Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nablopomo: Done

Yeah! I completed Nablopomo! One post a day!

Now what?

Should I take a break? Should I do this again in December? Are you doing it in December? The theme is thankful. If you are doing daily posts in December, can you please comment here so I can read your blogs?

Nablo was a fabulous experience this month. I made new friends and learned a lot. Here are some things I learned.

  • Writing has a life of its own. Before I started this month, I made a list of all the possible posts. If you had told me that I would be writing a soap opera about wine names, I would have laughed my head off. I mean how ridiculous is it? I can use my words to change the world. Or sway an opinion or two. I can make this world a tad better place. And I chose this topic? If I die today, will I be remembered as the crazy person who wrote a soap opera about wines? Even though I write it, I think it is crazy.... But never fear my blog readers. I will continue to post these every Monday. If you hate them, don't read my Monday posts. I have enough wine names for this opera to last at least a month or so. Also, you should know that I have a crush on the Purple Cowboy. How crazy is that?
  • I love comments. I love reading them on my blog and posting comments. But lurkers are welcome here also. But I did learn something about myself. Some days I may not get around posting comments or responding to comments. But I always read them and love them. That does make a little selfish yes I know. But I do spring back and start commenting again.
  • I don't like to do Memes much. Why? I don't really know. Maybe because I have to reveal too much personal information? Or I'd rather write a boring post about something irrelevant than about me? I really don't know. I love reading other bloggers' Memes though. Does that mean I have double standards? Maybe. I don't know.
  • I love reading other blogs. This has opened up a whole new world for me. Some blogs are comment friendly and others are not. It is ok either way. As long as I get to read what they are writing. And yes I do lurk at some blogs and not leave comments. I've had a few experiences where a blogger was like, "who are you and why are you reading this?" That is ok too.
  • I love getting awards but really don't know who to give them out to. Every time I get an award, all the blogs I am a fan of have already received them at least once or twice. Then there are some who don't care for awards at all. So I never know what to do. I feel ecstatic and bad at the same time.
  • I hate chain emails. What does it have to do with blogging? Nothing. But I have to say it. If you send me one, you should know that I will break the chain. It doesn't matter how important your cause is. Or unimportant and fun. I will break the chain. Even if you threaten me that bad things will happen to me if I leave it in my inbox. I recently got a recipe exchange email from someone. Write up a recipe and ask 20 of your best friends to participate. I don't really have 20 best friends. Maybe that makes me a bad person. Oh well. The email still sits in my inbox. I should delete it today. Yes I am a chain breaker.
  • So where was I? Oh yeah. What I learned...
  • I made a ton of friends. I mean real friends. The ones that really care about you and will give you a shoulder to cry on, send you emails when you are writing stupid wine operas but they know that you are very upset about something that is happening in the world. And friends who will make you laugh. And make you feel good about yourself in the bleakest of times.
So there. Thank you Nablopomo and thank you bloggers!


mythopolis said...

Well done Scriber! I am personally bestowing upon you the AWARD award! This is much better than the WARD award...since that's when they come and lock you up! It is also my honor to give you the KEY to the unincorporated area of Pottsville! No one locks their doors here, but it will get you a donut at the place across the way!

Scriber's Web said...


Key to Pottsville? Thank you Mr. Mayor!

Also, thank you for making me laugh. Your comments are simply hilarious! I am giggling right now:) Maybe I should have received the "ward" award.


Midwest Mommy said...

Woo Hoo! I always read every comment and then I will usually go comment on their blog instead of replying in email...too many people don't have their email enabled for replies.

Nicole said...

First off: Congratulations :)!

Regarding the wine: You did make a change. You made more than one person laugh with it and that's something in times like this.

Sometimes there are days when Life intervenes and you can't comment or reply. That's Life :)

I'm not doing chain mails either, especially not with a threat at the end.
I usually don't do tags and rewards either. Very rare that I do.
I guess people took me off their blogroll for that. Fine with me :)

Regarding your first question, sure. I'll be there. Am there since end of 2003(?) and posting ever since. Rarely a time I didn't post :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats again! You've always been pretty awesome with getting a post a day under your belt. Well done!

I say you should give it a little rest--but don't completely give up. Just post a few times a week--maybe even have the weekend off! :O

Jodi said...

What an awesome post!! Really, this shows YOU in it..this reveals the you that the Meme's you don't participate do. I love posts like this.

I am so honored that you are one of my regular readers and I love to read your blog. I am also honored to call you my friend!!

I will be participating in NaBloPoMo again. I've been doing it since July I think? So what the hay? Right? I figure it keeps me regular. (Post wise that is..LOL)

Since hubby has his birdie you can have your Purple Cowboy. Oh and yes, you will not be remembered as the "crazy lady who writes wine operas". You will be known as the lady who evades the law while taking pictures of wines in stores. LOL! (Just kidding my friend..wanted to make you laugh...even though I'm really impressed with it)

Have a beautiful night my friend. I will keep on reading you. I plan on continuing with Pixel Fiction too..and I'm serious about that blog idea we discussed. Talk to you later :)

Ballerina Girl said...

Congrats Scriber! I think you are doing a fab job and I love reading your posts...
The wine stories are one of my favorites...and one of these days maybe I'll get around to writing one with your wines!
As for me, December Nablopomo?? I would like to do it, but realistically, I think that I will be too busy in December. I am travelling and coming to the States to visit family, and I am not always sitting on my computer like I do in my non-travel days~
so, that said...looking forward to more from you!

Carol said...

Congrats! You did it!

Wine stories or not, you did it!

As the great philosopher Sheryl Crow once said, "if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad."


Scriber's Web said...

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you!

I couldn't have done it without your support! Thank you for visiting and thank you for commenting!

But above all, thank you for writing great blogs that I can read daily!

Amanda said...

I used NaBloPoMo to read a few more new blogs too and loved that aspect of it! Yay for another month of it!

Stephanie said...

Hi! Just stopped in for the first time to read your blog. I love your writing!
I too am doing the December NaBloPoMo challenge. I survived it in November and actually think it made blogging easier...