So it’s not February first yet, but what the heck I’ll go ahead and get started early. I tried to do the whole NaBloPoMo thing a year or so ago, but didn’t make it more than a week. I hope to do better this time, and with that in mind I’ve decided to put together some kind of a plan.
First things first, I’m going to cheat and only plan on having a post published ever week day of the month, since it seems that’s when most people are reading my blog (and/or Planet Ubuntu) anyway, and it means I don’t have to worry about it over the weekends. If you really, really want to read a new post from me on Saturday……you should get a hobby. Then blog about it, on Planet Ubuntu.
To try and keep me from forgetting to blog during the days I am committing to, I’ve scheduled a recurring 30 minute slot on my calendar. UbBloPoMo posts should be something you can write up in 30 minutes or less, I think, so that should suffice. I’ve also scheduled it for the end of my work day, so I can talk about things that are still fresh in my mind, to make it even easier.
Finally, because Europe is off work by the end of my day, I’m going to schedule all of my posts to publish the following morning at 9am UTC (posts written Friday will publish on Monday morning). I’ve been doing this for a while with my previous posts, and it seems to get more views when I do. For example, this post was written yesterday, but posted while I was still sound asleep this morning. The internet is a magical place.
So, today being Friday, I will be writing my first actual UbBloPoMo entry this evening, and it will post on Monday February 3rd. What will it be about I wonder? The suspense is killing me.