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If you are involved at all in NaBloPoMo, Eden Kennedy’s brain-child that involves posting daily for an entire month (a bloggy response to NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month where you commit to writing a novel in the month of November), you know the news… I’m running it now.

NaBloPoMo merged with BlogHer, and BlogHer hired me to run it.  Apparently, being the most anal person on earth with colour-coded systems for everything in my life pays off every once in a while.  So I will now be organizing NaBloPoMo for BlogHer, and still running IComLeavWe (the commenting response to NaNoWriMo) for myself, and using my tremendous organizational powers for good instead of evil.

Because can you imagine the amount of evil I am capable of doing with this paper-filing brain?

It has sort of been a wonderful end of the week after the announcement because all these bloggers I knew from years past crawled out of the woodwork to reconnect.  They had closed one blog and opened a new one and were now living life, doing NaBloPoMo, and when they saw my name they thought — oh! the ALI community.  It felt like the email equivalent to Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne.”  Except there was no snow falling because it wasn’t Christmas Eve.  It was more like the end of March.  So there was rain.

NaBloPoMo is also a good fit because it is now the receptacle of my daily, unending string of questions, which have now been shunted into daily writing prompts.  One of which I will offer each week in Roundup to entice you to one day commit to doing NaBloPoMo.  I’m calling it ComOnNaPro (Comment on NaBloPoMo Prompt) — a chance to test in a comment if you have the brain power to do a full month of NaBloPoMo.

So, to sum up, I’m the new face of NaBloPoMo.  I will continue to do good instead of evil with my incredible, Rolodex-like brain.  I will sometimes suggest a double helping of writing and commenting by begging you to give NaBloPoMo and IComLeavWe a chance at the very same time.  I need to grow at least five inches rather quickly so I can fill Eden Kennedy’s cool-ass shoes.


1 Merry { 04.03.11 at 8:46 am }

Nurgh! If only I had known I could have done April, it would have been a good way to get through the month of memories from hell. I missed April 1st. Can I go back and infill do you think? 😉

2 Rachel { 04.03.11 at 9:32 am }

Awesome! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the table.

I don’t know if you know about the WEGO Health initiative this month, inspired by NaBloPoMo – Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge – http://blog.wegohealth.com/2011/03/31/april-is-health-activist-writers-month-the-hawmc/

3 Tigger { 04.03.11 at 9:45 am }

Mel, I honestly don’t know how you have the mental energy and time to do as much as you do. It’s impressive! Thanks for doing it all, though…I don’t think we could have anyone better “running” the ALI community.

4 HereWeGoAJen { 04.03.11 at 11:34 am }

Oh, rock on. I kept forgetting to sign up for that every month, even though the side project of Blog365 is when I started posting every day. And that is also where I met one of my best bloggy friends.

5 It Is What It Is { 04.03.11 at 3:50 pm }

I can think of no better scribe than you to take over the mantle.

6 Tireegal { 04.03.11 at 4:21 pm }

You is the woman, Mel!!!!

7 Chickenpig { 04.03.11 at 9:14 pm }

You rock 🙂

8 Wordgirl { 04.03.11 at 9:20 pm }

Um I HAD to comment because I listened to Dan Fogleberg’s Same Old Lang Syne every morning before high school. I’ve never admitted that out loud — but I heard it this year when we were at the Farmer’s market picking out a Christmas tree and it was, strangely, emotional.

Yep. Dork. Right here.

And I second the awe with how much you do for this community and at large.


9 magpie { 04.04.11 at 2:37 pm }

You’re awesome.

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