Karen talked about doing this, so of course, I jumped on the bandwagon. I'm not trying to squirm out of anything by selecting the shortest month of the year to post every day for a month. Really, I'm not.
The NaBloPoMo website offers a theme for each month, and February's theme is Ties. Provocative, right? I'm going to see if I can connect my daily posts to the theme, and I have ideas for a few special days this month. It's those regular, run-of-the-mill days that may present the real challenge.
As my long-time readers know, I started blogging in August, 2005, right after I returned to New Mexico for my second year of graduate school. I was quickly hooked. I enjoy interacting with other bloggers, and I love getting comments and developing friendships through the blog. It isn't only the new relationships that keep me tied to blogging; it means so much to me to stay in touch with friends who live far away. Sure, there are letters, e-mails, and phone calls, but there's something really fun about knowing that if I post a picture of a recent knit, a culinary adventure, or a new color in my hair, my posse will see it. It's almost like I'm back in Albuquerque showing up at the Flying Star (oh, I want Red Stuff. And a Buddha Bowl. One of those ginger cookies, too) to show Scout (look! calendars are back! Hurrah!) and Mona (soon as she gives the word, I'll have an exciting link for her) what I'm up to, or calling Dana five times in one day to tell her what I'm doing that. Very. Minute.
So, yeah. Blogging. It ties me to my peeps. How about you? If you blog, why is it important to you? Don't have a blog? Tell me how you stay connected.
The contest part? How about this: I'll post some questions every day in February. Whoever leaves the most comments (one per day maximum) during my NaBloPoMo project will win a glamorous prize, which I'll show you as soon as I figure it out!!
One last thing before I publish this. I'm not getting all the comments in my e-mail box, so thank you to everyone who commented on the last post...and I'm sorry I haven't responded yet. I'll get it figured out!