NaNoWriMo – Day One Stats

Yep, I decided to participate again this year in NaNoWriMo.  I’ve also decided to post here again my progress.  I like the word counter on my profile page.  It’s a clever little things.

This is a curious exercise for me since there have ballooned lots of social and community things around NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo.  It’s curious to me because I guess I’m not really for joining any community-or at least it might be correct to say that I’d join it in my own way.

A couple of years ago I blundered in trying to participate in the NaNoWriMo Livejournal Community by posting my stats, which was pretty much all I had to contribute at the time. I misunderstood and got blasted rather nastily, which I learned happens more often than not in some Livejournal communities.  Oddly enough, I’m still a member in the community, but had been so put off still that I wouldn’t go near it for any of the tea in China. For now anyway. Perhaps in the future, it’s a decision I’ll revisit.

As for NaBloPoMo, I guess I’m just not feeling the BlogHer community thing. Don’t get me wrong-BlogHer did a great thing in helping women to carve out a spot in the blogosphere, even if it was just in making many of us realize that many of the so-called male expert bloggers actually had just more swagger going on than expertise and there was no reason for females not go forth and blog too about any subject.

However I think BlogHer and I have grown apart. Whatever initial needs I wanted to meet through BlogHer, have since been met and in many ways, their communities just don’t speak to me.  I know that sometimes people are turned off from them because “mommy bloggers” were/perhaps still are a large constituency for them but that’s not a complete turnoff for me.  Admittedly when I become a mother, you’ll will probably be hard pressed to find any mention of it online beyond maybe an announcement. No Facebook posts/albums, daily blogs about my wee ones or joining online communities or chinwags.  I’ve never been that kind of female.  In fact, because I tended to be like a lots of guys in that I’m good at sharing right at a certain point-if at all-it made working with some women difficult.  Especially when I would see male colleagues boundaries respected but mine were not.

So while I like the challenge of NaBloPoMo, I’m good just at doing it for me and not feeling like I have to take part in anything else beyond that.

Jinkies, I’ve probably said more about a lot things than I intended.  At least for this post.

Here are the NaNoWriMo – Day One  Stats

Average Per Day
1,196

Words Written Today
1,196

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
1,196

Words Remaining
48,804

Current Day
1

Days Remaining
30

At This Rate You Will Finish On
December 12, 2014

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,627

NaBloPoMo November 2014

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