I don’t know about you, but every year during NaNo, my blog falls apart.

Sort of.

A little bit.

Okay, completely.

I get so absorbed in my current masterpiece – this one’s the best yet – that I completely forget that I have a blog, much less four blogs. I’ve tried having several posts ready and scheduled in advance, and you would think that would work, but somehow, something manages to get screwed up – I click cancel instead of schedule and don’t realize it, WP hiccups and forgets to post the blog, or, god forbid, Armageddon.

That’s screwed me up a time or two ;)

So, my question is this, when an author has an extended stretch of little to no blog activity, do you abandon the blog? If yes, how long do you give them to get their act together? Do you ever go back and give them another go?

Inquiring minds and all that…


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5 Responses to NaNoKilledTheBlogPost

  1. Susan says:

    I don’t “abandon” so much as forget, which is why, if I really enjoy a blog, I will subscribe to it. That way I’m pleasantly reminded when a new blog post does surface. =)

    • Roelof says:

      My Don’t Stop Point is 13,000 to 15,000 words. A voice starts yabnibg at me: what on earth are you writing? This year I had to stop NaNo half way through at 25,000ish words. I had an unignorable influx of work which took up lots of time, but I didn’t stop completely. I just dropped my target to a more manageable 400 words a day. I’ll hopefully push it up to 800 words a day from tomorrow. Agh! Work. It gets in the way.

      • Sarah Sarah says:

        I’ve only done NaNo twice, but I finished both years – just barely, but I finished. This year, I’m hoping to manage 60k. Good luck and thanks for reading!


  2. Carol says:

    This year I managed to keep up with my blogging, but I stopped reading/commenting on other people’s blogs. I also avoded Facebook and Twitter, so I guess for me it was avoiding the whole social networking scene.

    If an author lets their audience know ahead of time that there’s going to be a break, then I wait patiently until the break is over. But if they disappear with no warning . . . it depends on the blog. Usually I give it a couple of months. More if I really like the blog.

    • Chiheb says:

      The great thing is you haven’t stopped athogetler. It’s easy to say that it’s too hard (I know lots of people who find work takes over their writing life, and I’m one of them!). But like you say, 400 words a day keeps you moving forward to the time when you can go back to the novel again. And it keeps the novel in your head.Once you stop for a long period of time, it’s a major effort to get back into it.

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