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What sort of madness is this?
I have NOT joined. Yet. What do you think? Too nuts, even for me?
Posted by Norma on Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 12:05 AM in Blog Business, NaBloPoMo 07 | Permalink
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That seems like an awful lot of pressure to put on yourself. Still, I would keep reading. If you want to do it, you can.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 12:36 AM
Oh, I beg you to do it!
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 12:50 AM
I think you could do it, but if the thought makes you tear your hair out and want to break something--
Well. You might reconsider. ;)
But then, you came up with a post about not having anything to post about. I think that proves you have the wherewithal to do it! ::cackles and runs for the hills::
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 03:54 AM
Honestly? A lot of the blogs I have been reading for a long time that blog every day just say the same thing over and over and over and over and....well, you get it. :)
I love you and I think you're really funny, witty, smart and interesting but I think less is more and it gives me something to look forward to when you do blog!
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 04:33 AM
OH, GAWD! I can't even answer. I have to think on it. The answer. It's pure craziness.
Rubber room for one, please!
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 05:38 AM
Dude, step away from the crazy. Or at least the crazy you're not already mired in. This has the potential to turn the blog into something you resent with every fibre of your being, and much as the Normarants that would inspire would be entertaining, you wouldn't be having fun.
Rachel H |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 06:15 AM
I don't even think I can cast a vote. Rubber room, indeed! I'd rather read Verging on Crazy Norma than Certified Insane Norma any day!
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 06:21 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 06:38 AM
I think you should do it! Just think of the great journal of your life you'd have for the year.
Lisa in Georgia |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 06:43 AM
My concern is that it intrigues ME and I thought you all were crazy to try it for a month! Still, you all did a rockin job in November.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 07:36 AM
I just don't see the point.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 08:11 AM
That is crazy! But doable. Love Sandy's "Rubber Room for one". I worry you might burn out on it and close the blog down. I think Mon- Friday schedule would be more manageable and we'd still have our Norma.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 08:20 AM
I bet you are also one of those women who doesn't recall the pain of childbirth AT ALL.
I could certainly read you every day, but I really don't think you should do that to yourself. If you want a challenge, I'm sure you could come up with something better. I don't know like being a better skier? snow boarding? Something more worthwhile than forcing yourself to blog once a day. Besides if you commit to something else then you'd have more to blog about!
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 08:35 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 08:43 AM
Absolutely you should do it. Small disclaimer, though, I don't have a blog; I just enjoy reading yours! How many times do you usually post in a year?
Jean E. |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 08:49 AM
Dude. C'mon now.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 08:55 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 09:03 AM
Norma, I voted asking if you were crazy and yes, do it, but mercy... only because I didn't want to vote that 'no' you couldn't... you know? The month of November with Norma pie for breakfast every.single.day.? an incredible treat... but spare yourself the extra crazy pie...it's December, ferfucksake. :^)
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 09:05 AM
Does the fact that you are asking us to validate the crazy mean that you really WANT to do it?
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 09:22 AM
If you genuinely want to, I'd suggest looking on it as a goal or possibility, without any horrible consequences if you take a day or five off.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 09:50 AM
I voted that you could never do it only because i think it's incredible pressure to put on yourself. I'd rather read your blog a couple of times a week knowing you enjoyed posting than feel like you were writing because you had an obligation to post Every Single Frickin' Day. At the end of the year, you might say "That's it. I'm Done Blogging" and then where would be be? No Norma?!
Unless your posts on alternate days were just photos? That could be pre-posted or something (I don't have a blog.) So it wouldn't be such a burden? Hmm, maybe you could do it.
Diane T |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 09:55 AM
Oh! This would be so much fun.........
To Watch! Do.It.
Teresa C |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 09:59 AM
Totally selfishly, I voted go-for-it! Then I started reading all the kind and generous comments and realized that fun for me is work for you. I don't want you to have to work or resent the blog or feel obligated or anything like that. And fercrissakes don't shut the blog down! So please retract one vote from the "Go-for-it" count and move it to the "follow your joy," column.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:01 AM
Anyone here surprised by the current poll results? Anyone? Bueller?
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:04 AM
What a nutty but interesting concept. Daily blogging could make a person more crazy or annoying to others. On the other hand, it could push you in areas you might like to be pushed in like photography with your nifty new camera or writing or some other area that you could then blog about...which could be good. Just don't stop blogging, please.
