Thursday 24 January 2008


Seeing as some have asked to see what the DNs said they would do last January...

Last January, they said:

Blueberry: Attend meetings in the house

Inkpot: Write 50 k on TTMF, commence edit of TMOTW, 2 WB assignments, 2 meeting re Iserie Valult books

Marvin: Complete 1 page of the website

Mungo: Commence Mango: The Unlucky Monkey

October & November: Discuss mystery blog

Parsley: Collect subscriptions

Sparkie: Get the gavel

Valpot: Complete edit of TLD prior to the Horse's full edit, complete Assigment 3, submit assignment 2, plan assignment 4, discuss joint books with Inkpot

Sunday 20 January 2008


I thought it would be interesting to see what the DNs accomplished in January of last year, to compare it to what they are trying to achieve this year - have they progressed, is their approach totally different, etc?

Furthermore would it be even more interesting to see what they hoped to accomplish for each month last year, versus what they achieved? The purpose of doing this would be to motivate the DNs, to challenge them. However, in case some Nodpots would find this uninspiring, we have decided to put it to a vote.

Therefore please vote on our poll, and let us know what you think!

Wednesday 9 January 2008


The plan for our blog this year is to do a weekly post, updating you on the Nodpots as well as posting any items of interest.

DNOTY 2007 (VT) has set up a blog for this year - see link below.

Tuesday 1 January 2008


After the DNOTY meeting at the end of the year, I asked the DNs for their highlights of 2007. Here are some of their answers:

Valpot (DNOTY '07): Winning the Nodpot of the Year, of course. It's the absolute highlight - I couldn't wish for anything more! Of course, having an article accepted for publication was also a great occasion. Other writing highlights include a very successful DN conference and a great 10th anniversary celebration.

Inkpot (DNOTY '04 & '05): Shooting on the DN 10th anniversary... The Fight to Write Conference.. And many more.

Mungo (DNOTY '06): Just everything! The Kingdom of Animals competition. The Conference was good, so was The Five Muses.

Marvin: Valerie winning DNOTY '07 - about time too.

Parsley: I really enjoyed the Fight to Write Conference, but I really agree with Marvin about Valpot winning, about time.

Sparkie: Getting a gavel and being nominated for DNOTY '07

October & November: Being nominated for DNOTY. Also starting a wonderful blog.

Blueberry: No highlights

All the best for 2008, Nodpots! I look forward to hearing how you are getting on for a little while longer, anyway!

DNOTY 2007


A new DNOTY has been announced. Despite the odds offered by the bookies, neither Mungo (the favourite) nor Inkpot (second favourite) scooped the coveted reward. This year the prize has gone to Valpot!



Mungo does it again!

Does this monkey fail at anything?

LEAF has won the BEST READ of 2007.

The Five Muses took a worthy second, with Revenge of Queen Rose in third place.

Well done, Mungo!