking bread: a ThThTh list of bread
rockin’ rolls: bread hits of classic rock: because I was on a roll with the bread
a chance for pants: a villanelle written on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of my blog
A Panthropology 101 Vocabulary Primer: because I love to get silly with my pants
11:11 on 11/11: I made a photo game
the swine flew: a ThThTh list of flying pigs, and one of my favorite titles
hellfire and dalmatian: some photos from Halloween, and another of my favorite post titles
remember, remember: a ThThTh list
I did also put up the The October Just Posts, which is always worthwhile, if not actually “fun.” (Which reminds me–it’s time to send in nominations!)
Plus, I participated in Neil’s Great Interview Experiment, which was a lot of fun. I got to interview Michèle of Voix de Michèle, a wonderfully entertaining blogger. (Here’s that post.) I also got to be interviewed by Becky of Welcome to My Life, for which Becky devised this brilliant post title:
If you’re having dinner with zombies, be sure to wear your nylon lamé pants, and use the good china. My Great Interview Experience.
I was really happy to meet both of these bloggers. And while I didn’t meet nearly as many bloggers through NaBloPoMo this year as I did the year I started the Ministry of Silly Blogs (check out the crazy-long list I put together last year), I did get to make one other new blog friend (submom of Absence of Alternatives) through the NaBloPoMo site.
One last thing: I totally took advantage of the WordPress post by email feature. I find it’s much faster to compose posts in my Mail application, especially with links and photos, than to do so in my browser. If I hadn’t been using this, I don’t think I could have managed to post as often as I did.
Also, I’m still behind in my blog reading from the month, especially for those other bloggers who participated in NaBloPoMo. So if you see me pop by with a comment on a 3-week-old post, that’s why.