Hmmm, are you sure you didn't post this just to see how many of us would join you in the madness?
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:13 AM
I always love your posts, so of course, I vote for YES. You know, so long as the penalties for failure (in the event that you miss a day) aren't dire or guilt-inducing....
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:17 AM
Talk when you have something to say, not because you feel compelled to. I think blogs and their bloggers stand to lose integrity when there *must* be something every day.
That being said, you remained amusing and on-topic for November. Can you, would you want to, do that for another 11 months???
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:17 AM
Well...... if you really want to, but after blogging daily for a month, I realize that *I* don't have that much to say!
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:23 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 11:40 AM
What have you been drankin' and is there any left?
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 11:46 AM
I've loved reading your posts this November, so I voted yes but with the caveat that you can back out if blogging starts to become a chore for you. I don't want you to burn out!
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 12:14 PM
It's the All Norma, All The Time channel! YAY.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 12:53 PM
Honestly? I've been watching you and a couple of other people doing it in November and I don't think the entries suffered at all for the daily posting; quite the contrary. Life is full of so much stuff that a perceptive observer (and nutjob) like you can always find something interesting to note. To me it's just a question of whether blogging daily does anything for YOU, because clearly the rest of us would enjoy a daily dose of WTF from Norma.
I do think you should declare some holidays for yourself in advance, or picture-only days or something. Just to ease the burden on yourself.
Kinda hoping you're crazy enough in NYC
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 01:00 PM
Hmmmm....how did you hold up for the November one? It's just 12 of those.
Dave Daniels |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 01:00 PM
I would love it if you did...but it sounds like quite an obligation. Are there any "opt-out" days? Everyone needs a Get Out Of Blog Free Card every once in a while!!
Then again, I'm not the best judge. I post 6 days per week and take Friday's off. I'm weird with routines that way...
Sheepish Annie |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 01:35 PM
Yes, it's definitely an insane idea. I hope you do it -- purely selfish - I love reading your blog. For self-preservation, you could keep a list of short / novelty / funny links/ideas in the wings for those days when your brain needs a rest. Or split a long post with multiple subjects into two. Sort of like cooking a large batch and then freezing / canning it for (our) future enjoyment. We're cheering for you! (P.S. Thanks for the link to the Soaring Eagle Project again this year. I knit my first of 5 pairs of slippers this morning.)
Rhonda from Baddeck |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 01:37 PM
Rhonda from Baddeck |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 01:43 PM
I saw this as well. I don't htink I would do it. I loved blogging for the month of November...but a whole year? I would start to resent the hell out of my blog for sure. I imagine it would take some of hte joy out of it that I have and make it not fun. But that's just me.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 02:30 PM
i voted that you should do it. and before i read all of these comments i was thinking that i might join you, but now ... i'm thinking maybe not so much.
i've got bigger fish to fry. and i don't have that many words in my brain. i don't write so good.
but i think you can.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 02:40 PM
You'll regret it if you commit to it. Even the Harlot and Dave Daniels miss a day now and then (although Dave is more likely to post daily than Stephanie). I'd rather read you when you want to write than when you feel you MUST WRITE!! Take a couple of days off, Norma. You did one heck of a job :)
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 04:46 PM
That sounds like a guaranteed way to turn a beloved creative outlet into a horribly oppressive obligation! So I say ixnay on the arathomnay. But do as you will. ;-)
Beth S. |
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 06:24 PM
Like you had to ask us! Of course we want you to do it! But we also don't want you to blow a gasket in the process, so your call of course.
Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:57 PM
I failed at picture-a-day, so who am I to urge you forward? Yet, I do. You can definitely do this because (1) you can type out an entire blog post in a nano-second and (2) you ALWAYS have something to say. Always. (meant in a good way).
Sunday, December 02, 2007 at 10:58 AM
IS there anything that would be considered too nuts for you?
Sunday, December 02, 2007 at 03:13 PM
you post almost every day anyway! how much effort could it be (snigger)
Monday, December 03, 2007 at 12:33 AM
Okay, I admit it, I voted for you to do it. But really you should do what feels right to you. I'll read whatever you write.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 02:32 AM
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