National Blog Post Month. NaBloPoMo for short. Running in tandem with National Writing Month (something that I admire but don’t think I’ll ever be able to participate in).
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So I’ve participated in this annual push for bloggers for about four years now, starting in 2013 I believe (but that beginning was on my WordPress.com blog. Oh, but I do mention it in this post on NaBloPoMo).
I’ve posted on NaBloPoMo before, but for those who are new to this blogging craze, you can find information on it here. It’s an unofficial guide but it has a great FAQ page for anyone interested in the ins-outs and what-its-all-about of this peculiar, yet absolutely fun, challenge for writers and bloggers alike. I’m not sure why, but I can’t seem to find any NaBloPoMo in an official capacity.
It used to be hosted by BlogHer, but I see that they’ve recently changed their blog to SheKnows and I can’t seem to find anything dedicated to NaBloPoMo. They used to have a blogroll for interested parties and you would sign up and they would list your blog. They would also have these writing challenges throughout the month as inspiration. I’m sorry to see that may not happen this year. I did stumble upon Blissful Lemon and there is a blogroll posted there if you’re looking for a group.
Anyway! #NaBloPoMo is active so you still can find fellow bloggers who are still very much active.
At the very basic level, NaBloPoMo is the challenge to post every day for the entire month of November. Now, I admit, I have never been successful if you’re following the rule about posting every day, but I have been successful in the fact that I have posted more consistently during NaBloPoMo which is something I am proud of. It gets me motivated. It invokes that competitiveness. And because it does so, it definitely gets my mind flowing.
So, for those of us who aren’t writing the novel, short writing prompts, or blog posts are just as satisfying. Best of luck to all of you who are participating!