Halloween is over, but cue the menacing music. NaBloPoMo 2010 is here. I am already panicked. Early this morning, I read Wreke Havoc‘s first post of the month; she’ll be blogging about her pet peeves all months. “Theme blogging! Great,” I thought. Then, I cleared my
bowels head and countered with, “I don’t have a theme. I can’t keep my head straight. I need be on Ritalin. How the hell can I stick to a theme for an entire month?” (Do you like that internal dialogue within myself? Don’t count on it. That’s rare.)
So, I took myself to breakfast and pondered some topics:
- Books: I read voraciously. While I probably won’t read 30 books in 30 days, I could pull some personal favorites from my Goodreads profile and write some reviews. Not. I’m not good at book reviews. If you want good book reviews, go Somewhere in the Suburbs. LSM reads as much as I do; she’s an excellent writer and gives great book reviews.
- Music: I love music — all kinds — but I am not versed enough to review that either. I perform, and I can string together a few literate arpeggios, but if you want real insight into music, call Miss Music Nerd.
- Art: Now, here’s a subject that’s close to my heart. I took art history in college. I’ve visited some of the greatest museums in the world. I’ve even taught my children a thing or two about art. But, I edit better than I create. So, get your daily dose of visual virtuosity from Kel or Robin.
- Humor: I can crack a joke with the best of them, especially at my own expense. However, I really love Sock Girl‘s dry wit. If some yahoo in PEI would please just give her a permanent, full-time job with great benefits and decent hours, she could spend more time making us all laugh.
Then, it hit me: I won’t hem myself in with a theme this month. I’ll bend whichever the hurricane-force winds of my home and mind blow me. In the beginning as in the end, I start the month with tributes and shout-outs to some of my favorite bloggers. Let’s see who I discover this month as I mine through NaBloPoMo’s blogroll.