So – that’s the first week of NaBloPoMo complete. Seven posts done, twenty-two (after this one) to go. It’s been an interesting and diverse week content-wise. Starting with an introductory effort on 1st November (https://andrewpearce16.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/mo-bros-nablopomo-and-white-rabbits-what-happened-to-november/), topics covered have ranged from Strictly Come Dancing (https://andrewpearce16.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/strictly-come-sexism/), through a book review prompted by the South Wales football derby (https://andrewpearce16.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/my-favourite-books-2-my-favourite-year/), to a random trip through Wikipedia (https://andrewpearce16.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/linking-william-of-orange-to-hotel-babylon-6-degrees-of-wiki-separation/)
The middle of the week became a bit more political with an analysis of the vote : don’t vote arguments put forward in recent weeks by Robert Webb and Russell Brand respectively (https://andrewpearce16.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/firebrands-fireworks-and-revolution/) and a short (and admittedly quite acidic) piece on the decision of the UK government to end shipbuilding at Portsmouth (https://andrewpearce16.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/word-of-the-day-purdah/)
The final entry of the first week was a plug for a joint BBC : Open University produced programme re-examining the data on world population growth, public health and education, that caused this blogger at least to explore his own preconceptions around the developed : developing world ‘received wisdom’ of the early twenty-first century (https://andrewpearce16.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/are-you-more-knowledgeable-than-a-chimpanzee-im-not/)
What have I learned this week? That the discipline of writing a daily entry is both daunting and hugely rewarding; and that having some sort of forward plan would be really helpful! So – with that in mind – what can you look forward to next week? Well, that would be telling….!