In addition to writing and updating my word count every day, there are a few little things that have been distracting me on the NaNoWriMo site:
The Word Count Scoreboard
A lot cooler than it sounds, you can see which world region is writing the most words per day. For example, today I am quite amused that #1 Germany; #2 Maryland, US; #3 Seattle, Washington, US is the lineup.
Not as recently, but it’s the best way to keep in touch with all the other NaNo-ers (I keep thinking “Nanoo-nanoo” from Mork & Mindy whenever I type “NaNo”). They have places where you can work out your ideas with other writers, and even an update on a few site hiccups they are trying to fix. I have been waiting on the widgets to get fixed, and that is where I check to get my updates.