NaBloPoMo Scorecard


Well, I did it. I really did it.  I didn’t think I’d manage it, to be honest, but I have succeeded in posting once every day for the past month.  I have received some kind comments from folks who have been following the November marathon, some of them commenting on the blog, and some mentioning it in that strange thing known as the real world.  But since blogging is such an intensely self-centred activity, what do I think about it?  I’m rather pleased, actually.  Pleased that I managed to remember to post each day, but also pleased that most of the posts had something to say, rather than blogging for the sake of it.  I did have a few posts that obeyed the letter rather than the spirit of the thing, but for the most part I managed to write something which I’d like to think is worth reading.

The post I am most pleased with is about why I think Footloose is a good show, but I still feel there is more that could be said on the subject.  My review of Kiss of the Spider Woman attracted the most hits, largely due to someone involved posting a link on Facebook – naturally, people want to know what strangers wrote about them!  And the most discussion was generated by my musings on getting Christmas cake in a packet.  In retrospect, I think I may have been a little harsh on that one.  My most-used category was ‘Ramblings’, with ‘Theatre’ coming a close second – this probably says a lot about the ways in which being required to post every day caused me to deviate a little from the intended focus of the blog.  A better showing from ‘Library’ would have been nice…

Before I started on this glorious blogging adventure, I listed some topics I intended to cover over the 30 days, so let’s look back at that list and see how things turned out :

  • stage management – 6th November: Managing the stage, watching the champagne
  • issues with doors – 29th November: A tale of two theatre keys
  • my first premiere – 4th November: My first premiere
  • several shows I plan to attend – Lucky Stiff, 5th November / Kiss of the Spider Woman (Here comes her kiss), 27th November / South Pacific, 30th November
  • rehearsing for Into the Woods – 2nd November: I’ll have whatever they’re having.  There is much more I could have written on this subject, though!
  • laptop rage – 1st November : Laptop rage
  • higher education in general – not a word on that subject…
  • godfatherliness – 20th November : The godfather
  • Cole Porter – again, not a word!
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    So there are still a few possible blog entries floating around my mental space.  These ideas have been joined by thoughts on ‘Carefully Taught’, Pal Joey and songs where people claim not to be in love with somebody.  It will (or maybe won’t) be interesting to see which of these materialise, and in what order!

    I won’t be continuing to blog daily (not least because I will be away from the internet for at least a few days over Christmas, which is a scary thought), but I’m glad I did.  I’d like to think I’ll blog, or write in some form, more often in the future as well.  I’ve rather enjoyed NaBloPoMo 2010 and I hope my readers have as well.

    [Obligatory British P.S. – it is snowing, and that makes me very happy.]

    1. I think you did it in spades. Enjoyed your posts. Looking forward to more.

      • Trish
      • December 2nd, 2010

      Yes, you need to take a well deserved rest now but sounds like you have some great ideas lined up for future posts 🙂

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