Monday, November 12, 2012

NaNo Update and Captcha Craptcha Day!

The ever brilliant Shelly and Chad have come up with a blogfest that will make all bloggers, everywhere, happy and sane people. It's called the Captcha Craptcha Day!



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The point? To let other bloggers know how much we hate the little word verification boxes. All we want to do is make a comment!

Please, for the love of all that is holy and good, turn them off! If you don't know how, here's a post I wrote about it - Turning off word verification on Blogger.

If you're worried about spam, change your settings to verify comments before they post! Truth is, Blogger has an awesome Spam filter. Even if you get a spam comment to your e-mail, chances are it never posted on your blog. You should be out of excuses now - so hop to it!

  
Moving on... We're almost halfway through the month of literary abandon. Here's my stats so far -

Words written: 23,000 (I don't write on weekends so my Monday stats will always be a little low)

Days Left: 18

I'm trying to finish before Thanksgiving and I may just make it at the rate I'm going, as long as I can keep writing 4,000 words a day. Wahoo!

How are your goals progressing?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I almost participated in this. Count me in as one who hates captcha. Sometimes it can take me 4 or more times to get the stupid code right. I've never used it with my blog and thus far, knock on something wood-like, I've not had spam. Plus, I just loved the little animated badge with this.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I missed it or I would've participated!

Angela V. Cook said...

Wow, 4,000 words a day is AMAZING! Oh, and I totally agree about Captcha--it took me almost 10 tries the other day to post a comment on someone's blog! It's so fast and easy to do, people, so just do it! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! on your writing. That's a lot of words! And I'm just glad that Captcha thing is over. I'm really tired of seeing that ridiculously stupid looking face.

Cassie Mae said...

LOL, I love this idea! And I love James Vanderbeek or however you spell his name is a big anti-captcha fan! :)

angie said...

What a funny blog hop! Love it :) Congrats on your words count for November so far :) 4,000 words a day is impressive!

Anonymous said...

I passed 10K this weekend. Still behind, but I went from 1100 on Friday morning to 10K yesterday. A pretty good jump all things considered.

Emily R. King said...

BOO word verification!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Thanks for the shout out Jennie. And a big thanks to James Van Der Beek.

If you don't mind I'm going to point people to your removal post as well.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Like Emily sad...Boo! Anyway I'm behind on Nano but that's because of a fall I had last week.

Carrie-Anne said...

Captchas are beyond annoying and frustrating. It's even worse when you have to go through that, and then get a message saying your comment will only be visible after approval.

I put aside one WIP and began another on 5 November, and have written over 9,000 words so far. I'm glad I switched.

Pk Hrezo said...

Here here! Down with captcha!

And you are truckin thru NaNo! Go, you!

Rena said...

I hate Captcha! It takes me forever to get the damn things right!

And your 4,000 words a day is crazy! Keep that up.

prerna pickett said...

yup, hate those things. And awesome work on your NaNo project. You're kicking my butt.

L.G.Smith said...

Wow, amazing word count. And you with a new baby too! Impressive.

And blah to captcha. So glad someone thought to have a day of public outcry about this. :)

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LTM said...

sounds like you're doing GREAT with Nano! Big congrats! And yes! Down with the word verify!!! :D <3

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

You were actually the post that convinced me to turn off word verification.

NaNoWriMo is coming along, crossed the 30K mark the other day, woot woot! You sounds like you're trucking along. Good job, keep it up!

Tara Tyler said...

yay for spreading the word!
boo for captchas!
yay for your word count!

Jay Noel said...

Cool! Found you on NaNo. Great job WriMo-ing. I'm almost there. Maybe a couple days away from winning my first one.

Shallee said...

You're doing awesome at NaNo! I'm sooo far behind. We'll see if I can manage to catch up or not.

Carol Kilgore said...

Great going on your NaNo words!!!
Keep writing :)

Alicia Price said...

CAPTCHA craptcha day is such an excellent idea. They are so incomprehensible half the time that I started using a a browser extension CAPTCHA bypass program called RUMOLA. It just fills them in for me and has made the internet a much less frustrating place!

Also, I haven't heard of this NaNo project before, it sounds like excellent writing inspiration! Must join next time!

Leigh Covington said...

I hate the capcha's. And people still have them. Why, I ask you? WHY? *cries*

Deirdre said...

Awesome- and thanks for the tutorial! Happy Nano :)

LisaAnn said...

Wow, you are making great progress with NaNo! Excellent job, and I hope the words continue flowing fast and furious! :)