Officially, we’re one day away from the three-week mark of NaBloPoMo, or, as we’ve been calling it around our houses, Nano Poblano. I decided to throw in this team check up today, though, because for the first time since a few days before Nov. 1, when I woke up today, I saw no views on any of the posts I’ve headlined with the NP words.
Nobody’s clicked over to check on links or leave comments or say they’ve posted.
I’m wondering why.
Nano Poblano fatigue?
None of my darn business?
You didn’t think you’d get away with that last one, did you?
Counting today, around the world there are 11 days left to post and read stories, poems, photos, illustrations and combinations of all of the above under the banner of Nano Poblano. That’s a lot of potential for the rest of us to see and consider whether or not we want to talk about them.
The past few days, there has been some strife about blogger goals and expectations within and outside Nano Poblano in several of our teammates’ comment sections.
In the comment section of my friend Sheena of Not a Punk Rocker, I offered my basic guidelines. I wrote, among the 146 comments on her post:
Read when you have interest. Like when you mean it. Comment when you have something to say. Converse when it makes your life better for the seconds or minute or more. Not rules. Just little guidelines to make it more pleasureable, I guess. And you can find bloggers who become friends. That’s the cool thing about the community of WordPress. On the opposite end, if it’s not happening, move on, no hard feelings.
And so I wonder …
What were your expectations going into this Nano Poblano exercise? Have the first 20 days of Nano Poblano been better, worse, or what you expected? What can be done in the remainder of Nano Poblano to make it better for you?