At the beginning of the month, I had high hopes for intertextuality. I wanted lots of hyper links to my old posts, to other blogs, to things of note on teh interwebs. And really that should have been simple-- I mean, there is a button on the top of the page that inserts links, for goodness sake. But, alas, I was too lazy most days to make the connection. Am too lazy now even to search through this month's archives for posts that used links. FAIL.
Oh! But did you read this post from Becca? Of all the great posts I read this month, "Ouch" is my absolute favorite.
My other favorite thing about NaBloPoMo was the plethora fantastic blog posts flooding my google reader everyday. In years past, I have felt overwhelmed by the volume of blogging in the month of November, but this time, I felt connected to the stream of blogsciousness. In addition to my old favorites and a blog I've recently started reading, I discovered/became a more vocal commenter on three others.
Hmm. So maybe I did find that intertextuality after all.
I am glad, too, to have documented a random month in my kids' lives and to have found time to write everyday. Next semester, I am going to use that writing time for, um, scholarship, but I'll credit the discovery process to NaBloPoMo.
I bought Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present by Hank Stuever today, and I am so excited to spend some time away from my screen reading it. BUT there are some blog-worthy things in my life right now-- I am having a problem keeping my eating in check and am afraid the weight I lost last summer will creep back on, for example. Also, this little guy
who still doesn't say very much is getting evaluated by our state's early intervention program on Wednesday and will start speech therapy if he qualifies for services, so I am sure I'll be back-- needier than ever-- soon.